Jonathan Edwards and the Image of God in relation to Reformed Orthodoxy and the Flacian Controversy

Journal for the History of Reformed Pietism

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Title Jonathan Edwards and the Image of God in relation to Reformed Orthodoxy and the Flacian Controversy
 
Creator Torseth, Robb L.
 
Subject Early Modern History, American Religious History, Post-reformation Studies
Early Modern History, American Religious History, Post-reformation Studies
 
Description One little-explored facet of the theology of Jonathan Edwards is his view of the image of God. Drawing on unpublished sermon manuscript resources, this paper seeks to locate the position of Edwards’ view within post-Reformation Reformed theology, determining that Edwards held to a strictly intellectual, spiritual, moral, and relational view of the image to the mutual exclusion of the body in a manner discontinuous with that of prior Reformed theologians. Finally, the paper considers the provocative nature of Edwards’ use of ‘image of Satan’ language in his preaching ministry, comparing it to the Flacian Controversy and positing that Edwards only utilized such language by way of economical analogy, not ontological consistency
 
Publisher Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University
 
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Date 2021-05-28
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://jestudies.yale.edu/index.php/journal/article/view/489
 
Source Online Journal; Vol 11, No 1 (2021); 29-44
2159-6875
2159-6875
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://jestudies.yale.edu/index.php/journal/article/view/489/309
 
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