Jonathan Edwards’s View of Sympathy as it Relates to His Socio-ethical Perspective

Journal for the History of Reformed Pietism

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Title Jonathan Edwards’s View of Sympathy as it Relates to His Socio-ethical Perspective
 
Creator Miyagi, Ken
 
Subject American Religious History
American Religious History
 
Description This article will discuss how Edwards’s view of affection played a significant role in his social thought and actions by investigating Jonathan Edwards’s idea of sympathy. In doing so, it will employ the seventeenth-century Puritans’ socioreligious view of such feelings that is meticulously researched in Abram C. Van Engen’s, Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England (2015). Edwards’s thought of sympathy was expounded as a vital concept for building community cohesion in his sermons and treatises, such as Religious Affections and Nature of True Virtue. This article will explore such a notion in both Edwards’s affectional and philosophical terms, and then it will shed new light on his social ethics through demonstrating Edwards’s view of sympathy that was developed in a tangle of the Reformed Puritan tradition and the Enlightenment thoughts.
 
Publisher Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University
 
Contributor
 
Date 2021-11-29
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://jestudies.yale.edu/index.php/journal/article/view/525
 
Source Online Journal; Vol 11, No 2 (2021); 100-116
2159-6875
2159-6875
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://jestudies.yale.edu/index.php/journal/article/view/525/321
 
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