Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758AD)

Jonathan Edwards

American Pastor and Theologian.

“ONCE, as I rid out into the Woods for my Health, Anno 1737; and having lit from my Horse in a retired  Place, as my Manner commonly has been, to walk for divine Contemplation and Prayer; I had a View, that for me was extraordinary, of the Glory of the SON OF GOD; as Mediator between GOD and Man; and his wonderful, great, full, pure and sweet Grace and Love, and meek and gentle Condescention. This Grace, that appear’d to me so calm and sweet, appear’d great above the Heavens. The Person of CHRIST appear’d ineffably excellent, with an Excellency great enough to swallow up all Thought and Conception, Which continued, as near as I can judge, about an Hour; which kept me, the bigger Part of the Time, in a Flood of Tears, and weeping aloud. I felt withal, an Ardency of Soul to be, what I know not otherwise how to express, than to be emptied and annihilated; to lie in the Dust, and to be full of Christ alone; to love him with a holy and pure Love; to trust in him; to live upon him; to serve and follow him, and to be totally wrapt up in the Fullness of Christ; and to be perfectly sanctified and made pure, with a divine and heavenly Purity. I have several other Times had Views very much of the same Nature, and that have had the same Effects.”—JONATHAN EDWARDS

 


Jonathan Edwards was born on Oct. 5, 1703, in East Windsor, Connecticut, the only son among 11 children. He was graduated from Yale College in 1720 and remained there for two more years studying theology. After a short time as a pastor in New York, Edwards returned to Yale as a tutor before accepting a position as an associate pastor in Northampton, Massachusetts,  to his grandfather, Solomon Stoddard. After Stoddard's death in 1729, Edwards stayed on there until 1750. From 1751 until 1757 he served a congregation at Stockbridge, Mass., and then moved on to become president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). He had just taken up his duties there when he caught smallpox and died on March 22, 1758.

 

Robert Hall, the eminent 19th century baptist, said of him, “I consider Jonathan Edwards the greatest of the sons of men. He ranks with the brightest luminaries of the Christian Church, not excluding any country or any age, since the apostolic.” 

 

Sir James Mackintosh (19th century) said of Edwards, “This remarkable man, the metaphysician of America. . . . His power of subtle argument, perhaps unmatched, certainly unsurpassed, among men, was joined, as in some of the ancient mystics, with a character which raised his piety to fervor.”

 

Benjamin B. Warfield (1932) said, “Jonathan Edwards, saint and metaphysician, revivalist and theologian, stands out as the one figure of real greatness in the intellectual life of colonial America.”

 

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1976) said, “Jonathan Edwards was a mighty theologian and a great evangelist at the same time....”

 

A Faithful Narrative of the Work of God. (1736AD) (363k) pdf (240k) docx (102k)  zip (83k)

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. (49k) (1741AD) zip (15k)

God's Sovereignty in the Salvation of Men.  (55k) zip (17k)

A Farewell Sermon. (126k)  (1834 edition) pdf (192k) zip (33k)

Article on Edwards. (19k) Shaff-Hertzog Encyclopedia (1894 ed.)

Concerning Qualifications for Full Communion (first part)  (94k) (1746AD) zip (30k)

Concerning Qualifications for Full Communion (second part) (60k) (1746AD) zip (21k)

Concerning Qualifications for Full Communion (third part) (76k) (1746AD) zip (22k)

Concerning Qualifications for Full Communion (final part) (95k) (1746AD) pdf (k) zip (27k)

Letter from Thomas Foxcroft. (55k) (1749AD) zip (20k)

Some Thoughts on the Revival. An extract (124k) pdf (64k) docx (40k) zip (30k)

Two Letters to Gillespie's Objections. (100k) (1747AD) zip (27k)

Distinguishing Marks of...the Spirit of God.(1) (102k) (1741AD)  pdf (96k) zip (32k)

Distinguishing Marks of...the Spirit of God.(2) (40k) (1741AD) pdf (37k) zip (13k)

Distinguishing Marks of...the Spirit of God.(3) (73k) (1741AD) pdf (79k) zip (26k)

David Brainerd (part 1 of 2) from 1844AD edition. (222k) pdf (100k) docx (54k) zip (37k)

David Brainerd (part 2 of 2) from 1844AD edition. (256k) pdf (117k) docx (60k) zip (40k)

 


 

16 LECTURES ON 

CHARITY AND ITS FRUITS; OR, CHRISTIAN LOVE AS MANIFESTED IN THE HEART AND LIFE.

 

PDF BOOK (1.22mb) "Charity and Its Fruits..."

 

LECTURE I. Charity, or Love the Sum of all Virtue. (168k) pdf (70k) docx (45k)

LECTURE II.  Charity more Excellent than the Extraordinary Gifts of the Spirit. (270k) pdf (70k) docx (47k)

LECTURE III.  The Greatest Performances or Sufferings in Vain without Charity. (114k) pdf (72k) docx (37k)

LECTURE IV. Charity Disposes us Meekly to Bear the Injuries Received from Others. (169k) pdf (104k) docx (52k)

LECTURE V. Charity Disposes us to do Good. (194k) pdf (59k) docx (45k)

LECTURE VI. Charity Inconsistent with an Envious Spirit. (133k) pdf (63k) docx (51k)

LECTURE VII. The Spirit of Charity is An Humble Spirit. (281k) pdf (166k) docx (72k)

LECTURE VIII. The Spirit of Charity the Opposite of a Selfish Spirit. (213k) pdf (154k) docx (70k)

LECTURE IX. The Spirit of Charity the Opposite of an Angry or Wrathful Spirit. (103k) pdf (58k) docx (32k)

LECTURE X. The Spirit of Charity the Opposite of a Censorious Spirit. (171k) pdf (58k) docx (36k)

LECTURE XI. All True Grace in the Heart Tends to Holy Practice in Life. (218k) pdf (111k) docx (54k)

LECTURE XII. Charity, or a Christian Spirit, Willing to Undergo all Sufferings in the Way of Duty. (162k) pdf (85k) docx (42k)

LECTURE XIII. All the Graces of Christianity Connected.  (150k) pdf (83k) docx (38k)

LECTURE XIV. Charity, or True Grace, not to be Overthrown by Opposition.  (114k) pdf (86k) docx (36k)

LECTURE XV. The Holy Spirit for ever to be communicated to the Saints . . . . (105k) pdf (87k) docx (31k)

LECTURE XVI. Heaven, a World of Charity or Love. (221k) pdf (146k) docx (68k)

 

 

 

 


MEMOIR

of

JONATHAN EDWARDS, A. M.

by

Sereno E. Dwight

Revised & Corrected by Edward Hickman

First published 1834

PDF BOOK (2.75mb) Memoir of Jonathan Edwards

CHAPTER I. BIRTH. PARENTAGE. EARLY RELIGIOUS ADVANTAGES. SERIOUS IMPRESSIONS AND ACCOUNT OF HIS EXPERIENCE. (43k) zip (15k)

CHAPTER II. INTELLECTUAL PROGRESS—EARLIEST PRODUCTIONS—ENTRANCE AT COLLEGE—MENTAL HABITS. (40k) zip (12k)

CHAPTER III. EARLY RELIGIOUS PRODUCTIONS—“MISCELLANIES”—NOTES ON THE SCRIPTURES— COMMENCEMENT OF HIS PREACHING—RESOLUTIONS. (68k) zip (17k)

CHAPTER IV. HIS DIARY. (97k) zip (27k)

CHAPTER V. HIS TUTORSHIP—SICKNESS—INVITATION TO NORTHAMPTON—PERSONAL NARRATIVE CONTINUED—DIARY CONCLUDED. (56k) zip (16k)

CHAPTER VI. SETTLEMENT IN THE MINISTRY AT NORTHAMPTON—SITUATION OF THINGS AT THE TIME OF HIS SETTLEMENT—ATTENTION TO RELIGION IN THE PARISH—COURSE OF STUDY—HABITS OF LIFE—MARRIAGE—DEATH AND CHARACTER OF MR. STODDARD—SICKNESS OF MR. EDWARDS —DEATH AND CHARACTER OF HIS SISTER JERUSHA—HIS FIRST PUBLICATION. (66k) zip (18k)

CHAPTER VII. REMARKABLE REVIVAL OF RELIGION, IN 1734, AND 1735—ITS EXTENT AND POWER—MANNER OF TREATING AWAKENED SINNERS—CAUSES OF ITS DECLINE —RELIGIOUS CONTROVERSY IN HAMPSHIRE—DEATH OF HIS SISTER LUCY —CHARACTERISTICS OF MRS. EDWARDS—REMAINDER OF PERSONAL NARRATIVE. (80k) zip (23k)

CHAPTER VIII. “NARRATIVE OF SURPRISING CONVERSIONS”—HIS VIEWS OF REVIVALS OF RELIGION—REMARKABLE PROVIDENCE AT NORTHAMPTON—“FIVE DISCOURSES”—MR. BELLAMY A RESIDENT OF HIS FAMILY—HISTORY OF REDEMPTION—EXTRA-PAROCHIAL LABOURS OF MR. EDWARDS—SERMON AT ENFIELD—FUNERAL SERMON ON THE REV. W. WILLIAMS. (45k) zip (13k)

CHAPTER IX. COMMENCEMENT OF A SECOND GREAT REVIVAL OF RELIGION, IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 1740—VISIT OF MR. WHITEFIELD AT NORTHAMPTON —IMPULSES—JUDGING OF THE RELIGIOUS CHARACTER OF OTHERS—LETTER TO MR. WHEELOCK—GREAT EFFECTS OF A PRIVATE LECTURE OF MR. E.—LETTER TO HIS DAUGHTER—LETTER TO A YOUNG LADY IN CONNECTICUT —LAY PREACHING—LETTER OF REV. G. TENNENT—SERMON AT NEW-HAVEN —"DISTINGUISHING MARKS OF A WORK OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD”—PREFACES BY MR. COOPER AND MR. WILLISON—MR. SAMUEL HOPKINS. (60k) zip (13k)

CHAPTER X. TEMPORARY ABATEMENT OF RELIGIOUS ATTENTION—LETTER TO MR. BELLAMY—MISSIONARY TOUR—SUCCESS AT LEICESTER—MR. HOPKINS BECOMES A MEMBER OF HIS FAMILY—MR. BUELL'S SUCCESSFUL LABOURS AT NORTHAMPTON—MR. ED-WARDS'S NARRATIVE OF THE REVIVAL AT NORTHAMPTON, IN 1740-1742—COVENANT ENTERED INTO BY THE CHURCH. (52k) zip (13k)

CHAPTER XI. MRS. EDWARDS. HER SOLEMN SELF-DEDICATIONS HER UNCOMMON DISCOVERIES OF THE DIVINE PERFECTIONS AND GLORY; AND OF THE EXCELLENCY OF CHRIST REMARKS CONCERNING THEM. (78k) zip (24k)

CHAPTER XII. EXTENT OF THE REVIVAL OF 1740-1748—AUSPICIOUS OPENING—OPPOSED BY ITS ENEMIES: AND INJURED BY ITS FRIENDS—”THOUGHTS ON THE REVIVAL IN NEW ENGLAND” —ATTESTATIONS OF NUMEROUS MINISTERS—CAUSES OF ITS DECLINE—INFLUENCE OF MR. WHITEFIELD, MR. TENNENT, AND OTHERS—INFLUENCE OF MR. EDWARDS'S PUBLICATIONS IN SCOTLAND—GREAT REVIVAL OF RELIGION THERE—HIS CORRESPONDENTS IN THAT COUNTRY—LETTER TO MR. M'CULLOCH—ANSWER TO DO—LETTER FROM MR. ROBE. (56k) zip (13k)

CHAPTER XIII. FIRST INTERVIEW WITH DAVID BRAINERD—SEPARATIONS FROM CHURCHES —LETTER TO REV. MR. WHITMAN—CORRESPONDENCE WITH MR. CLAP —CHARACTER OF THAT GENTLEMAN—SERMON AT THE ORDINATION OF MR. ABERCROMBIE—LETTER TO MR. M'CULLOCH—VIEWS OF THE PROPHECIES RELATIVE TO THE CHURCH—SERMON AT THE ORDINATION OF MR. BUELL. (74k) zip (22k)

CHAPTER XIV. MISTAKES EXTENSIVELY PREVALENT AT THIS TIME, AS TO THE NATURE AND EVIDENCES OF TRUE GODLINESS—“TREATISE ON RELIGIOUS AFFECTIONS”—DESIGN AND CHARACTER OF THE WORK—REPUBLISHED ABROAD—LETTER FROM MR. GILLESPIE CONCERNING IT —LETTER FROM MR. EDWARDS TO MR. M'CULLOCH—REPLY TO MR. GILLESPIE—PROPOSAL MADE IN SCOTLAND, FOR UNITED EXTRAORDINARY PRAYER —EFFORTS OF MR. EDWARDS TO PROMOTE IT—LETTER TO MR. M'CULLOCH —“HUMBLE ATTEMPT TO PROMOTE EXTRAORDINARY PRAYER.” MISTAKES EXTENSIVELY PREVALENT AT THIS TIME, AS TO THE NATURE AND EVIDENCES OF TRUE GODLINESS —“TREATISE ON RELIGIOUS AFFECTIONS”—DESIGN AND CHARACTER OF THE WORK —REPUBLISHED ABROAD—LETTER FROM MR. GILLESPIE CONCERNING IT—LETTER FROM MR. EDWARDS TO MR. M'CULLOCH—REPLY TO MR. GILLESPIE—PROPOSAL MADE IN SCOTLAND, FOR UNITED EXTRAORDINARY PRAYER—EFFORTS OF MR. EDWARDS TO PROMOTE IT—LETTER TO MR. M'CULLOCH—“HUMBLE ATTEMPT TO PROMOTE EXTRAORDINARY PRAYER.” (97k) zip (32k)

CHAPTER XV. ARRIVAL OF DAVID BRAINERD AT NORTHAMPTON—HIS SICKNESS AND DEATH AT THE HOUSE OF MR. EDWARDS—HIS PAPERS—DEATH OF JERUSHA, THE SECOND DAUGHTER OF MR. E.—HER CHARACTER—CORRESPONDENCE OF MR. E. WITH REV. JOHN ERSKINE—ABSTRACT OF MR. E. 'S FIRST LETTER TO MR. ERSKINE—PLAN CONCEIVED OF THE FREEDOM OF THE WILL—DEATH OF COL. STODDARD—KINDNESS OF MR. ERSKINE—LETTER OF MR. E. TO HIM—SECOND LETTER FROM MR. GILLESPIE—LETTER TO MR. M'CULLOCH—LETTER TO MR. ERSKINE—LETTER FROM MR. WILLISON—LIFE AND DIARY OF BRAINERD—LETTERS TO MESSRS. ERSKINE, M'CULLOCH, AND ROBE—ORDINATION OF REV. JOB STRONG—ANECDOTE OF REV. MR. MOODY—LETTER OF MR. E. TO HIS DAUGHTER MARY—SECOND LETTER TO MR. GILLESPIE. (204k) zip (60k)

CHAPTER XVI. COMMENCEMENT OF DIFFICULTIES AT NORTHAMPTON. (35k) zip (12k)

CHAPTER XVII. ACCOUNT OF DIFFICULTIES AT NORTHAMPTON CONTINUED. (39k) zip (13k)

CHAPTER XVIII. LETTER TO MR. M'CULLOCH—TO MR. ERSKINE—AN ACCOUNT OF THE TROUBLES AT NORTHAMPTON CONCLUDED. (61k) zip (20k)

CHAPTER XIX. PROPOSALS FROM STOCKBRIDGE, AND FROM THE COMMISSIONERS—VISIT TO STOCKBRIDGE—INDIAN MISSION—HOUSATONNUCKS—MOHAWKS—DISSENSIONS OF ENGLISH INHABITANTS—MR. HOLLIS'S MUNIFICENCE. (79k) zip (25k)

CHAPTER XX. LETTER TO SIR W. PEPPERELL—LETTER TO LADY PEPPERELL—LETTER TO HIS FATHER—ARRIVAL OF MR. HAWLEY—INCREASING IMPORTANCE OF INDIAN ESTABLISHMENT —SCHEMES OF ITS ENEMIES—FIRM STAND TAKEN BY MR. EDWARDS —LETTER TO MR. OLIVER—LETTER TO COMMISSIONERS—DIFFICULTIES TO THE MISSION —ANSWER TO MR. WILLIAMS—LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF NORTHAMPTON—MARRIAGE OF MR. AND MRS. BURR—LETTER TO MR. ERSKINE—LETTER TO MR. HOLLIS—LETTER TO MR. HUBBARD. (109k) zip (32k)

CHAPTER XXI. VOTE OF THANKS OF COMMISSIONERS—SERMON AT NEWARK —MEASURES OF THE ENEMIES OF THE MISSION DEFEATED—LETTER TO MR. OLIVER —FREEDOM OF THE WILL—LETTER TO MR. ERSKINE—DEPOSITION OF MR. GILLESPIE —LETTER TO DO—LETTER TO MR. M'CULLOCH —REPORT OF INDIAN AGENT—REPLY OF MR. EDWARDS—FURTHER DEFEAT OF THE ENEMIES OF THE MISSION.(87k) zip (28k)

CHAPTER XXII. LETTER TO HIS ELDEST SON—RETURN OF GREATER PART OF THE MOHAWKS—LETTER TO COMMISSIONERS—MISSION OF MR HAWLEY TO ONOHQUAUGA —REMAINDER OF MOHAWKS DIRECTED TO RETURN—“FREEDOM OF THE WILL”—LETTER TO MR. ERSKINE—PROPOSAL OF SOCIETY IN LONDON—LETTER TO MR. GILLESPIE —DESIGN AND CHARACTER OF THE “FREEDOM OF THE WILL”—LETTERS FROM MR. HOLLIS—SURRENDER OF MOHAWK SCHOOL TO MR. EDWARDS—ENTIRE DEFEAT OF ENEMIES OF MISSION—RETURN OF REMAINING MOHAWKS. (75k) zip (22k)

CHAPTER XXIII. SICKNESS OF MR. EDWARDS—“GOD'S LAST END IN CREATION” —“NATURE OF VIRTUE”—MR. EDWARDS SECOND SON RESIDES AT ONOHQUAUGA —DANGERS OF THE WAR—LETTER TO MR. ERSKINE—LETTER TO COL. WILLIAMS—LORD KAIMES—LETTER TO MR. ERSKINE—LETTER TO MR. M'CULLOCH —LETTER OF DR. BELLAMY—“TREATISE ON ORIGINAL SIN”—LETTER TO HIS FATHER —LETTER TO MR. ERSKINE. (97k) zip (32k)

CHAPTER XXIV. DEATH OF PRESIDENT BURR—HIS CHARACTER—MR. EDWARDS CHOSEN HIS SUCCESSOR—LETTERS OF MRS. BURR—TO A GENTLEMAN IN SCOTLAND—TO A GENTLEMAN IN BOSTON—TO HER MOTHER—LETTER OF MR. EDWARDS, TO THE TRUSTEES OF THE COLLEGE —LETTER OF MRS. BURR, TO HER FATHER—LETTER TO DR. BELLAMY—COUNCIL DISMISS MR. EDWARDS—INAUGURATION AS PRESIDENT—FIRST SERMON AT PRINCETON —SICKNESS—DEATH—LETTER OF DR. SHIPPEN—LETTERS OF MRS. EDWARDS. AND OF HER DAUGHTER, TO MRS. BURR—DEATH OF MRS. BURR—DEATH OF MRS. EDWARDS. (85k) zip (30k)

CHAPTER XXV. CONCLUDING REMARKS  ( 221k) zip (53k)

 


 

JOHN NEWTON

WILLIAM THE SILENT SAVONAROLA CHRISTIAN HISTORY