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A God Entranced Vision of All Things: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

Edited by John Piper, Justin Taylor, Contributions by Stephen J. Nichols, Noël Piper, J. I. Packer, Donald S. Whitney, Mark Dever, Paul Helm, Sam Storms, Mark Talbot, Sherard Burns

A God Entranced Vision of All Things

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A God Entranced Vision of All Things: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

Edited by John Piper, Justin Taylor, Contributions by Stephen J. Nichols, Noël Piper, J. I. Packer, Donald S. Whitney, Mark Dever, Paul Helm, Sam Storms, Mark Talbot, Sherard Burns

"Useful men are some of the greatest blessings of a people. To have many such is more for a people's happiness than almost anything, unless it be God's own gracious, spiritual presence amongst them; they are precious gifts of heaven."

Certainly one of the most useful men in evangelical history was the man who preached those words, pastor and theologian Jonathan Edwards. Commemorating his 300th birthday, general editors John Piper and Justin Taylor chose ten essays that highlight different aspects of Edwards's life and legacy and show how his teachings are just as relevant today as they were three centuries ago.

Even within the church, many people know little more about Edwards than what is printed in American history textbooks-most often, excerpts from his best-known sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." They unjustly envision Edwards preaching only fire and brimstone to frightened listeners. But he knew and preached God's heaven as much as Satan's hell. He was a humble and joyful servant, striving to glorify God in his personal life and public ministry.

This book's contributors investigate the character and teachings of the man who preached from a deep concern for the unsaved and a passionate desire for God. Studying the life and works of this dynamic Great Awakening figure will rouse slumbering Christians, prompting them to view the world through Edwards's God-centered lens.


Editors:

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including Desiring GodDon’t Waste Your LifeThis Momentary MarriageA Peculiar Glory; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.

Justin Taylor (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the executive vice president of book publishing and book publisher at Crossway. He has edited and contributed to several books, including A God-Entranced Vision of All Things and Reclaiming the Center, and he blogs at Between Two Worlds—hosted by the Gospel Coalition.


Specifications:

Category: Theology
History & Biography
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 288
ISBN-10: 1-58134-563-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-58134-563-6
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 12.3 ounces
Published: August 31, 2004