The Spirit of Revival: Discovering the Wisdom of Jonathan Edwards

With the Complete, Modernized Text of The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God

By R. C. Sproul, Archie Parrish, Jonathan Edwards, Preface by William Cooper

The Spirit of Revival

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The Spirit of Revival: Discovering the Wisdom of Jonathan Edwards

With the Complete, Modernized Text of The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God

By R. C. Sproul, Archie Parrish, Jonathan Edwards, Preface by William Cooper

A key figure during the Great Awakening, Jonathan Edwards wrote this important discourse, The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God, in 1741, just after the revival had reached its peak. In his thorough exploration of the true and false signs of revival, drawn from 1 John 4, Edwards concludes that while a movement may be accompanied by excesses and questionable actions, these signs do not necessarily disqualify it as authentic.

In a refreshing way Edwards embraces a genuine enthusiasm in these manifestations while stressing the need for biblical discernment. His critique is kind and gentle as he points to the true marks of revival: love and humility. In The Spirit of Revival, Parrish makes Edwards's entire work more accessible by modernizing the text and adding explanatory notes. R. C. Sproul's extended introduction compares the great theologian's time to our own, and the preface by Edwards's contemporary William Cooper rings resoundingly to the people of God today.

Edwards's message provides more than just insight into the Great Awakening. It is a map to follow for all revivals in all times.


Authors:

R. C. Sproul (1939–2017) was founder of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian discipleship organization located near Orlando, Florida. He was also founding pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida, first president of Reformation Bible College, and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine. His radio program, Renewing Your Mind, is still broadcast daily on hundreds of radio stations around the world and can also be heard online. Sproul contributed dozens of articles to national evangelical publications, spoke at conferences, churches, colleges, and seminaries around the world, and wrote more than one hundred books, including The Holiness of God, Chosen by God, and Everyone’s a Theologian. He also served as general editor of the Reformation Study Bible.

Archie Parrish is the founder and president of Serve International and faithfully works to train evangelical churches in prayer discipleship.

JONATHAN EDWARDS (1703–1758) was a pastor, theologian, and missionary. He is generally considered the greatest American theologian. A prolific writer, Edwards is known for his many sermons, including "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God", and his classic Treatise Concerning Religious Affections. Edwards was appointed president of the College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) shortly before his death. 


Endorsements:

"This edition will enable the curious to get a taste of eighteenth-century American religion and its most celebrated theologian."
Gerald R. McDermott, Anglican Chair of Divinity and Director of the Institute of Anglican Studies, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University; coauthor, The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

"This reader-friendly volume begins with an introductory essay by Sproul. . . . For readers unfamiliar with Edwards, Sproul's essay is a valuable introduction. The book includes a discussion guide and a suggested application of the material for small-group settings."
Glenn Kreider, Professor of Theological Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary; Contributor, Bibliotheca Sacra


Specifications:

Category: Theology
History & Biography
Format: Paperback
Case Quantity: 10
Page Count: 224
ISBN-10: 1-4335-0111-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-0111-1
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 11.0 ounces
Published: January 31, 2008