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Theological Dispute, 1750–1858

Bruce Kuklick

in A History of Philosophy in America

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780199260164
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597893 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199260168.003.0003
 Theological Dispute, 1750–1858

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From 1750–1850, a philosophical theology rooted in the work of Jonathan Edwards dominated speculative thought in America. A group of Edwards's students, followers of ‘New Divinity,’ were led by Joseph Bellamy, Samuel Hopkins, and Nathaniel Emmons, who defended both God's sovereignty and human free will. They eventually professionalized in schools of theology led by Charles Hodge at Princeton, and, at Yale by Nathaniel William Taylor, a brilliant innovator and expositor of ideas that injected Scottish realism into theological debate.

Keywords: Joseph Bellamy; Jonathan Edwards; Nathaniel Emmons; free will; God's sovereignty; Charles Hodge; Samuel Hopkins; New Divinity; Princeton; professionalization; Scottish Realism; Nathaniel William Taylor; Yale

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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