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Edwards on (and in) Mission

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199791606
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932290 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0034
Edwards on (and in) Mission

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Missions for Edwards were essential to the history of revival, which was the main story line in the history of humanity itself, all of which Edwards included in what he called the history of redemption. This chapter delineates Edwards's conception of mission, relates how missions generally functioned in Edwards's history of redemption, and then looks more closely at Edwards's own mission to Native Americans. At the end, it comments briefly on the importance of Edwards's mission to Protestant missions in later centuries.

Keywords: missions; Native Americans; history of redemption; revival; Protestant missions

Chapter.  7652 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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