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Mixed Reactions: Princeton and Andover Seminaries and Nineteenth-Century American Culture

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/9780199791606.003.0038
Mixed Reactions: Princeton and Andover Seminaries and Nineteenth-Century American Culture

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The nineteenth century fought with Edwards over human nature. New England thinkers at Yale and Andover tried to bend Edwards toward the new Scottish philosophy of human consciousness, Princeton rejected Edwards's metaphysics and ethics in part because it contradicted the “laws” of human intuition, and later American culture became disinterested in a theologian who seemed more interested in God than in natural human existence.

Keywords: Scottish philosophy; metaphysics; ethics; intuition; culture; Princeton; Andover

Chapter.  5433 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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