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Sweeney

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Symbolic character in the poetry of T. S. Eliot. representing the vulgar but vital force of life, particularly in modern man. He is introduced in “Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service” (1918)...

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Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

Douglas A. Sweeney.

December 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Book. Subjects: Christianity. 267 pages.

Nathaniel William Taylor (1786–1858) was arguably the most influential American theologian of his generation. Despite his tremendous national influence, however, his views were chronically...

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Coming of Age Among the Edwardsians

Douglas A. Sweeney.

in Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

December 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 14537 words.

Sweeney reconstructs the New England religious culture that shaped the life of Taylor, and that derived much of its theological substance from the two distinctive foci of Edwardsian New...

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“To Make Himself a Holy Heart”

Douglas A. Sweeney.

in Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

December 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 8191 words.

Consistent with the Edwardsian emphasis on revival, Taylorite preachers inundated New England audiences with constant pleas for immediate repentance. Taylor's doctrine of regeneration...

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Taylor's Edwardsian Legacy

Douglas A. Sweeney.

in Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

December 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 5623 words.

In his conclusion, Sweeney moves beyond the usual story of Edwardsian decline to a summary of Taylor's own substantial legacy to post‐Edwardsian America. He notes that in New England,...

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Taylor at the Reins of the “One‐Hoss Shay”

Douglas A. Sweeney.

in Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

December 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 11642 words.

Sweeney argues that three key relationships grounded Taylor even deeper in the Edwardsian culture – his close friendships with Lyman Beecher and Timothy Dwight and his marriage to Rebecca...

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“The Comprehensive Theme of Revealed Theology”

Douglas A. Sweeney.

in Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

December 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 12463 words.

A striking emphasis on God's justice and goodness and on the truly moral nature of divine government pervades Taylor's entire corpus. In his famous Concio ad Clerum, Taylor upheld a firm...

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The Decline and Fall of the Edwardsian Culture

Douglas A. Sweeney.

in Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

December 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 9062 words.

Threatened by Unitarianism and Finneyite progressives, the Edwardsians of the 1820s banded together to fight off the encroachment of theological liberalism and “new measures” revivalism. By...

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Bernardino Realino

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

Jesuit priest (1530–1616).

Born at Carpi, near Modena of an academic and devout family, he went to Bologna University to study arts and medicine, graduating in 1551. He then...

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