Alternative Viewpoint: Edwards and Revival

Willem van Vlastuin

in Understanding Jonathan Edwards

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780195373431
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199871681 | DOI:
Alternative Viewpoint: Edwards and Revival

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This chapter evaluates Edwards from four perspectives—the spiritual (Edwards’s metanarrative of history is a spiritual history directed to revival and the millennium), the historical (Edwards had real-world impact on the modern Protestant missionary movement), the Reformed (Calvin stressed the hiddenness of the kingdom of Christ, while Edwards said the kingdom will be visible within history), and the systematic (Edwards seems to make the work of the Spirit more important than the work of Christ).

Keywords: Revival; milennium; Great Awakening; Protestant missionary movement

Chapter.  3753 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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