Eighteenth-Century Theology: Jonathan Edwards and American Puritanism

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An examination of Puritan theology and polity in 18th-century America and their formative influence upon subsequent American life and thought. A leading representative among Colonial Puritans and, many argue, the greatest theologian America has yet produced, Jonathan Edwards furnishes the course with its primary case study and point of orientation. Study also encompasses Puritanism from the Mathers through the demise of New England Theology.