Freedom of the Will

Freedom of the Will Review

Considered by many to be the greatest book by enormously influential American preacher and theologian JONATHAN EDWARDS (1703 1758), this provocative 1754 work explores the necessity of God s grace for the salvaging of the damaged will of humanity and argues that free will is an extension of and connected to the grace of God. What is the nature of morality? Can God be evil? What constitutes sin? How does God s foreknowledge of all events impact concepts of morality? How does intent inform our acts of vice and virtue? Still controversial and hotly debated in the 21st century, this demanding evangelistic work some call it the best argument for the sovereignty of God is among the essential reading of the thinker whose philosophies inspired the 18th-century religious of the Great Awakening, which continues to hugely influence American Protestantism to this day. Freedom of the Will will enthrall and challenge serious readers of the Bible as well as students of theology s impact on American history.

Title:Freedom of the Will
Edition Language:English

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    Freedom of the Will Reviews

  • Jacob Aitken

    Edwards’ argument, despite the close logic and dense prose, is fairly simple. The will is that by which the mind chooses. It chooses by its perception the greatest. The will isn’t the cause of act...

  • Don Incognito

    This treatise is highly insightful, and stimulated me to consider ideas that had not occurred to me. However, due to the now-archaic language combined with the inherently abstract nature of the subjec...

  • Mike Reynolds

    Edwards excellently argues for the validity of Calvinistic theology. He demonstrates through cause and effect that the human will is not self-originating or self-determining; that God's foreknowledge ...

  • Ty Lukasiewicz

    This is probably the greatest book I've ever read(excluding the Bible). I wish there was a button for more stars, because I think this book deserves it. I don't think I can do this book justice with a...

  • Ryan Hawkins

    I finished this late in January, but I have been working on a more complete review and summary of the book, which is why I didn't mention it here yet. This work was so interesting and solid that I wan...

  • John Lunger

    Disclaimer: this is my first read through. I will eventually come back to this, but in the meantime these are my initial thoughts.I am writing this as I have just finished the last page. Probably the ...

  • Bailey Marissa

    (3.8)It's really good, but it is written in response to another book, so if you want the full effect you'd need to read that first.Recommended 12+ for topics younger readers may not understand....

  • Brandon Vaughan

    I was so intrigued by this book. Edwards was a BRILLIANT Man of God. This book was deep yet readable for the most part (A couple of times he lost me). One thing is for sure, he obliterates the Pelagia...

  • Ronni Kurtz

    On the short list of "must read" for any theology student.Was my third time through the book, get's better every time....

  • Brent McCulley

    Edwards was a wonderfully prolific theologian - surely America's greatest, and arguably the greatest of them all, and Freedom of the Will is not exempt from his theological genius. With someone who is...