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The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Volume 26 : Catalogues of Books - Jonathan Edwards

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Volume 26

Catalogues of Books

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This final volume in "The Works of Jonathan Edwards" publishes for the first time Edwards' "Catalogue," a notebook he kept of books of interest, especially titles he hoped to acquire, and entries from his "Account Book," a ledger in which he noted books loaned to family, parishioners, and fellow clergy. These two records, along with several shorter documents presented in the volume, illuminate Edwards' own mental universe while also providing a remarkable window into the wider intellectual and print cultures of the eighteenth-century British Atlantic. An extensive critical introduction places Edwards' book lists in the contexts that shaped his reading agenda, and the result is the most comprehensive treatment yet of his reading and of the fascinating peculiarities of his time and place.

"The conclusion of one of the great editorial projects in American letters, not to mention American religion. . . . Although an edition of Edwards'' reading lists--his ''Catalogues of Books''--may seem to bear as much potential for excitement as my collected 5th-grade spelling-papers, what Peter Thuesen''s treatment of the 720 entries in the Catalogue offers us is a geography of the mind of Jonathan Edwards. It is a superb example of the scholarly editor''s work, a major contribution to the intellectual history of the 18th century, and an indispensable adjunct to any understanding of Edwards'' life as a theologian and philosopher. . . . The Catalogue is a revelation of an insatiable intellectual curiosity, at a time when a single mind could still aspire to universal knowledge."--Allen C./i>--Allen C. Guelzo "Books and Culture "

Editorial Committeep. v
List of Illustrationsp. viii
Note to the Readerp. ix
Editor's Introductionp. 1
Abbreviations and Symbolsp. 115
"Catalogue" of Readingp. 117
"Account Book"p. 319
The Hampshire Association of Ministers' Libraryp. 357
Books Recommended to Sir William Pepperrellp. 361
Timothy Edwards' Library and Readingp. 363
Register of Persons to Whom Edwards Lent Booksp. 416
Books with Edwards' Autograph or Handwritten Notesp. 423
Edwards' References to Printed Works in His Manuscripts and the Yale Editionp. 428
General Indexp. 473
Index of Biblical Passagesp. 495
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ISBN: 9780300133943
ISBN-10: 0300133944
Series: Works of Jonathan Edwards Series
Audience: General
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st August 2008
Country of Publication: US