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Jonathan Edwards' Interpretation of Revelation 4 : 1-8:1 - Glenn R. Kreider

Jonathan Edwards' Interpretation of Revelation 4

1-8:1

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The Bible was at the center of Jonathan Edwards' intellectual and ministerial life. As an eighteenth century theologian-pastor, the Scriptures were the focus of his work and the perspective through which he viewed his world. Edwards had a particular interest in the interpretation of the Apocalypse, devoting a notebook to the collection of observations and thoughts from his reading and reflection. This book examines Edwards' interpretation of Revelation 4-8 as seen in his working notebooks and theological treatises and sermons and then compares his views with some of his major contemporary biblical interpreters. Edwards employs a typological hermeneutical method, arguing that typology is the language God uses to communicate and this language can be learned both from explicit typology in Scripture as well as from the biblical author's implicit use of types. In the application of this typological hermeneutics, Edwards not only interprets all of Scripture Christologically, but also views the natural world and secular history as types of Christ.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
History of Interpretation of Revelationp. 37
Jonathan Edwards on Revelation 4p. 89
Jonathan Edwards on Revelation 5p. 137
Jonathan Edwards on Revelation 6p. 207
Jonathan Edwards on Revelation 7:1-8:1p. 251
Conclusionp. 281
Bibliographyp. 299
Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9780761826705
ISBN-10: 076182670X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 28th June 2004
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 16.4  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.47