Religious Affections

ISBN-10: 0486491021

ISBN-13: 9780486491028

Edition: 2013

Authors: Jonathan Edwards

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In one of the unsurpassed religious masterpieces produced by an American writer, Jonathan Edwards distinguishes between true and false religion by defining a believer's correct affections and explaining their importance. He further identifies the distinction between genuine-seeming and legitimate affections. Essential reading for divinity students and those studying American religious history.
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List price: $17.50
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/21/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English


The Author's Preface
Concerning the Nature of the Affections and their Importance in Religion
True Religion largely consists in Holy Affections
Evidence that True Religion lies much in the Affections
Inferences from the Doctrine
Showing What are No Certain Signs that Religious Affections are Truly Gracious, Or that They are Not
That Religious Affections are very great is no Sign
Great effects on the Body are no Sign
Fluency and Fervour are no Sign
That they are not excited by us is no Sign 65
That they come with Texts of Scripture is no Sign
That there is an appearance of Love is no Sign
That Religious Affections are of many kinds is no Sign
Joys following in a certain Order are no Sign
Much Time and much Zeal in Duty are 1 no Sign
Much expression of Praise is no Sign
Great Confidence is no certain Sign
Moving Testimonies are no Sign
Page Showing What are Distinguishing Signs of Truly Gracious and Holy Affections 120
Gracious Affections are from Divine Influence
Their Object is the Excellence of Divine Things
They are founded on the moral Excellency of Objects
They arise from Divine Illumination
They are attended with a Conviction of Certainty
They are attended with Evangelical Humiliation
They are attended with a Change of Nature
They beget and promote the Temper of Jesus
Gracious Affections soften the Heart
They have beautiful Symmetry and Proportion
False Affections rest satisfied in Themselves 303
Religious Affections have their fruit in Christian Practice
Christian Practice is the chief: Sign to Others
Christian Practice is the chief Sign to Ourselves
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