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Title: The greatest instruction received from human writings : the legacy of Jonathan Edwards in the theology of Andrew Fuller
Author: Chun, Chris
ISNI:       0000 0004 2717 3542
Awarding Body: University of St Andrews
Current Institution: University of St Andrews
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis focuses on the legacy of Jonathan Edwards on the Particular Baptists by way of apprehending theories held by their congregations during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In particular, special attention is directed to the Edwardsean legacy as manifested in the theology of Andrew Fuller. The thesis positions itself between Edwards and Fuller in the transatlantic, early modern period and attempts by the two theologians to express a coherent understanding of traditional dogma within the context of the Enlightenment. The scope of the research traces Fuller’s theological indebtedness by way of historical reconstruction, textual expositions, and theological and philosophical implications of the following works: Freedom of the Will, Religious Affections, Humble Attempt, and Justification by Faith Alone et al. It identifies unique Edwardsean ideas as the basis for investigating whether such concepts permeate Fuller’s intellectual and spiritual life. In that process, the study establishes whether Fuller read and interpreted Edwards correctly or otherwise. This dissertation, therefore, endeavors to determine the extent of Edwards’s impact upon Fuller over and above such other influential factors, which could also have been considered influential in his works. An attempt to determine the parameters of such factors is the basis for the ensuing discussion.
Supervisor: Holmes, Stephen Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Legacy of Jonathan Edwards ; Andrew Fuller ; Particular Baptists ; Freedom of the will ; Justification by faith ; Religious affections ; Humble attempt ; Atonement ; BX7260.E3C58 ; BX6495.F75 ; Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758--Influence ; Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758--Freedom of the will ; Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758--Religious affections ; Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758--Humble attempt ; Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758--Justification by attempt alone ; Fuller, Andrew, 1754-1815 ; Baptists--Great Britain--History--18th century ; Baptists--Doctrines--History--18th century