Edwards, A Treatise concerning Religious Affections, in three parts 1794 Boston
Edwards, A Treatise concerning Religious Affections, in three parts 1794 Boston
Edwards, A Treatise concerning Religious Affections, in three parts 1794 Boston
Edwards, A Treatise concerning Religious Affections, in three parts 1794 Boston
Edwards, A Treatise concerning Religious Affections, in three parts 1794 Boston

Edwards, A Treatise concerning Religious Affections, in three parts 1794 Boston

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Edwards, Jonathan. A Treatise concerning Religious Affections, in three parts; Part First. Concerning the Nature of the Affections, and their Importance in Religion. Part Second. Shewing what are no certain Signs that Religious Affections are Gracious, or that they are not. Part Third. Shewing what are Distinguishing Signs of truly Gracious and Holy Affections. Boston: Printed for B. Larkin, J. White, Thomas and Andrews, D. West, E. Larkin, jun., J. West, and the Proprietor of the Boston Book-Store., 1794. [5403]

Scuffed leather, red calf spine title label, 4 1/4 x 7 inches, thin chip top of spine, outer hinge of front board cracked and nearly detached. Lengthy 1829 gift inscription from a father to a daughter on the ffep. (i.)-viii., (9)-406 pp., complete with end papers. The pages are generally clean with a few creased corners and a very few with some thin stains in the top margin; the first and last several leaves show some foxing. The text block itself is tight. Good. Hardcover.

ESTC W19076; Evans 26932; No. 1817 in Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography.

This is perhaps the most influential spiritual work to emerge from the first Great Awakening in the American Colonies.

"One sure test of any thinker is the courage and persistence he displays in attacking fundamental questions. Judged by this criterion, Edwards was a thinker of stature. Not only did he produce a formidable answer to the formidable problem of the freedom of the will, but in the present Treatise Concerning Religious Affections he struggled with the central question of Puritan Protestantism: How shall the presence of the Divine Spirit be discerned? In the Affections Edwards dared to see a perennial problem in a parochial situation; dared to believe that religious revivals in eighteenth-century New England would pose a problem as old as religion itself. By what criteria are we to judge genuine from spurious piety?...The Affections was Edwards' most concentrated and persistent attempt to deal with the fundamental question." - Editor's Introduction to the 1959 Yale University Press edition.