Christ Exalted Sermons of Jonathan Edwards
Though largely associated with the Great Awakening, Jonathan Edwards leaves an amazing legacy as a theologian and preacher. Wrestling in his day with the Enlightenment and the Age of Reason, he faced the emerging climate of humanistic rationalism over the teaching of a personal and loving God. He battled the problem of spiritual deadness by recognizing the necessity of a personal religious experience and by embracing the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit to awaken and illuminate the heart.
Jonathan Edwards left a remarkable body of work, including the seven sermons featured in this collection on the “excellency of Christ.” Christ Exalted Sermons of Jonathan Edwards is a fine sampling from this renowned preacher. Each sermon is a brilliant and personal invitation to know God through both our intellect and our affections—compelling us to open our hearts to the sweet love and joy available to us in our life in Christ.
This collection includes the following seven sermons:
• Safety, Fullness, and Sweet Refreshment in Christ
• The Excellency of Christ
• Jesus Christ the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever
• Christ Exalted
• True Saints, When Absent from the Body, Are Present with the Lord
• Christ, the Example of Ministers
• Christ’s Agony
Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) began his education at Yale College when he was thirteen years old. He served as pastor of the Congregational Church in Northampton, Massachusetts, for over twenty years. His published sermons were widely circulated in America and England. He also served as a missionary to native Americans, and he was called to be president of the College of New Jersey (Princeton) just prior to his untimely death.