What a Deal! Sweeney and Guelzo’s “The New England Theology”

Christian Book Distributors has Douglas Sweeney and Allen Guelzo’s excellent book, The New England Theology: From Jonathan Edwards to Edwards Amsa Park (Baker 2006) for only $4.99! Baker’s  description:

Many recognize the importance of Jonathan Edwards, yet the writings of those who followed in his theological footsteps are less widely known. This collection draws together their key works, making them accessible to a broader audience and providing readers with easy access to an important part of the Calvinist tradition in America.

In addition to plentiful selections from Edwards, the volume includes eighteenth- and nineteenth-century works from writers such as Samuel Hopkins, Nathanael Emmons, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Timothy Dwight, Nathaniel W. Taylor, and Charles G. Finney. Their writings have broadly influenced evangelical theology in America, and this collection will be of great value for those interested in the study of Jonathan Edwards and the New England Theology tradition.

My only issue with the book is that it is too bad there are no selections from Asahel Nettleton (1783-1844) the Reformed evangelist and theologian who was criticially involved in speaking against the revivalism and theology of Charles Finney and Lyman Beecher. I would recommend if you have an interest in American Evangelical History be sure to get this book. With a deal like this, who can go wrong?

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