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"When the younger Edwards died in 1801, the Rev. Timothy Dwight was reaching the culmination of his theological religious, and political influence, as the Congregational-Federalist President of Yale College, continuing the Edwardsean tradition. He found the college a hotbed of "infidelity," but made it a bastion of Congregational Calvinist orthodoxy and of the Federalist conservative political party. A complete exposition of his position is contained in his Theology; Explained and Defended... the memoir being by his son Sereno Edwards Dwight. The popularity of this collection is attested by the fact that it was issued at New Haven as late as 1836 (9th ed.), and at Glasgow (1837). After Bellamy the successors of Edwards tended to modify his idea of the atonement, `and to insist that God's permission of sin in the world was essential to a moral (as against purely mechanical order.' Dwight took advantage of this view to favor `human agency' in salvation, and devoted 72 sermons to man's practical and ethical obligations in the drama of salvation, thus marking a distinct transition to greater liberalism and flexibility..."--Nelson R. Burr: Crit. Bibliog. of Religion in America.
Title: Theology Explained and Defended, in a Series of Sermons; by Timothy Dwight, S.T.D. L.L.D. Late President of Yale College. With a Memoir of the Life of the Author. In Four Volumes. Fifth Edition.
Illustrator: Portrait of author facing title page of Vol. I with protective tissue still present.
Edition: 5th Edition
Publisher: New York:, G. & C. Carvill, No. 108 Broadway. Stereotyped by A. Chandlee.: 1828
Binding: Bound full leather with red morocco title labels,
Size: Octavo, 14.5 x 21.9cm (5¾ x 8½ inches).
Weight: 2.00 Item
Item Number: 17995
Keywords: 19th Century Books, American Church History, Bindings-Leather, Calvinism, Congregationalism, Reformed Theology & History, Revivalism, Sermons, Theology-American