Jonathan Edwards: Letter to a New Convert (Video)

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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God: Voiced by Max McClean

Here is a YouTube Video featuring Edwards’s most well known sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” In this video, the great Max McClean reads the sermon in the distinguished voice and ethos that only he can perform.

This sermon, and many others of Edwards’s most well known pieces of pulpit oratory can be found in the Hendrickson version of Jonathan Edwards’s sermons. 

Owen Strachan on the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

In this short video, Owen Strachan talks about the series of five short introductions to the life and influence of Jonathan Edwards that he and his adviser Douglas Sweeney wrote together in 2010. These introductory booklets (about 160 pages each, compact layout) can be purchased together or separately.

If you have not yet checked out this series, the series titles consist of very short introductions to Edwards’s thought on: beauty, the love of God, the good life, true Christianity, and Heaven and Hell. 

Hand-Sewn Edition of My Edwards Dissertation: “A Theology of Joy: Jonathan Edwards and Eternal Happiness”

At EdwardsStudies.com, we are constantly pressing the envelope for Jonathan Edwards geekiness. Not only do we review scholarly books by and about the eighteenth century puritan, but we also engage in a level of nerdy conversation rivaled only by Star Trek fans and Comic Con attendees.

In this short video, I debut my own hand-bound edition of my dissertation which I have written and intend to defend at Reformed Theological Seminary on Friday, April 15th. The dissertation is entitled “A Theology of Joy: Jonathan Edwards and Eternal Happiness in the Holy Trinity.” In this work, I have attempted to survey Edwards’s understanding of happiness, especially that holy happiness that centers on the glory of God as revealed in the Gospel.

In the dissertation, I survey some of Edwards’s most well known works (Religious Affection, The End for which God Created the World, the Resolutions) as well as some of his lesser known works (Essay on the Trinity, True and False Christians etc.)

In making this hand-bound edition of my dissertation, I attempted to create something that might have looked like a book that Edwards could have pulled off his own shelf. It is bound in cowhide leather with a suede liner, and all of the signatures (sewn groups of 32 pages) are hand-stitched by yours truly. Edwards would be proud – especially since he sewed many of the notebooks he used in his Miscellanies and other personal books.

Take a look!

Visual Theology: Edwards and Natural Types & Spiritual Antitypes

Dr. Rob Boss has been treating readers of EdwardsStudies.com and the rest of the internet to some of the most visually stunning info-graphic-style videos on Jonathan Edwards’s typology. Having done much of his work on Edwards’s views of typology by studying Images of Divine Things, Boss attempts to help Edwards scholars make the connections between what the Northampton Puritan saw in the natural world with what he believed to be reality in the spiritual world.

[See also our interview with Dr. Boss on his “Elemental Theology” here]. 

Each of the videos is short: just 30 seconds long or so, and follows the route that Edwards takes mentally in connecting natural types with their spiritual fulfillment:

Fleece of Sheep:

Climbing Mountains:

Rivers and Streams: