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The Results of three synods held by the elders and messengers of the churches of Massachusetts province, New-England. Containing I. The platform of church-discipline, in the year 1648. II. Propositions concerning the subject of baptism, in 1662. III. The necessity of reformation, with the expedients subservient thereunto, asserted, in answer to two questions, in 1679

An enquiry into the original, nature, institution, power, order and communion of evangelical churches : the first part, with an answer to the discourse of the Unreasonableness of separation written by Dr. Edward Stillingfleet, Dean of Pauls, and in defence of the vindication of non-conformists from the guilt of schisme by John Owen

The great evil of sin, as it is committed against God. : A sermon preached in Goshen, at a meeting of the Consociation of Litchfield-County, in the said town, May 30th. 1753 by Joseph Bellamy

The wisdom of God in the redemption of man, as deliver'd in Holy Scripture, vindicated from the chief objections of our modern infidels : In eight sermons, preach'd at the cathedral church of St. Paul, in the year 1708. at the lecture founded by the Honourable Robert Boyle, esquire. In which the true nature and necessity of atonement and satisfaction for sins are at large explain'd and prov'd both from Scripture and reason by John Turner

A practical grammar of the Latin tongue. Wherein all the rules for understanding that language, are given in English ... To which is added a vocabulary by John Milner

Logic; or, the art of thinking containing (besides the common rules) many new observations, that are of great use in forming an exactness of judgment. In four parts. ... Done from the new French edition by Mr. Ozell by Pierre Nicole

A paraphrase with notes on the Epistle to the Romans : to which is prefix'd, a Key to the apostolic writings, or, An essay to explain the Gospel scheme, and the principal words and phrases the apostles have used in describing it by John Taylor

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About meJonathan Edwards (5 October 1703 - 22 March 1758), American theologian and philosopher of British American Puritanism, was the stimulator of the religious revival known as the "Great Awakening," and one of the forerunners of the age of Protestant missionary expansion in the 19th century.

Born in Connecticut, Edwards graduated from Yale College in 1720 and went on to study theology. He preached in New York City briefly before returning to Yale as a tutor until 1726. Edwards was ordained as a minister in 1727 and assisted his maternal grandfather, Solomon Stoddard, at the latter's church in Northampton, MA. Upon Stoddard's death in 1729, Edwards became the church's pastor, and from the pulpit influenced and observed the events of the Great Awakening.

In the late 1740s tensions grew between Edwards and his congregation, and in 1750 Edwards moved his family to Stockbridge, MA, where he became a leading missionary to the Housantonic people. It was during his time at Stockbridge that Edwards wrote many of his well-known theological treatises, including essays on original sin, the will, and virtue.

In 1757 Edwards was called to New Jersey, where be became the third president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). He was officially made president on 16 February 1758, but died just a month later of a smallpox inoculation.

Edwards married Sarah Pierpont in 1727, and the pair had eleven children. One of those, another Jonathan, followed his father as a leading minister and college president (of Union College in Schenectady, NY).

About my libraryEdwards read widely over the course of his life, carefully documenting books he wished to acquire and books he loaned to friends and family members. These documents have recently been published in The Works of Jonathan Edwards: Volume 26 (Catalogues of Books), ed. Peter J. Thuesen. Yale University Press, 2008.

Those volumes included here thus far are from the collections of Firestone Library at Princeton University, Yale University, several other institutions, and a private collection. More volumes will be added as they are located.

Books which also belonged to Edwards descendants are cataloged in the Edwards Family collection.

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