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A practical commentary, or an exposition with notes on the epistle of Jude. Delivered (for the most part) in sundry weekly lectures at Stoke-Newington in Middlesex by Thomas Manton

England's alarm; which is also directed to Scotland and Ireland, in several discourses Which contain a warning against the great wickedness of these lands, and the desolating judgments approaching upon them. To which are added, several papers relative to the subject by Alexander Moncrieff

Letters sent to an honourable gentleman, for the encouragement of faith by Anne Dutton

An humble inquiry into the rules of the Word of God, concerning the qualifications requisite to a compleat standing and full communion in the visible Christian church by Jonathan Edwards

A compleat body of divinity in two hundred and fifty expository lectures on the Assembly's Shorter catechism wherein the doctrines of the Christian religion are unfolded, their truth confirm'd, their excellence display'd, their usefulness improv'd; contrary errors & vices refuted & expos'd, objections answer'd, controversies settled, cases of conscience resolv'd; and a great light thereby reflected on the present age by Samuel Willard

Expositionis Georgii Dounami, in petri rami dialecticam catechismus by George Downame

Three valuable pieces. Viz. Select cases resolved; First principles of the oracles of God, or, Sum of Christian religion; both corrected by four several editions: and A private diary; containing meditations and experiences never before published by Thomas Shepard

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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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