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The history of our blessed Saviour's temptation : considered and explained in four sermons, on Mat. IV, verses 1, 4, 7, 10 ; designed as a proper meditation for the holy season of Lent by Robert Eyre

A letter from the Revd Mr. Sergeant of Stockbridge, to Dr. Colman of Boston; : containing Mr. Sergeant's proposal of a more effectual method for the education of Indian children; to raise 'em if possible into a civil and industrious people; by introducing the English language among them; and thereby instilling into their minds and hearts, with a more lasting impression, the principles of virtue and piety. : Made publick by Dr. Colman at the desire of Mr. Sergeant, ; with some general account ... by John Sergeant

A faithful narrative of the surprising work of God in the conversion of many hundred souls in Northampton, and the neighbouring towns and villages of the county of Hampshire, in the province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. : In a letter to the Reverend Dr. Benjamin Colman, of Boston ... published with a large preface by Dr. Watts and Dr. Guyse of London: to which a shorter is added by some of the reverend ministers of Hampshire by Jonathan Edwards

The hurt that sin doth to believers : to which is added, a word of entreaty, to all those that name the name of Christ, to depart from iniquity by Nathanael McIntire

A practical commentary, or, An exposition with notes upon the epistle of James, delivered in sundry weekly lectures at Stoke-Newington in Middlesex, neer London by Thomas Manton

Historical collections relating to remarkable periods of the success of the Gospel, and eminent instruments employed in promoting it by John Gillies

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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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