The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 26 (Hardcover)
Volume 26: Catalogues of Books (The Works of Jonathan Edwards Series)
Yale University Press, 9780300133943, 512pp.
Publication Date: October 2, 2008
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This final volume in The Works of Jonathan Edwards publishes for the first time Edwards’ “Catalogue,” a notebook he kept of books of interest, especially titles he hoped to acquire, and entries from his “Account Book,” a ledger in which he noted books loaned to family, parishioners, and fellow clergy. These two records, along with several shorter documents presented in the volume, illuminate Edwards’ own mental universe while also providing a remarkable window into the wider intellectual and print cultures of the eighteenth-century British Atlantic. An extensive critical introduction places Edwards’ book lists in the contexts that shaped his reading agenda, and the result is the most comprehensive treatment yet of his reading and of the fascinating peculiarities of his time and place.
About the Author
Peter J. Thuesen is associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and co-editor, Religion and American Culture. He lives in Indianapolis.
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