The Religious Affections

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Jonathan Edwards is best known as the theologian of revival. In this, his major study on the theme, he analyses the nature of a genuine work of the Holy Spirit....

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Title:The Religious Affections
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  • Andy

    Very interesting. I'm going to be thinking for a long time about three ideas from this book: 1) that we do not truly love God if we have no actual affection for him in our hearts. Dutiful obedience is...

  • Kent

    For Edwards there is no way to reason your way into a faith. The "religious affections" he's talking about is a sincere love and devotion to God. And in the sense that most people think of Puritans as...

  • Kathleen

    Can't really put into words what kind of affect this book had on me. Reading it once will not do it justice... Mr. Edwards is most notably a keen intellectual...a brilliant mind & has the most unique ...

  • Hannah

    5★ for content 3★ (or maybe even 2) for style.This was a free selection from Christian Audio, and I'm so glad it was or I might never have gotten around to reading this book. At the outset, I had ...

  • Stevie

    As was about a 1/3 of the way through the book when it hit me that I was reading an abridged and modernized text. I was quite frustrated and felt like I was not even reading Edwards' actual words. Des...

  • Hank Pharis

    Edwards' thesis is that "true religion consists in great part in holy affections." In other words, genuine saving faith is not lifeless or indifferentbut passionate about God.Many people struggle with...

  • Joshua

    This is one of the best books I've ever read. Reading it was like putting up a mirror to our present culture in the USA. Edwards precise definitions, distinctions, descriptions, expositions, and elabo...

  • Ivan

    Often moving, sometimes confusing (I needed frequent breaks), and worth the challenge....

  • Phil

    I picked up my copy of this classic from my Grandpa's library. It's the kind of book that has a reputation before you ever pick it up. So there is a kind of expectation that one should find it as valu...

  • Kyle Grindberg

    It's no wonder it's a classic, I found it easier to comprehend and follow then the 1800s translation of Calvin's institutes. A friend of mine described the book as Edwards undertaking two contradictor...