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The Resource Enlightened evangelicalism : the life and thought of John Erskine, Jonathan M. Yeager

Enlightened evangelicalism : the life and thought of John Erskine, Jonathan M. Yeager

Label
Enlightened evangelicalism : the life and thought of John Erskine
Title
Enlightened evangelicalism
Title remainder
the life and thought of John Erskine
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan M. Yeager
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John Erskine was the leading evangelical in the Church of Scotland in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Educated at Edinburgh University, he learned to appreciate the epistemology of John Locke and other empiricists alongside key Scottish Enlightenment figures. As a clergyman, he integrated the style and moral teachings of the Moderate Enlightenment into his discourses and posited new theories on traditional views of Calvinism in his theological treatises. While widely recognized as an able preacher and theologian, Erskine's primary contribution to evangelicalism was as a disseminator. He sent countless religious and philosophical works to correspondents like Jonathan Edwards so that he and others could learn about current ideas, update their writings, and provide an apologetic against perceived heretical authors. Erskine also was crucial in the publishing of books and pamphlets by some of the best evangelical theologians in America and Britain. Within his lifetime, Erskine's main contribution was as a propagator of an enlightened form of evangelicalism.While there is a great deal of scholarship on Jonathan Edwards and John Wesley, Yeager argues that it is time to expand the scholarship of eighteenth-century evangelicalism by turning to one of their lesser-studied colleagues. In this new biography of Erskine, Jonathan Yeager lays out the life and thought of a hitherto under-researched - yet, in his day, widely respected - preacher and gives Erskine the scholarly treatment that he so richly deserves" -- Publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yeager, Jonathan M
Dewey number
  • 285/.2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
BX9225.E74
LC item number
Y43 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Erskine, John
  • Evangelicalism
  • Scotland
  • Presbyterians
Label
Enlightened evangelicalism : the life and thought of John Erskine, Jonathan M. Yeager
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The prospective pastor -- The enlightened preacher -- The orthodox preacher -- The enlightened theologian -- The controversialist -- The friend to America -- The disseminator -- Conclusion
Control code
643569966
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780199772551
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010026411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)643569966
Label
Enlightened evangelicalism : the life and thought of John Erskine, Jonathan M. Yeager
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The prospective pastor -- The enlightened preacher -- The orthodox preacher -- The enlightened theologian -- The controversialist -- The friend to America -- The disseminator -- Conclusion
Control code
643569966
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780199772551
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010026411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)643569966

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