Date of Award

Spring 2003

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Carey, Patrick W.

Second Advisor

Zemler-Cizewski, Wanda

Third Advisor

Dabney, D. L.


"Wherefore, if ever we intend to come to any amendment in our lives, we must begin with consideration; for there is no true religion but what is founded on most deliberate consideration. "I What is the nature of true Christianity? Is it a matter of the mind accepting certain objective truths? Is it a religious awakening in the heart? Is it a concern for holy practice? From the beginning of his career as a minister in New York Jonathan Edwards was personally and professionally concerned with answering these questions. Believing that understanding true religion is fundamental for seeking and abiding in the way of truth, he devoted himself to this subject throughout his life...



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