In The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing (2017)

Garrett Pendergraft
Pepperdine University
Edwards’s views on the nature of the human will demonstrate his unique ability to unite philosophical rigor and theological fervor. Edwards was a staunch defender of the Reformed doctrines of absolute divine sovereignty and meticulous providence, but he was also a proponent of the intellectual tools and methods of early modern philosophy (and of John Locke in particular). His ultimate statement of his doctrinal position, Freedom of the Will, is the masterful result of these dual commitments.
Keywords Jonathan Edwards  Freedom of the Will  free will  moral responsibility  Calvinism  Arminianism  divine providence  Reformed theology  causal determinism  praise and blame
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