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The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

The course examines the theological insights of Jonathan Edwards, using a topical approach and focusing on the unique theological contributions he made.


He has been called one of the most brilliant men ever born on American soil. In this course, learners will examine the theological insights of Jonathan Edwards. Taking a topical approach, the course covers Edwards’ teachings on all the major points of systematic theology, giving particular emphasis to his unique theological contributions. Topics such as the place of reason, the decrees of God, the nature of justification, and the extent of sanctification are presented and analyzed with the goal that students apply new insights to their own lives and ministry.

Legacy Collection
This class was taught by world-class evangelical professors. Those seeking to dig deeper into their faith at the college or seminary level will find these resources valuable. Several classes in the collection are from the Institute of Theological Studies (ITS), which was acquired by ODBU.


Study Guide
  1. Understand the life and ministry of Jonathan Edwards.
  2. Gain insight into the primary debates among historians over the teachings of Edwards.
  3. Explore the details of Edwards’ teaching on the major points of systematic theology.
  4. Appreciate Edwards’ unique contribution to the Church.
  5. Embrace the beauty and glory of the God whom Edwards loved.
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    — Sidney, United States (US)
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    — Roberto, United States (US)
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Class Details

  • 24 Lessons
  • 73 Activities
  • 1 Assessment
  • 44 Min Average
  • 35 Hrs Minimum
  • Class Award

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John H. Gerstner, PhD, DD (1914-1996)