16147RE: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: Johnathan Edwards biographies
- Nov 28 9:38 PMDeejay: May I ask, with what have you had problems with Murray other than his pamphlet on Psalmody? I've not had a problem with anything else I've read; have actually found most things helpful.
I once had Murray's book on Edwards; but that was several years ago, and I lost the book in a fire. However, I'd say the best scholarly work on Edwards is probably that by George Marsden:
Marsden is probably the best living American Church historian.
J. Glenn Ferrell, Pastor, Sovereign Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Boise, Idaho http://sovereignredeemer.org
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 23:39:32 +0000
Subject: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: Johnathan Edwards biographies
Knowing that Murray fudges the truth on several things quite frequently, I think it is part of the picture, as per Roman's 1 on if I choose to read his books, and certainly line his pockets by buying things he writes. I'm not saying he doesn't have some good things to say; but that still doesn't alter the fact that he fudges the truth for his own agenda.
29Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
--- In covenantedreformati onclub@yahoogrou ps.com, "Tim Cunningham" <timmopussycat@ ...> wrote:
> --- In covenantedreformati onclub@yahoogrou ps.com, "Deejay" <deejay-
> forums@ wrote:
> > Thanks, Tim,
> > unfortunately however, I'm not either a fan of Murray nor
> particularly like
> > his way of going about things in his writings to score points in
> other areas
> > as he does.
> Tim-On the question of Edwards, he is simply the best available and
> the other matters you mention shouldn't come into the picture.
> I did read one of his recently, but it was something I was
> > informed enough about to not be deceived by the other things he was
> > to in it, and trying to put his point of view, over and against the
> > and facts of the matter. The same would not be true of any
> knowledge I may
> > have of Edwards.
> > But thanks anyway.
> > ~Deejay<---who neither runs nor walks anywhere these days!
> > From: covenantedreformati onclub@yahoogrou ps.com
> > [mailto:covenantedr eformationclub@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Tim
> > Cunningham
> > Sent: 26 November 2007 17:06
> > To: covenantedreformati onclub@yahoogrou ps.com
> > Subject: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: Johnathan Edwards biographies
> > --- In covenantedreformati onclub@yahoogrou ps.com
> > <mailto:covenantedre formationclub% 40yahoogroups. com> , "Deejay"
> > forums@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Does anyone recommend (having read it themself) a specific
> > on
> > > Johnathan Edwards, or maybe even an autobiography if he wrote
> > Edwards
> > > isn't someone I am wholly familiar with, only vaguely being so,
> > would
> > > like to know more about him.
> > >
> > >
> > Tp meows-Run don't walk to your computer and order "Jonathan
> Edwards: A
> > New Biography" by Ian Murray publisher Banner of Truth
> > Tim
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