EDWARDS, Jonathan (1703-1758)
Sermons on the Following Subjects ...
Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin, 1780. 8vo. 282, pp. Errata leaf in rear. Lacks front endpaper.
Provenance: Harriet B. Eastman (early ink stamp)
First American editions of these sermons, never published during Edwards's lifetime.
The fifteen sermons are preceded by a preface by Edwards' son discussing the difficulty of printing the sermons during the Revolution. The title continues: "The Manner in which Salvation is to be sought. The unreasonableness of Indetermina-tion in Religion. Unbelievers contemn the glory of Christ. The folly of looking back in fleeing out of Sodom. The Warnings of Scripture in the best Manner adapted to the awakening and conversion of Sinners. Hypocrites deficient in the Duty of Prayer. The future punishment of the wicked unavoidable and intolerable. The eternity of hell-torments. The Peace which Christ gives his true Followers. The perpetuity & change of the Sabbath."