Jonathan Edwards and the Pursuit of Reality

In Edwards’s case it is the man who pursues, and he pursues not only Christ but an ultimate reality through Christ.

Edwards insists that the nature of reality for us humans is not that of a place but rather that of an orientation, a relationship, or in his idiom, that of being’s perception of and consent to Being. His entire effort as a preacher was thus to enlarge the scope of individual awareness. ~ Wilson Kimnach, Jonathan Edwards’s Pursuit of Reality (in Jonathan Edwards and the American Experience, 115-116).

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