A History of the Work of Redemption

A History of the Work of Redemption Book Summary

The scope of A History of the Work of Redemption is vast. From a deep extensive knowledge of Scripture, Jonathan Edwards sets out to survey the whole of the redemptive work of God in history, from the Fall of man to the consummation of all things. A thrilling conclusion emerges: Everything in human history from start to finish is subservient to Christ's work of redemption. Not only can nothing thwart that work, but, in the wisdom of God, all that comes to pass actually serves to advance it. In a series of thirty sermons preached in Northampton, New England, in 1739, Edwards sought to establish his congregation in this mighty truth. Later in his ministry he hoped to write a book expounding the same theme, and was even reluctant to accept the presidency of Princeton College for fear this project would be hindered. Although he did not live to carry out his intention, we can see the substance of what the intended book would have contained in this new edition of the sermons of 1739. Here readers can catch Edward's vision of the mighty advance of the cause of Christ in the world, and gain encouragement for all gospel labours from the certainty of its triumph.

Title:A History of the Work of Redemption
Edition Language:English



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  • Brian Collins

    This series of thirty sermons traces God's work of redemption from eternity past through eternity future. The series is constructed historically, and will therefore in some ways remind readers of the ...

  • Josh

    From first reading: An overview of Edwards' view of the entire work of redemption. While I don't agree with all of Edwards' eschatology, this is a helpful work and shows Edwards' mastery of the text o...

  • Josh

    An overview of Edwards' view of the entire work of redemption. While I don't agree with all of Edwards' eschatology, this is a helpful work and shows Edwards' mastery of the text of Scripture.Read Ban...

  • Ryan Hellar

    The first half of the book was truly incredible, showing Christ as revealed in the Old Testament, and walking through history and the Gospel account. The second half of the book was more mixed. I abso...

  • Nick Sommers

    An amazing book! Edwards wrote this as a history of the world from creation to the end of the world. There are few books that convey such a massive and fitting (or simply correct) view of Almighty God...

  • Armando Portillo

    Loved it!Well, it's Jonathan Edwards. You can't go wrong with him. He is one of God's ordained blessing to the church. This book is well done and a very accurate history of redemption. No wonder, this...

  • Dave Knott

    An excellent understanding of our redemption starting in Eden....

  • Stanley

    An excellent book concerning the reformed view of Schatology and redemption, a masterpiece by Jonathan Edwards....

  • Ben Zornes

    Rarely have I read a book and thought that it was a book that everyone, especially Christians, ought to read and have in their bookshelf. This one, however, quickly worked its way onto my list of all-...

  • Coyle

    Useful and interesting, and above all readable (not always a given with Edwards). Edwards' view of history as the story of God's joyful creation, man's sinful rebellion, and Christ's glorious redempti...