Edwardsean Natural Theology

Alister McGrath notes Edwards as an example of a theologian who employs “affective imagination” in a correlation of doctrine and natural theology: “… Edwards … perhaps America’s greatest Christian …

Earth and Waters

Edwards frequently expounded the analogous relationship between nature and spiritual reality and in “Image” no. 82 he highlighted the three-storied structure of the created order: 82. There are three sorts of inhabitants of this world …

Up and Down

Above is a visualization of ASCENT, DESCENT, HEAVEN, & HELL in the matrix of biblical images. In “Image” no. 21, Edwards notes the revelation contained in the Creator’s up/down ordering of the world: 21. The purity, beauty, sublimity and glory of the visible …

Core Emphases

This visualization reveals the core theological emphases in Edwards’ “Images of Divine Things” notebook. The visualization can be animated by clicking or tapping on the legend or the image itself. The image also responds to …

Image no. 204, the OWL

Owls and certain other creatures of the night belong to the theological category of Supernatural Beings—they typify demons with their haunting voices. Their noise points to the wailing of demons and lost souls …