Frasi di Jonathan Edwards
Data di nascita: 5. Ottobre 1703
Data di morte: 22. Marzo 1758
Altri nomi:Ionathan Edwards, جاناتان ادواردز, Ҷонатан Эдвардс, جوناثان إدواردز
Jonathan Edwards è stato un filosofo, teologo calvinista e pastore evangelico statunitense.
Frasi Jonathan Edwards
„There is, therefore, no difficulty in answering such questions as these. What cause was there why the Universe was placed in such a part of Space? and, Why was the Universe created at such a Time? for, if there be no Space beyond the Universe, it was impossible that it should be created in another place; and if there was no Time before, it was impossible it should be created at another time.“
— Jonathan Edwards
The Mind (begun in September 1723; not completed).
„One of these grand defects, as I humbly conceive, is this, that children are habituated to learning without understanding.“
— Jonathan Edwards, The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 16: Letters and Personal Writings
— Jonathan Edwards, Selected Sermons of Jonathan Edwards
„Of all the knowledge that we can ever obtain, the knowledge of God, and the knowledge of ourselves, are the most important.“
— Jonathan Edwards, A careful & strict inquiry into the modern prevailing notions of that freedom of the will, which is supposed to be essential to moral agency, virtue & vice, reward & punishment, praise & blame...
„A truly humble man is sensible of his natural distance from God; of his dependence on Him; of the insufficiency of his own power and wisdom; and that it is by God's power that he is upheld and provided for, and that he needs God's wisdom to lead and guide him, and His might to enable him to do what he ought to do for Him.“
„Remember that pride is the worst viper that is in the heart, the greatest disturber of the soul's peace and sweet communion with Christ; it was the first sin that ever was, and lies lowest in the foundation of Satan's whole building, and is the most difficultly rooted out, and is the most hidden, secret and deceitful of all lusts, and often creeps in, insensibly, into the midst of religion and sometimes under the disguise of humility.“
— Jonathan Edwards
Letter to Deborah Hatheway (1741), in Letters and Personal Writings (1998), edited by George S. Claghorn, Vol. 16.