'Jonathan Edwards and the Closing of the Table: Must the Eucharist be Open to All?'

OD Crisp

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Abstract

The New England Puritan theologian, Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) famously changed his mind on the question of the qualifications for communion in his church, a matter that led to his dismissal from the pastorate at Northampton. This paper sets Edwards' contribution to the Communion Controversy in New England into the broader context of his thought, especially his doctrine of the Church. I argue that, although there are objections to Edwards' position, his sacramental theology makes a constructive contribution to ecclesiology.
Translated title of the contribution'Jonathan Edwards and the Closing of the Table: Must the Eucharist be Open to All?'
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48 - 68
Number of pages20
JournalEcclesiology
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Publisher: Brill

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