God's Passion for His Glory: Living the Vision of Jonathan Edwards, Paperback
“Edwards's book, The End for Which God Created the World [is] . . . unsurpassed in terms of its theological grandeur.”See All
Author, Edwards Scholar
“The disappearance of Edwards's [God-entranced] perspective in American Christian history has been a tragedy.”See All
Mark A. Noll
Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
“[Edwards] was a man who put faithfulness to the Word of God before every other consideration.”See All
“. . . the profoundest reasoner, and the greatest divine . . . that America ever produced.”See All
“One of the most holy, humble and heavenly minded men that the world has seen since the apostolic age.”See All
1829, Former President of the College of New Jersey
“[Edwards] speaks with an insight into science and psychology so much ahead of his time that our own can hardly be said to have caught up with him.”See All
Former Harvard Historian
“The western church . . . much of it drifting, enculturated, and infected with cheap grace . . . desperately needs to hear Edwards's challenge.”See All
founder, Prison Fellowship and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview
“No man is more relevant to the present condition of Christianity than Jonathan Edwards.”See All
“One studies the time and backgrounds of some men in order to understand them. Others have such rare greatness that one studies them in order to understand their times. . . . Jonathan Edwards was such an original.”See All
Editor of Edwards's ethical writings in the Yale critical edition
In his essay The End for Which God Created the World, the great theologian Jonathan Edwards proclaimed that God's ultimate end is the manifestation of his glory in the highest happiness of his creatures.
Pastor John Piper has devoted his years of ministry to exploring the implications of this stunning truth for life and ministry. Understanding that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him has made all the difference for John Piper-and can transform your life as well.
Here Piper passionately demonstrates the relevance of Edwards's ideals for the personal and public lives of Christians today through his own book-length introduction to Edwards's The End for Which God Created the World. This book also contains the complete essay supplemented by almost a hundred of Piper's insightful explanatory notes. The result is a powerful and persuasive presentation of the things that matter most in the Christian life.
Published January 2006
About the Author
John Piper is pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, where he first sensed God’s call to enter the ministry. He went on to earn degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary (BD) and the University of Munich (DTheol). For six years he taught biblical studies at Bethel College in Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. John is the author of more than 30 books including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, and Spectacular Sins, and more than 25 years of his preaching and teaching is available for download at DesiringGod.org. John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and an increasing number of grandchildren.
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