NOTICE: Store prices and specials on the Banner of Truth UK site are not available for orders shipped to North America. Please use the Banner of Truth USA site.

Section navigation

Charity & Its Fruits

Christian Love as Manifested in Heart and Life

Look Inside Price £7.75 £6.20
Weight 0.44 kg
Dimensions 21.5 x 13.6 x 2.0 cm
binding

Paperback

format

Book

isbn

9780851513515

Original Pub Date

1852

Banner Pub Date

Nov 1, 1969

topic

Spiritual Growth

page-count

384

scripture

1 Corinthians

Book Description

Few Christian leaders since the Reformation have been as gifted as Jonathan Edwards. A man of intense personal devotion to Christ, he was a leader of revival, and a creative Reformed theologian as well as being a missionary and a philosopher fully meriting Hugh Martin’s description of him as ‘that greatest of metaphysical divines’.

Yet it is likely that he would have preferred to be remembered simply as ‘pastor of the Church of Northampton’. Preached in 1738 (the same year that Edwards published A Narrative of Surprising Conversions), Charity and Its Fruits gives us an insight into his regular pulpit ministry in the years between the Northampton revival of 1735 and ‘the Great Awakening’ of 1740.

Entirely free from sentimentality this moving exposition of 1 Corinthians 13, like the better known Religious Affections, reveals Edwards’ insistence both that true Christian experience is ‘supernatural’- Spirit produced and Christ centered- and that ‘all true Christian grace tends to practice’. These sermons show how it is possible to steer between Arminianism on the one hand and Antinomianism on the other. The concluding chapter on heaven as a world of love is perhaps the most beautiful in all Edwards’s writings.

 

Table of Contents Expand ↓

    Page
  LECTURE I.  
  All True Grace In The Heart Summed Up In Charity, Or Love 1
  LECTURE II.  
  Charity, Or Love, More Excellent Than The Extraordinary Gifts Of The   Spirit 26
  LECTURE III.  
  All That Can Be Done Or Suffered In Vain Without Charity, Or Love 50
  LECTURE IV.  
  Charity Meek In Bearing Evil And Injuries 66
  LECTURE V.  
  Charity Cheerful And Free In Doing Good 96
  LECTURE VI.  
  The Spirit Of Charity The Opposite Of An Envious Spirit 111
  LECTURE VII.  
  The Spirit Of Charity An Humble Spirit 128
  LECTURE VIII.  
  The Spirit Of Charity The Opposite Of A Selfish Spirit 157
  LECTURE IX.  
  The Spirit Of Charity The Opposite Of An Angry Or Wrathful Spirit 186
  LECTURE X.  
  The Spirit Of Charity The Opposite Of A Censorious Spirit 204
  LECTURE XI.  
  All True Grace In The Heart Tends To Holy Practice In The Life 221
  LECTURE XII.  
  Charity Willing To Undergo All Sufferings For Christ 251
  LECTURE XIII.  
  All The Christian Graces Connected And Mutually Dependent 268
  LECTURE XIV.  
  Charity, Or True Grace, Not To Be Overthrown By Opposition 285
  LECTURE XV.  
  The Holy Spirit For Ever To Be Communicated To The Saints, In   Charity, Or Love 304
  LECTURE XVI.  
  Heaven, A World Of Charity Or Love 323

We asked people how reading Edwards had benefitted them; this is what they said …
Here’s What You Said About Jonathan Edwards

Testimonials

Submit your testimonial

There are no testimonials yet, would you like to submit yours?

More items to consider:

Authentic Christianity

Authentic Christianity

Volume 3: Sermons on the Acts of the Apostles

by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones


price £15.75 £12.60

Description

Sermons on 1 Corinthians 13. 384pp.

Authentic Christianity

Authentic Christianity

Volume 4: Sermons on the Acts of the Apostles

by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones


price £15.75 £12.60

Description

Sermons on 1 Corinthians 13. 384pp.

Authentic Christianity

Authentic Christianity

Volume 5: Sermons on the Acts of the Apostles

by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones


price £15.75 £12.60

Description

Sermons on 1 Corinthians 13. 384pp.

Create a new list