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Charity & Its Fruits

Christian Love as Manifested in Heart and Life

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topic

Spiritual Growth

page-count

384

scripture

1 Corinthians

Banner Pub Date

Nov 1, 1969

Original Pub Date

1852

binding

Paperback

Format

Book

isbn

9780851513515

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’. Charity and Its Fruits 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.

 

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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

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