Upcoming edition of the Works of J. Edwards

Although there are several versions of the Works of Jonathan Edwards available in the Kindle Store, I have received requests to publish a high-quality OSNOVATM version.  Here is the short and detailed tables of contents from the upcoming OSNOVATM edition of Edwards’s Works.  The OSNOVATM edition will contain two volumes in one Kindle publication, with the excellent organization, formatting, and navigation, and hyperlinks to the included Bible. [hyperlinks in the excerpt below do not work, but they do work in the ebook]





1. Memoirs of Jonathan Edwards

2. A careful and strict inquiry into the prevailing notions of the freedom of will.

3. A dissertation on the end for which God created the world.

4. A dissertation concerning the nature of true virtue.

5. The great Christian doctrine of original sin defended.

6. A treatise concerning religious affections in three parts.

7. Narrative of surprising conversions.

8. Thoughts on the revival of religion in New England.

9. Inquiry concerning qualification for communion.

10. Misrepresentations corrected and truth vindicated, in reply to the Rev. Solomon Williams.

11. A history of the work of redemption.

12. Five discourses on the soul’s eternal salvation.

13. Theological questions.

14. Two sermons.

15. Five sermons on different occasions.

16. Fifteen sermons on various subjects.

17. Seven sermons on important subjects.

18. Miscellaneous discourses.

19. An humble attempt to promote explicit agreement, &c.

20. Life and diary of the Rev. David Brainerd.

21. Miscellaneous observations on important theological subjects.

22. Remarks on important theological controversies.

23. Miscellaneous observations.

24. Types of the Messiah, &c.

25. Notes on the Bible.

26. Seventeen occasional sermons.





CHAPTER. I. Birth. Parentage. Early religious advantages. Serious impressions and account of his experience.

CHAPTER II. Intellectual progress. Earliest productions. Entrance at college. Mental habits.

CHAPTER III. Early religious productions. Miscellanies. Notes on the Scriptures. Commencement of his preaching. Resolutions.

CHAPTER IV. His Diary.

CHAPTER V. His tutorship. Sickness. Invitation to Northampton. Personal narrative continued. Diary concluded.

CHAPTER VI. Settlement in the ministry at Northampton. Situation of things at the time of his settlement. Attention to religion in the parish. Course of study. Habits of life. Marriage. Death and Character of Mr. Stoddard. Sickness of Mr. Edwards. Death and character of his sister Jerusha. His first publication.

CHAPTER VII. Remarkable revival of religion, in 1734, and 1735. Its extent and power. Manner of treating awakened sinners. Causes of its decline. Religious controversy in Hampshire. Death of his sister Lucy. Characteristics of Mrs. Edwards. Remainder of personal narrative.

CHAPTER VIII. Narrative of Surprising Conversions. His views of revivals. Five Discourses. Mr. Bellamy, a resident in his family. Extra-parochial labours of Mr. Edwards. Sermon at Enfield. Funeral Sermon on the Rev. W. Williams.

CHAPTER IX. Commencement of a second great revival of religion, in the spring and summer of 1740. Visit of Mr. Whitefield at Northampton. Impulses. Judging of the religious character of others. Letter to Mr. Wheelock. Great effects of a private lecture of Mr. E. Letter to his daughter. Letter to a young lady in Connecticut. Lay preaching. Letter of Rev. G. Tennent. Sermon at New-Haven. ‘Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God.’ Prefaces by Mr. Cooper and Mr. Willison. Mr. Samuel Hopkins.

CHAPTER X. Temporary abatement of religious attention. Letter to Mr. Bellamy. Missionary tour. Success at Leicester. Mr. Hopkins becomes a member of his family. Mr. Buell’s successful labours at Northampton. Mr. Edwards’s narrative of the revival at Northampton, in 1740-1742. Covenant entered into by the church.

CHAPTER XI. Mrs. Edwards. Her solemn self-dedications. Her uncommon discoveries of the Divine perfections and glory; and of the excellency of Christ. Remarks concerning them.

CHAPTER XII. Extent of the revival of 1740-1742. Auspicious opening. Opposed by its enemies, and injured by its friends. “Thoughts on the Revival in New England.” Attestations of numerous ministers. Causes of its decline. Influence of Mr. Whitefield, Mr. Tennent, and others. Influence of Mr. Edwards’s publications in Scotland. Great revival of religion there. His correspondents in that country. Letter to Mr. M’Cullock. Answer to do. Letter from Mr. Robe.

CHAPTER XIII. First Interview with David Brainerd. Separations From Churches. Letter to Rev. Mr. Whitman. Correspondence with Mr. Clap. Character of that gentleman. Sermon at the ordination of Mr. Abercrombie. Letter to Mr. M’Culloch. Views of the prophecies relative to the church. Sermon at the ordination of Mr. Buell.

CHAPTER XIV. Mistakes extensively prevalent at this time, as to the nature and evidences of true godliness. “Treatise on Religious Affections.” Design and character of the work. Republished abroad. Letter from Mr. Gillespie concerning it. Letter from Mr. Edwards to Mr. M’Cullock. Reply to Mr. Gillespie. Proposal made in Scotland, for united extraordinary prayer. Efforts of Mr. Edwards to promote it. Letter to Mr. M’Cullock. “Humble Attempt to promote Extraordinary Prayer”.

CHAPTER XV. Arrival of David Brainerd at Northampton. His sickness and death at the house of Mr. Edwards. His papers. Death of Jerusha, the second daughter of Mr. E. Her character. Correspondence of Mr. E. with Rev. John Erskine. Abstract of Mr. E.’s first letter to Mr. Erskine. Plan conceived of the Freedom of the Will. Death of Col. Stoddard. Kindness of Mr. Erskine. Letter of Mr. E. to him. Second Letter from Mr. Gillespie. Letter to Mr. M’Cullock. Letter to Mr. Erskine. Letter from Mr. Willison. Life and diary of Brainerd. Letters to Messrs. Erskine, M’Cullock, and Robe. Ordination of Rev. Job Strong. Anecdote of Rev. Mr. Moody. Letter of Mr. E. to his daughter Mary. Second Letter to Mr. Gillespie.

CHAPTER XVI. Commencement of difficulties at Northampton.

CHAPTER XVII. Account of difficulties at Northampton continued.

CHAPTER XVIII. Letter to Mr. M’Cullock—to Mr. Erskine. Account of the troubles at Northampton concluded.

CHAPTER XIX. Proposals from Stockbridge, and from the commissioners. Visit to Stockbridge. Indian mission. Housatonnucks. Mohawks. Dissensions of English inhabitants. Mr. Hollis’s munificence.

CHAPTER XX. Letter to Sir W. Pepperell. Letter to Lady Pepperell. Letter to his father. Arrival of Mr. Hawley. Increasing importance of Indian establishments. Schemes of its enemies. Firm stand taken by Mr. Edwards. Letter to Mr. Oliver. Letter to commissioners. Difficulties of the mission. Answer to Mr. Williams. Letter to the people of Northampton. Marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Burr. Letter To Mr. Erskine. Letter to Mr. Hollis. Letter to Mr. Hubbard.

CHAPTER XXI. Vote of thanks of commissioners. Sermon at Newark. Measures of the enemies of the mission defeated. Letter to Mr. Oliver. “Freedom of the Will.” Letter to Mr. Erskine. Deposition of Mr. Gillespie. Letter to do. Letter to Mr. M’Cuulloch. Report of Indian agent. Reply of Mr. Edwards. Further defeat of the enemies of the mission.

CHAPTER XXII. Letter to his eldest son. Return of greater part of the Mohawks. Letter to commissioners. Mission of Mr.Hawley to Onohquauga. Remainder of Mohawks directed to return. ‘Freedom of the Will.’ Letter to Mr. Erskine. Proposals of society in London. Letter to Mr. Gillespie. Design and character of the ‘Freedom of the Will.’ Letters from Mr. Hollis. Surrender of Mohawk school to Mr. Edwards. Entire defeat of enemies of mission. Return of remaining Mohawks.

CHAPTER XXIII. Sickness of Mr. Edwards. “God’s Last End in Creation.” “Nature of Virtue.” Mr. Edwards’s second son resides at Onohquauga. Dangers of the war. Letter to Mr. Erskine. Letter to Col. Williams. Lord Kaimes. Letter to Mr. Erskine. Letter to Mr. M’Cullock. Letter of Dr. Bellamy. “Treatise on Original Sin.” Letter to his father. Letter to Mr. Erskine.

CHAPTER XXIV. Death of President Burr. His character. Mr. Edwards chosen his successor. Letters of Mrs. Burr. To a gentleman in Scotland. To a gentleman in Boston. To her mother. Letter of Mr. Edwards, to the trustees of the college. Letter of Mrs. Burr, to her father. Letter to Dr. Rellamy. Council dismiss Mr. Edwards. Inauguration as president. First Sermon at Princeton. Sickness. Death. Letter of Dr. Shippen. Letters of Mrs. Edwards and of her daughter, to Mrs. Burr. Death of Mrs. Burr. Death of Mrs. Edwards.

CHAPTER XXV. Concluding remarks. Clearer statements of theological truth.

A Farewell Sermon.

Appendix I. Ancestors of Jonathan Edwards.

Appendix II. Particulars as to the Life and Death of Mr. Richard Edwards, the grandfather of Jonathan Edwards.

Appendix III. Account of the Children of Timothy and Esther Edwards.

Appendix IV. Remarks in Mental Philosophy. The Mind. Cudworth’s intellectual system.

Appendix V. Family and Descendants of President Edwards.

Appendix VI. Catalogue of President Edwards’s works, heretofore published.


PART I. Wherein are explained and stated various Terms and things belonging to the subject of the ensuing Discourse.

§ I. Concerning the Nature of the Will.

§ II. Concerning the Determination of the Will.

§ III. Concerning the meaning of the terms, Necessity, Impossibility, Inability, &c. and of Contingence.

§ IV. Of the distinction of natural and moral Necessity, and Inability.

§ V. Concerning the notion of Liberty, and of moral Agency.

PART II. Wherein it is considered, whether there is or can be any such sort of Freedom of Will, as that wherein Arminians place the essence of the Liberty of all Moral Agents; and whether any such thing ever was or can be conceived of.

§ I. Showing the manifest inconsistence of the Arminian notion of Liberty of Will, consisting in the Will’s self-determining Power.

§ II. Several supposed ways of evading the foregoing reasoning, considered.

§ III. Whether any Event whatsoever, and Volition in particular, can come to pass without a Cause of its existence.

§ IV. Whether Volition can arise without a Cause, through the activity of the nature of the soul.

§ V. Showing, that if the things asserted in these Evasions should be supposed to be true, they are altogether impertinent, and cannot help the cause of Arminian Liberty; and how, this being the state of the case, Arminian writers are obliged to talk inconsistently.

§ VI. Concerning the Will determining in things which are perfectly indifferent in the view of the mind .

§ VII. Concerning the Notion of Liberty of Will, consisting in Indifference.

§ VIII. Concerning the supposed Liberty of the will, as opposite to all Necessity.

§ IX. Of the Connexion of the Acts of the Will with the Dictates of the Understanding.

§ X. Volition necessarily connected with the influence of Motives: with particular observations on the great inconsistence of Mr. Chubb’s assertions and reasonings about the Freedom of the Will.

§ XI. The evidence of God’s certain Foreknowledge of the Volitions of moral Agents.

§ XII. God’s certain Foreknowledge of the future volitions of moral agents, inconsistent with such a Contingence of those volitions as is without all Necessity.

§ XIII. Whether we suppose the volitions of moral Agents to be connected with any thing antecedent, or not, yet they must be necessary in such a sense as to overthrow Arminian Liberty.

PART III. Wherein is inquired, whether any such Liberty of Will as Arminians hold, be necessary to Moral Agency, Virtue and Vice, Praise and Dispraise, &c.

§ I. God’s moral Excellency necessary, yet virtuous and praiseworthy.

§ II. The Acts of the Will of the human soul of Jesus Christ, necessarily holy, yet truly virtuous, praise-worthy, rewardable, &c.

§ III. The case of such as are given up of God to sin, and of fallen man in general, proves moral Necessity and Inability to be consistent with Blameworthiness.

§ IV. Command and Obligation to Obedience, consistent with moral Inability to obey.

§ V. That Sincerity of Desires and Endeavours, which is supposed to excuse in the non-performance of things in themselves good, particularly considered.

§ VI. Liberty of Indifference, not only not necessary to Virtue, but utterly inconsistent with it; and all, either virtuous or vicious habits or inclinations, inconsistent with Arminian notions of Liberty and moral Agency.

§ VII. Arminian notions of moral Agency inconsistent with all Influence of Motive and Inducement, in either virtuous or vicious actions.

PART IV. Wherein the chief grounds of the reasonings of Arminians, in support and defence of the fore-mentioned notions of Liberty, Moral Agency, &c. and against the opposite doctrine, are considered.

§ I. The Essence of the virtue and vice of dispositions of the heart and acts of the Will, lies not in their Cause, but their Nature.

§ II. The Falseness and Inconsistence of that metaphysical notion of Action, and Agency, which seems to be generally entertained by the defenders of the Arminian Doctrine concerning Liberty, moral Agency, &c.

§ III. The reasons why some think it contrary to common Sense, to suppose those things which are necessary to be worthy of either Praise or Blame.

§ IV. It is agreeable to common sense, and the natural notions of mankind, to suppose moral Necessity In be consistent with Praise and Blame, Reward and Punishment.

§ V. Objections, that this scheme of Necessity renders all Means and Endeavours for avoiding Sin, or obtaining Virtue and Holiness, vain, and to no purpose; and that it makes men no more than mere machines, in affairs of morality and religion, answered.

§ VI. Concerning that objection against the doctrine which has been maintained, that it agrees with the Stoical doctrine of Fate, and the opinions of Mr. Hobbes.

§ VII. Concerning the Necessity of the Divine Will.

§ VIII. Some further objections against the moral Necessity of God’s Volitions considered.

§ IX. Concerning that objection against the doctrine which has been maintained, that it makes God the Author of Sin.

§ X. Concerning sins first Entrance into the world.

§ XI. Of a supposed Inconsistence between these principles and God’s moral character.

§ XII. Of a supposed tendency of these principles to Atheism and Licentiousness.

§ XIII. Concerning that objection against the reasoning, by which the Calvinistic doctrine is supposed, that it is metaphysical and abstruse.

§ XIV. The conclusion.

APPENDIX. § XV. Containing Remarks on the Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion, in a Letter to a Minister of the Church of Scotland.


Preface by the first editor.

Introduction — Explanation of terms.

CHAPTER I. What Reason dictates concerning this affair.

§ I. The general dictates of reason.

§ II. What reason supposes.

§ III. How God regards himself.

§ IV. Some objections considered.

CHAPTER II. What may be learned from the Holy Scriptures.

§ I. Scripture makes God his last end.

§ II. Concerning a just method of arguing.

§ III. Particular texts of Scripture.

§ IV. God created the world for his name, &c.

§ V. Communication of good to the creature.

§ VI. What is meant by the glory of God, &c.

§ VII. God’s last end is but one.


CHAPTER I. Concerning the essence of true virtue.

CHAPTER II. How love respects different beings.

CHAPTER III. Concerning the secondary beauty.

CHAPTER IV. Of self-love and its influence.

CHAPTER V. Natural conscience, and the moral sense.

CHAPTER VI. Of particular instincts of nature.

CHAPTER VII. The reasons of many mistakes.

CHAPTER VIII. Whether virtue be founded in sentiment.


Advertisement, containing a brief account of this book and its author, by the first editor.

The author’s Preface.

PART I. Evidences of Original Sin from Facts and Events.

CHAPTER I. The Evidence of the Doctrine from Facts.

§ I. All men tend to sin and ruin.

§ II. Universal sin proves a sinful propensity.

§ III. This tendency most corrupt and pernicious.

§ IV. All men sin immediately, &c.

§ V. All have more sin than virtue.

§ VI. Men’s proneness to extreme stupidity, &c.

§ VII. Generality of mankind, wicked.

§ VIII. Great means used to oppose wickedness.

§ IX. Several evasions considered.

CHAPTER II. Arguments from universal Mortality.

PART II. Proofs of the Doctrine from particular parts of Scripture.

CHAPTER I. Observations on the three first Chapters of Genesis.

§ I. Concerning Adam’s original righteousness.

§ II. Death threatened to our first parents.

§ III. Adam a federal head, &c.

CHAPTER II. Observations on Texts, chiefly of the Old Testament, &c.

CHAPTER III. Observations on Texts, chiefly of the New Testament.

§ I. Observations on John 3:6.

§ II. Observations on Rom. 3:9-24.

§ III. Observations on Rom. 5:6-10 and Eph. 2:3.

CHAPTER IV. Containing observations on Rom. 5:12. &c.

§ I. Remarks on Dr. Taylor’s way of explaining this text.

§ II. The true scope of Rom. 5:12, &c.

PART III. Evidence of the Doctrine from Redemption by Christ.

CHAPTER I. Proofs from Redemption by Christ.

CHAPTER II. Proof from Application of Redemption.

PART IV. Containing Answers to Objections.

CHAPTER I. The objection from the Nature of Sin.

CHAPTER II. God not the Author of Sin.

CHAPTER III. The Imputation of Adam’s Sin stated.

CHAPTER IV. Several other Objections answered.




PART I. Concerning the nature of the Affections and their importance in Religion.

§ I. Previous remarks on the affections.

§ II. True religion lies much in affections.

§ III. Inferences from the doctrine.

PART II. Showing what are no certain Signs that Religious Affections are truly gracious, or that they are not.

§ I. Raised very high, are no sign.

§ II. Great effects on the body, are no sign.

§ III. Fluency and fervour, are no sign.

§ IV. That they are not excited by us, is no sign.

§ V. That they come with texts of Scripture, is no sign.

§ VI. That they are not excited by us, is no sign.

§ VII. Religious affections of many kinds, are no sign.

§ VIII. Joys following in a certain order, are no sign.

§ IX. Much time and zeal in duty, are no sign.

§ X. Much expression of praise, is no sign.

§ XI. Great confidence, is no certain sign.

§ XII. Affecting relations, are no sign.

PART III. Showing what are distinguishing Signs of truly gracious and holy Affections.

Introductory remarks.

§ I. Gracious affections are from divine influence.

§ II. Their object is the excellence of divine things.

§ III. They are founded on the moral excellency of objects.

§ IV. They arise from divine illumination.

§ V. They are attended with a conviction of certainty.

§ VI. They are attended with evangelical humiliation.

§ VII. They are attended with a change of nature.

§ VIII. They beget and promote the temper of Jesus.

§ IX. Gracious affections soften the heart.

§ X. They have beautiful symmetry and proportion.

§ XI. False affections rest satisfied in themselves.

§ XII. Their fruit is Christian practice.

§ XIII. Christian practice is the chief sign to others.

§ XIV. Christian practice is the chief sign to ourselves.

APPENDIX to the Treatise on the Affections.

LETTER I. To Mr. Gillespie, in answer to objections.

LETTER II. To Mr. Gillespie, in answer to further objections.



§ I. A general introductory statement.

§ II. Manner of conversion various, yet bearing a great analogy.

§ III. This work further illustrated in particular instances.



PART I. A glorious Work of God.

§ I. We should judge of it by its effects.

§ II. We should judge by Scripture.

§ III. We should not judge of the whole by a part.

§ IV. Nature of the work.

§ V. Nature of the work in a particular instance.

§ VI. The work glorious.

PART II. Obligations to acknowledge, rejoice in, and promote this work.

§ I. Indifference dangerous.

§ II. The probability that the latter-day glory will begin in America.

§ III. The danger of slighting the work.

§ IV. Obligations of rulers and others to promote the work.

PART III. Wherein the zealous Promoters of this Work have been injuriously blamed.

PART IV. What things are to be corrected and avoided.

§ I. Spiritual pride.

§ II. Wrong principles.

§ III. Ignorance of inward experiences.

§ IV. Of censuring professing Christians.

§ V. Errors relative to lay-exhorting.

§ VI. Errors relative to singing.

PART V. What ought to be done to promote this work.

§ I. We should remove stumbling blocks.

§ II. What should be done to advance it.

§ III. Some things that concern all.


Preface by the Author.

Preface by the Author’s American friends.

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PART I. The Question stated and explained.

PART II. Reasons for the Negative of the Question.

§ I. Church members should be visible saints.

§ II. Profession of religion.

§ III. Profession should be of real piety.

§ IV. Reason requires a hearty profession.

§ V. Christ requires it.

§ VI. Primitive admissions.

§ VII. The epistles prove it.

§ VIII. Members united by brotherly love.

§ IX. Qualifications for the Lord’s supper.

PART III. Objections answered.

OBJECTION I. The churchy is the school of Christ.

OBJECTION II. Israel was God’s people.

OBJECTION III. Jews partook of the Passover.

OBJECTION IV. John’s disciples made no profession of piety.

OBJECTION V. Many are called, but few chosen.

OBJECTION VI. Wheat and tares grow together.

OBJECTION VII. Case of Judas.

OBJECTION VIII. No certain rule given.

OBJECTION IX. If grace be required, it must be known.

OBJECTION X. Perplexity occasioned.

OBJECTION XI. All duties of worship holy.

OBJECTION XII. Tendency of the Lord’s supper.

OBJECTION XIII. God does not require impossibilities.

OBJECTION XIV. Unsanctified persons may live as saints.

OBJECTION XV. Better admit hypocrites than exclude saints.

OBJECTION XVI. Hypocrites will be admitted.

OBJECTION XVII. True saints doubt of their state.

OBJECTION XVIII. Men’s opinion of themselves no criterion.

OBJECTION XIX. Infant baptism.

OBJECTION XX. Some have been converted at the sacrament.

APPENDIX. Mr. Foxcroft’s letter.



PART I. General Misrepresentations by Mr. Williams.

§ I. What is the question?

§ II. Degrees of evidence.

PART II. Examination of Mr. Williams’s scheme.

§ I. His concessions.

§ II. Consequences.

§ III. Of ungodly men’s communing.

§ IV. Of an indeterminate profession.

§ V. Mr. W. inconsistent with Mr. Stoddard.

§ VI. Visibility without probability.

§ VII. A converting ordinance.

§ VIII. Of sincerity.

§ IX. Public covenanting.

PART III. Remarks on Mr. Williams’s Reasoning.

§ I. Method of disputing.

§ II. Misrepresentations.

§ III. Irrelevant arguments.

§ IV. Extraordinary notions.

§ V. Assertions instead of arguments.

§ VI. Sacramental actions.

§ VII. Begging the question.

§ VIII. Mr. W. begs the question.

§ IX. Mr. W. is inconsistent with himself.

§ X. Other inconsistencies.

§ XI. Arguments hostile to both sides.

§ XII. The passover and circumcision.

§ XIII. Of Judas’s communicating.

§ XIV. Of being born in covenant.

§ XV. Of coming without a known right.

§ XVI. Tendency to perplexity.

§ XVII. Of commanding to partake.

Appendix. A letter to the people of Northampton.




General Introduction.

PERIOD I. From the Fall to the Incarnation.

PART I. From the Fall to the Flood.

PART II. From the Flood to the calling of Abraham.

PART III. From Abraham to Moses.

PART IV. From Moses to David.

PART V. From David to the Babylonish Captivity.

PART VI. From the Captivity to Christ.

PART VII. Improvement of the First Period.

PERIOD II. From Christ’s Incarnation to his Resurrection.

PART I. Of Christ’s Incarnation.

PART II. The Purchase of Redemption.

§ I. Purchase itself.

§ II. Things by which this purchase was made.

§ III. Christ’s obedience and righteousness.

§ IV. Christ’s sufferings and humiliation.

PART III. The Purchase of Redemption.

§ I. Reproof.

§ II. Encouragement.

PERIOD III. From Christ’s Resurrection the End of the World.

§ I. Scriptural representations of this period.

§ II. How Christ was capacitated for effecting his Purpose.

§ III. Established Means of Success.

§ IV. How the Success was carried on.

PART I. To the Destruction of Jerusalem.

PART II. To the Time of Constantine.

PART III. To the Rise of Antichrist.

PART IV. To the Reformation.

PART V. To the present Time.

PART VI. Improvement of past Events.

PART VII. To the Fall of Antichrist.

PART VIII. To the End of Time.

PART IX. The General Judgment.

PART X. Improvement of the Whole.



DISCOURSE I. Justification by Faith alone.

DISCOURSE II. Pressing into the Kingdom of God.

DISCOURSE III. Ruth’s Resolution.

DISCOURSE IV. The Justice of God in the Damnation of Sinners.

DISCOURSE V. The Excellency of Jesus Christ.



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SERMON I. God glorified in Man’s Dependence.

SERMON II. Sinners in the Hands of an angry God.


SERMON I. A Divine and Supernatural Light.

SERMON II. The Church’s Marriage.

SERMON III. True Saints.

SERMON IV. God’s Awful Judgment.

SERMON V. True Grace.



SERMON I. Manner of Salvation of Souls.

SERMON II. Unreasonableness of Indetermination in Religion.

SERMON III. Unbelievers contemn the Glory and Excellency of Christ.

SERMON IV. Folly of looking back in fleeing out of Sodom.

SERMON V. The same continued.

SERMON VI. Scripture Warnings the best means of awakening.

SERMON VII. Hypocrites deficient in the Duty of Prayer.

SERMON VIII. The same continued.

SERMON IX. Future punishment of the wicked.

SERMON X. The same continued.

SERMON XI. The Eternity of Hell Torments.

SERMON XII. The Peace which Christ gives his true Followers.

SERMON XIII. The Perpetuity and Change of the Sabbath.

SERMON XIV. The same continued.

SERMON XV. The same continued.


SERMON I. God the best Portion of the Christian.

SERMON II. Divine Sovereignty.

SERMON III. Pardon of the returning Sinner.

SERMON IV. The Prayer-hearing God.

SERMON V. The Nature and End of Excommunication.

SERMON VI. Wrath upon the Wicked to the uttermost.

SERMON VII. The Wicked useful in their Destruction only.


Men naturally are God’s enemies.

§ I. In what respects, enemies.

§ II. The degree of natural enmity.

§ III. Why enemies to God.

§ IV. That natural men are unconscious of enmity, answered.

§ V. That they show respect to God, answered.

§ VI. Restraining grace a privilege.

§ VII. Why unwilling to come to Christ.

§ VIII. God may justly withhold mercy.

§ IX. Practical Improvement.

The Wisdom of God in Salvation.


§ I. Wonderful things done.

§ II. God greatly glorified.

§ III. The good attained wonderfully various.

§ IV. Angels benefit by salvation.

§ V. Wonderful glory redounds to God.

§ VI. The manner of obtaining salvation.

§ VII. The overthrow of Satan.

§ VIII. Superiority of this wisdom to that of angels.

§ IX. The subject improved.

§ X. The misery of unbelievers.

§ XI. Exhortation to come to Christ.

Christian Knowledge.

§ I. What is intended by divinity, as the object of this knowledge.

§ II. What kind of knowledge in divinity is intended in the doctrine.

§ III. The usefulness and necessity of the knowledge of divine truth.

§ IV. Why all Christians should make a business of endeavouring to grow in the knowledge of divinity.

§ V. An exhortation that all may diligently endeavour to gain Christian knowledge.

§ VI. Directions for the acquisition of Christian knowledge.

Christian Charity.

§ I. The words explained.

§ II. Of the obligation of Christians to perform the duty of charity to the poor.

§ III. An exhortation to the duty of charity to the poor.

§ IV. Objections which are sometimes made to the exercise of charity answered.

Christian Cautions.


§ I. The necessity of self-examination.

§ II. Why many living in sin, know it not.

§ III. Directions for self-examination.

§ IV. Examination about the Lord’s day, &c.

§ V. Examination about secret sins, &c.

§ VI. Our temper of mind, &c. towards our neighbour.

§ VII. Our charity, &c. towards our neighbour.

§ VIII. Self-examination respecting our families.

§ IX. Awakening considerations.

A warning to Professors.


§ I. The ordinances of God are holy.

§ II. Ordinances, by whom profaned.

§ III. A call to self-examination.

§ IV. Address to profaners of ordinances.

The Final Judgment.


§ I. God is the supreme judge.

§ II. Publicity of final judgment.

§ III. Jesus will be the judge.

§ IV. Christ’s coming, the resurrection, &c.

§ V. All will be done in righteousness.

§ VI. Immediate consequences of judgment.

§ VII. The uses of this doctrine.

Sinners in Zion tenderly warned.

§ I. Who are sinners in Zion.

§ II. How fearfulness will surprise them.

§ III. Why sinners in general will be surprised.

§ IV. Why hypocrites will be surprised.

§ V. An earnest exhortation to sinners.

The end of the Wicked contemplated by the Righteous.


§ I. Saints not grieved, &c.

§ II. Why the sufferings of the wicked, &c.

§ III. An objection answered.

§ IV. The ungodly warned.

Christ exalted.

§ I. How evil of all kinds has prevailed and highly exalted itself in the world.

§ II. How Jesus Christ, in the work of redemption, appears gloriously above all these evils.

§ III. The subject improved and applied.

Self-flatteries of the Sinner.

§ I. Sinners flatter themselves with the hope of impunity.

§ II. Some of the various ways wherein sinners flatter themselves in their own eyes.

§ III. The subject applied.

Dishonesty; or, the Sin of Theft and of Injustice.

§ I. The dishonesty of withholding what is our neighbour’s.

§ II. The dishonesty of unjustly taking a neighbour’s property.

§ III. Dishonest excuses.

§ IV. The subject applied—The dishonest warned.

§ V. An exhortation to honesty.

Temptation and Deliverance.

§ I. Why we should avoid what tends to sin.

§ II. What things lead and expose to sin.

§ III. A serious warning to all, and especially young people.

The preciousness of Time.

§ I. Why time is precious.

§ II. Reflections on time past.

§ III. Who are chiefly deserving of reproof from the subject of the preciousness of time.

§ IV. An exhortation to improve time.

§ V. Advice respecting the improvement of time.


§ I. Needful precautions.

§ II. The precept explained.

§ III. When men act as though they depend on another day.

§ IV. Why we ought not to boast of tomorrow.

§ V. Serious inquiries.

§ VI. How to spend every day.

The Christian Pilgrim.

§ I. That this life ought to be so spent by us, as to be only a journey or pilgrimage towards heaven.

§ II. Why the Christian’s life is a journey, or pilgrimage.

§ III. Instruction afforded by the consideration, that life is a journey, or pilgrimage, towards heaven.

§ IV. An exhortation, so to spend the present life, that it may only be a journey towards heaven.

Man’s natural Blindness in the things of Religion.

§ I. Introductory observations.

§ II. From men’s open profession.

§ III. From men’s experience and practice.

§ IV. Practical inferences and applications.

§ V. Address to sinners.

Distinguishing marks of a Work of the Spirit of God.

Mr. Cooper’s Preface.


§ I. Negative signs of a spiritual work.

§ II. Positive signs.

§ III. Practical inferences and application.



Preface by a former English editor.

Preface by John Sutcliff.

Preface by the American editors.

PART I. The Text opened, and an Account of the Affair proposed.

§ I. Explanatory Introduction.

§ II. Observations on the text.

§ III. An account of the concert for prayer.

§ IV. A Memorial from Scotland.

PART II. Motives to Compliance with what is proposed.

§ I. The latter-day glory not yet accomplished.

§ II. The latter-day glory unspeakably great.

§ III. How much Christ prayed, &c. for it.

§ IV. The whole creation travails in pain.

§ V. Precepts, encouragements, and examples.

§ VI. Motives to excite us.

§ VII. The beauty and good tendency of such union.

PART III. Objections answered.

§ I. Such agreement superstitions, answered.

§ II. Such agreement not whimsical, &c..

§ III. Such agreement not premature.

§ IV. The fall of antichrist not very distant.

§ V. Objection from novelty, answered.

§ VI. Concluding considerations.



PART I. From his birth to the time when he began to study for the ministry.

PART II. From his beginning to study, till his being examined and licensed to preach.

PART III. From his being licensed to preach, till he was appointed Missionary to the Indians.

PART IV. From his appointment, to his entrance on the mission at Kaunaumeek.

PART V. From his beginning to instruct the Indians, to his ordination.

PART VI. From his ordination, till he began to preach to the Indians at Crossweeksung, where he had his most remarkable success.

PART VII. Return from his last journey to Susquehannah in a consumption, whereof he died.

PART VIII. From his return to Susquehannah, till his death.

Mr. Brainerd’s journal, in two parts.



PART I. The Rise and Progress of a remarkable Work of grace, &c. From A.D. 1745, June 19 to Nov. 4, at Crossweeksung and Forks of Delaware.

General remarks on part first.

PART II. From A. D. 1745, Nov. 24, to June 19, 1746, do.

First Appendix.

§ I. The doctrine preached to the Indians.

§ II. Morality, sobriety, and external duties, promoted by preaching Christ crucified.

§ III. Continuance, renewal, and quickness of the work.

§ IV. But little appearance of false religion.

Second Appendix.

§ I. His method of learning the Indian language.

§ II. His method of instructing the Indians.

§ III. Difficulties attending the Christianizing of the Indians.

§ IV. Second difficulty, To convey divine truths to their understanding, and to gain their assent.

§ V. Third difficulty, Their inconvenient situations, savage manners, and unhappy method of living.

§ VI. Fourth difficulty, The designs of evil-minded persons to hinder the work.

§ VII. Attestations of divine grace displayed among the Indians.

Third Appendix — Containing his brief account of the endeavours used by the Missionaries of the Society in Scotland, for propagating Christian Knowledge, to introduce the Gospel among the Indians, on the borders of New York. &c. in a Letter to the Rev. Mr. Ebenezer Pemberton.

Mr. Brainerd’s remains.


I. Letter to his brother John, then a student.

II. Letter to his brother John, then a student.

III. Letter to his brother Israel.

IV. Letter to a special friend.

V. Letter to a minister of the Gospel.

VI. Letter to his brother John.

VII. Letter to Israel.

VIII. Letter to Israel.

IX. Letter to a young gentleman, a candidate for the ministry.

X. Letter to his brother John, at Bethel.

Detached Papers.

I. Scheme of a Dialogue in the Godly Soul.

II. Thoughts of a Soul under Conviction.

III. Some signs of Godliness.

A Sermon preached in Newark at the Ordination of Mr. David Brainerd, by E. Pemberton, A. M.

Reflections and Observations.

Reflection I.

§ I.

§ II.

§ III.

§ IV.

§ V.

Reflection II.

Reflection III.

Reflection IV.

Reflection V.

Reflection VI.

Reflection VII.

Reflection VIII.




PART I. Observations on the Facts & Evidences of Christianity, & the Objections of Infidels.

CHAPTER I. General observations.

CHAPTER II. The objection concerning the apostles’ apprehensions of the second coming of Christ answered.

CHAPTER III. Jesus’s prophecies a proof that he was the Christ, and a divine person.

CHAPTER IV. The propriety of a general judgment, and a future state.

CHAPTER V. The miracles of Jesus not counterfeited by his enemies, and superior to those under the Old Testament.

CHAPTER VI. Observations on the Scriptures.

CHAPTER VII. The insufficiency of reason as a substitute for revelation.

CHAPTER VIII. On the medium of moral government.

CHAPTER IX. Mahometanism compared with Christianity.

CHAPTER X. The Jewish nation, a standing evidence of the truth of revealed religion.

PART II. Observations concerning the Mysteries of Scripture.

PART III. Observations concerning the Deity of Christ and the Trinity.


CHAPTER I. Of God’s Moral Government.

CHAPTER II. Of Endless Punishment.

CHAPTER III. Concerning the Divine Decrees.

CHAPTER IV. Concerning Efficacious Grace.

CHAPTER V. Of Satisfaction for Sin.

CHAPTER VI. Concerning Faith.

CHAPTER VII. Of the Perseverance of Saints.



Fall of the Angels.

The Devil.

Confirmation of the Angels.







Leviticus to Deuteronomy.


Judges to 2 Chronicles.




Proverbs to Canticles.





Minor Prophets.







1-2 Corinthians.

Galatians to 2 Timothy.

Hebrews to Revelation.


SERMON I. Natural Men in a dreadful Condition.

SERMON II. God makes Men sensible of their Misery before he reveals his Mercy and Love.

SERMON III. Hope and Comfort usually follow genuine Humiliation and Repentance.

SERMON IV. God’s Sovereignty in the Salvation of Men.

SERMON V. The Character of Paul an Example.

SERMON VI. Christ’s Agony.

SERMON VII. The Portion of the Wicked.

SERMON VIII. The Portion of the Righteous.

SERMON IX. The Pure in Heart blessed.

SERMON X. Praise, one of the chief Employments of Heaven.

SERMON XI. Wicked Men inconsistent with themselves.

SERMON XII. Safety, Fullness, and sweet Refreshment, to be found in Christ.

SERMON XIII. Christians a chosen Generation, a royal Priesthood, a holy Nation, a peculiar People.

SERMON XIV. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever.

SERMON XV. The true Excellency of a gospel minister.

SERMON XVI. Christ the Example of ministers.

SERMON XVII. The Sorrows of the Bereaved spread before Jesus.



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2 responses to “Upcoming edition of the Works of J. Edwards

  1. This will be a great Kindle publication. Thanks for doing it.

  2. Bill

    I’m looking forward to it

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