Jonathan Edwards wrote Freedom of the Will in 1754 while serving as a missionary to a native tribe of Indians in Massachusetts. In this work, Edwards investigates the contrasting Calvinist and Arminian views regarding free will, God's foreknowledge, determinism, and moral agency. Using an abundance of resources, including the Bible and a variety of philosophical works, Edwards strives to resolve much of the disagreement surrounding these topics. Freedom of the Will is relevant to every Christian because it addresses a number of difficult questions about desire, good, evil, and freedom of choice.
At age 51, Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy looked back on his life and considered it to be a meaningless, regrettable failure. A Confession provides much needed insight into one of literature’s most recognizable voices. First published in 1884, A Confession is written in Tolstoy’s familiar hand and defines his struggle with years of unbelief and ultimately, his momentous conversion to Christianity.
Ministers of Christ worldwide will undoubtedly benefit from the moral and ethical instructions written in Outlines of Moral Science by Archibald Alexander D.D. Those at work in the ministry are sure to recognize the doctrines, treatises, and arguments which, during his life, were characterized by Dr. Alexander’s own theological methods and practices. Outlines of Moral Science is written with the same warmth and understanding evident in all of Dr. Alexander’s oral teachings.
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