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Author: Jonathan Yeager
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (April 1, 2011)
Language: English
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Yeager's book will certainly become required reading for a number of scholarly audiences.

-History Scotland magazine. a fine and welcome book. This monograph is a valuable contribution to our understanding of wider eighteenth-century religious thought. -Journal of Theological Studies. Yeager's book will certainly become required reading for a number of scholarly audiences. Students of the transatlantic and American evangelical movements will find a wealth of welcome information here.

Yeager Jonathan (EN). John Erskine was the leading evangelical in the Church of Scotland in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Educated at Edinburgh University, he learned to appreciate the epistemology of John Locke and other empiricists alongside key Scottish Enlightenment figures. As a clergyman, he integrated the style and moral teachings of the Moderate Enlightenment into his discourses and posited new theories on traditional views of Calvinism in his theological treatises. While widely recognized as an able preacher and theologian, Erskines primary contribution to evangelicalism.

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Yeager’s book may face a tougher sell in the broader field of. .

Yeager’s book may face a tougher sell in the broader field of eighteenth-century Scottish studies, particularly among those working in the Scottish Enlightenment. We have long needed scholarly rigor applied to the group of ministers variously called evangelicals, high-flyers, or even orthodox (to distinguish them from the church’s moderate or enlightened wing), and to no figure more than Erskine.

Volume 37 - Issue 3. Enlightened Evangelicalism: The Life and Thought . While being the definitive work on Erskine, Yeager's book is much more than a standard biography. One would think that as a Scottish Enlightened minister Erskine would utilize Thomas Reid's Common Sense Realism, but it was the contrary Lockeian empiricism that he gravitated toward. Yeager taps into the study of the book trade and its impact on theological and ecclesiastical issues during the eighteenth century.

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By JONATHAN M. Pp. xii þ 321. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Erskine was a bibliophile and adviser to the book trade, con- vinced that the best way to propagate and defend evangelicalism was the circulation of inexpensive texts from able theologians. Many American ministers received regular gifts of books from Edinburgh, as did the colony’s new Puritan colleges like Harvard and Yale.

The first modern book on John Erskine; no book has been published on this subject since 1818. Enlightened Evangelicalism. The Life and Thought of John Erskine. Educated in an enlightened setting at Edinburgh University, he learned to appreciate the epistemology of John Locke and other empiricists alongside key Scottish Enlightenment figures such as his ecclesiastical rival, William Robertson.

John Erskine was the leading evangelical in the Church of Scotland in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Erskine's thought, however, never crossed the boundaries of orthodoxy. He hoped to update evangelicalism with the new style and techniques of the age without sacrificing the gospel message.

John Erskine was the leading evangelical in the Church of Scotland in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Educated at Edinburgh University, he learned to appreciate the epistemology of John Locke and other empiricists alongside key Scottish Enlightenment figures. As a clergyman, he integrated the style and moral teachings of the Moderate Enlightenment into his discourses and posited new theories on traditional views of Calvinism in his theological treatises. While widely recognized as an able preacher and theologian, Erskine's primary contribution to evangelicalism was as a disseminator. He sent countless religious and philosophical works to correspondents like Jonathan Edwards so that he and others could learn about current ideas, update their writings, and provide an apologetic against perceived heretical authors. Erskine also was crucial in the publishing of books and pamphlets by some of the best evangelical theologians in America and Britain. Within his lifetime, Erskine's main contribution was as a propagator of an enlightened form of evangelicalism.While there is a great deal of scholarship on Jonathan Edwards and John Wesley, Yeager argues that it is time to expand the scholarship of eighteenth-century evangelicalism by turning to one of their lesser-studied colleagues. In this new biography of Erskine, Jonathan Yeager lays out the life and thought of a hitherto under-researched - yet, in his day, widely respected - preacher and gives Erskine the scholarly treatment that he so richly deserves.