Wit and Wisdom from John Hannah (13)

I know — no one probably thought that I had more John Hannah quotes from my class on Jonathan Edwards seven months ago.  But I do.  And I’m not recycling them.  When taking classes from masterful professors, I lose all self-control in note-taking and basically end up with a partial transcript.  Actually, it’s a choice I made awhile back in my … More Wit and Wisdom from John Hannah (13)

Isn’t There a Better Way to Say That? Scholarly Writing and the Need for Clarity

Over the weekend I read an article on Paul’s missionary endeavors.  The article was good but the writing was occasionally constipated.  I’m not wanting to embarrass or criticize anyone, but I think that some of the following examples illustrate the lack of verbal clarity that plagues a lot of scholarly writing.  Long words and complex … More Isn’t There a Better Way to Say That? Scholarly Writing and the Need for Clarity

Wit and Wisdom from John Hannah (12)

These are loose quotes from two of John Hannah’s lectures on (1) Edwards’ preaching and (2) Edwards’ work entitled A Treatise on Grace.  The latter was tremendously helpful to me in understanding the nature and indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  But as you may suspect, not all of these quotes are just about preaching or just about the Holy … More Wit and Wisdom from John Hannah (12)

Wit and Wisdom from John Hannah (11)

The following are loose quotes from John Hannah as he lectured on Edwards’ writings on the Trinity.  Edwards never actually wrote a treatise on the Trinity that was meant for publication, so we don’t know what such a treatment would’ve been like or what it would’ve included or what shape it would’ve taken.  But Edwards did write enough … More Wit and Wisdom from John Hannah (11)

How Jonathan Edwards Made Me Laugh

Today I spent eight hours reading Freedom of the Will, one of Jonathan Edwards’ most intense writings.  It’s my last assignment for my Winterim class, and it’s a Th.M.-specific assignment.  We were allowed to choose one of three major Edwards works, read it, and write a ten-page analysis and critique of it: History of Redemption, Original Sin, or … More How Jonathan Edwards Made Me Laugh