Friday, August 10, 2007

Signs of the Spirit

Signs of the Spirit: An Interpretation of Jonathan Edwards' "Religious Affections" by Sam Storms
Publisher Description: Jonathan Edwards’s treatise Religious Affections is widely considered the most important and accurate analysis of religious experience ever written.

Unfortunately, many well-intentioned readers sit down with Religious Affections, only to give up in frustration over Edwards’s lofty style and complex argumentation.

For this reason Sam Storms, one of evangelicalism’s experts on Edwards, has attempted to bridge the gap between how Edwards said what he did in the eighteenth century and how he might say it today. In Signs of the Spirit he articulates the substance of Edwards’s arguments in a more understandable way. The point is not to “dumb down” Jonathan Edwards but to make his work accessible to a wider audience.

This volume serves those both in and outside the academic realm as valuable preparation for, or as a companion guide to, a reading of Edwards’s Religious Affections.
Read the Preface & Introduction


  1. Nothing against the Storms effort, but this makes me want to read the original.

  2. Evan,

    Some folks may also be interested in Sam Storms on the Calling for Truth radio show discussing this very subject.

    Check it out.