Event Title

P-61 The Dual Legacy of Jonathan Edwards’s Conception of the “Union with Christ” Motif

Presenter Information

Aldar Nommik, Andrews University

Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

3-6-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

3-6-2015 4:00 PM

Description

In his treatise “Justification by Faith Alone” (1738), Jonathan Edwards posits the concept of “union with Christ” as a central theological motif in his conceptualization of salvation. What is absent from this treatise, but present in his other writings however, is a clear delineation of the nature of such integral union of the believer with Christ. This research presents that Jonathan Edwards’s overall understanding of the nature of the union with Christ seems to be incompatible with the Reformed understanding of justification by faith that he set out to defend in “Justification by Faith Alone”.

Acknowledgments

Undergraduate Research Scholar

Advisor: Ante Jeroncic, Religion & Biblical Languages

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P-61 The Dual Legacy of Jonathan Edwards’s Conception of the “Union with Christ” Motif

Buller Hallway

In his treatise “Justification by Faith Alone” (1738), Jonathan Edwards posits the concept of “union with Christ” as a central theological motif in his conceptualization of salvation. What is absent from this treatise, but present in his other writings however, is a clear delineation of the nature of such integral union of the believer with Christ. This research presents that Jonathan Edwards’s overall understanding of the nature of the union with Christ seems to be incompatible with the Reformed understanding of justification by faith that he set out to defend in “Justification by Faith Alone”.