Compassion and Wisdom: The Response of Jonathan Edwards to the Problem of Poverty

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is rightly remembered as one of the great Calvinist theologians of all time. Truly Calvinist thinking will show itself by being God-centered in every area, and one of the hallmarks of Edwards’ writing is its God-centered emphasis. In our own day, when so much Christian thinking tends to be man-centred, to go back to Edwards is refreshing. It is particularly illuminating. to refer to his treatment of a subject which is of crucial relevance today.

Excerpt from Baptist Review of Theology, 5:1, Spring 1995, pp. 53-62.