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Unformatted text preview: Jonathan Edwards Part 2: Aspects of His Theology Central Point of Edwardss Theology The excellency and supremacy of God Excellency Intrinsic beauty and perfection of God Consent perception, acknowledgment and delight in that beauty and perfection. Supremacy God is the highest good and all things good derive from Him. Thus only God is worthy of adoration and praise Excellency of God Triunity of God is derived from the divine reflection and delight in His Own excellency. Divine excellency requires a plurality because one who is alone and unaware has no consent in ones perfections. God the Father has an idea of Himself = the Son The Son and the Father delight in the divine perfections in one another = the Spirit It is common when speaking of the Divine happiness to say that God is infinitely happy in the enjoyment of Himself, in perfectly beholding and infinitely loving, and rejoicing in, His own essence and perfection, and accordingly it must be supposed that God perpetually and eternally has a most perfect idea of Himself, as it were an exact image and representation of Himself ever before Him and in actual view, and from hence arises a most pure and perfect act or energy in the Godhead, which is the Divine love, complacence and joy. complacence and joy....
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course REL 1350 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.

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