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The present Edition of the Works of President Edwards, is a reprint of that published at Worcester, with some variation of the arrangement, and considerable additions from other sources. The pieces added are as follows. 1. Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit. 2. God's Moral Government, a Future State, and the Immortality of the Soul. 3. The necessity and reasonableness of the Christian doctrine of Satisfaction for Sin. 4. The Perseverance of the Saints. 5. The Endless Punishment of those who die Impenitent. 6. Fourteen Sermons.
While the accuracy of the Worcester Edition has been carefully preserved, the value of the present publication has been greatly enhanced, not only by the introduction of the above mentioned matter, but by the Copious GENERAL Index, inserted at the close of the 4th volume. This has been prepared with much labor, and will be found to be unusually complete. For obvious reasons, the references are generally made in the very language of Edwards. Thus has all suspicion of partiality and misrepresentation been precluded; and the reader is presented, besides, on many points, with a brief synopsis of the author's views and trains of argument. The publishers flatter themselves that they have done a service to the cause both of theological learning and practical piety; by making an improved edition of these invaluable works more
accessible to the religious public than any former one has been.