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    Jonathan Edwards. A Dissertation Concerning Liberty And Necessity; Containing Remarks On The Essays Of Dr. Samuel West, And Of Several Other Authors, On Those Subjects. Worcester: Leonard Worcester, 1797. Krown & Spellman retail: $250. First Edition. 8vo. A-O8,P6. 234,[1]p. Contemporary flame grain sheep, front cover detached, title label, gilt rules, edges yellow, even page age toning. Head-piece, decorated initial. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Edwards (1745-1801), theologian, "...a man of tender feelings, generous to the poor, with a special interest in the negroes and a hatred of slavery and the slave trade." DAB. He saw G-d as a benevolent moral governor rather than as an arbitrary sovereign as his father. He developed a theory of "governmental atonement" where Christ's sufferings were moral guides. He was president of Union College, Schenectady.       Evans 32073. Burr,991.

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