The Theology Pugcast: Jonathan Edwards and War

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The Theology Pugcast: Jonathan Edwards and War
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This week the Pugsters are joined by Jonathan Edwards scholar Dr. Christian Cuthbert to discuss his research at Yale on the preaching of Jonathan Edwards on the subject of warfare. In the 18th century the Connecticut River Valley was on the frontier. It wasn’t unusual for Native American warrior bands to attack colonial villages–add to this the rival claims of the French and English powers in the New World and war wasn’t merely a matter of debate regarding the justness of a conflict half-way around the world–it was a matter of survival, and the conflict could be 20 miles away–or right next store. The discussion is illuminating–and in some ways surprising. This is new ground in Edwards studies and Dr. Cuthbert is right at the forefront of it.