Jonathan Edwards and World Mission

Volume 2 in A Series of Treatises on Jonathan Edwards

JESociety Press is pleased to announce A Series of Treatises on Jonathan Edwards, an all new series given exclusively to the select publication of cutting-edge research related to America’s greatest theologian. The series provides authors with a venue for publishing original, concise, authoritative and peer-reviewed manuscripts. The series provides readers with lively, assessable and in-depth treatments of Edwards-specific subject matter. Inquiries are welcome. Contact us at


In view of the abundance of literature presenting Jonathan Edwards as a “missionary” or a “theologian,” it is rare to find a lacuna in this terrain. Nonetheless, this book makes a fresh contribution by insightfully amalgamating these two dimensions—analyzing Edwards as a theologian of world mission. Adam Cavalier’s innovative missional emphasis on familiar treatises such as, The End for Which God Created the World, Original Sin, Freedom of the Will, An Humble Attempt, and Religious Affections makes not only for a fascinating read but an inspiring one as well.

Chris Chun, PhD, Director of Jonathan Edwards Center and Professor of Church History, Gateway Seminary

This new work by Dr. Cavalier on the missiological vision of Jonathan Edwards, who has been rightly described as “America’s Augustine,” provides an important monograph on one of the key ways that Edwards’ legacy has impacted the church. English Baptists around William Carey were led, for instance, by their reading of Edwards’ literary corpus available to them, to launch out into a bold plan of cross-cultural missions…This compact monograph incisively details the scope of Edwards’ thought and its contours and is a very welcome addition to the secondary literature of Edwardsiana.

Michael A.G. Haykin, FRHistS, Chair and Professor of Church History and Director of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Even though Edwards lived before the great century of Protestant missions, his theology is filled with missional instincts which sought the spread of the gospel around the world. Missionary and historical theologian Adam Cavalier skillfully draws together the pertinent texts in Edwards’s corpus to demonstrate the missional thrust of his theological vision. He does so in such a way that is both faithful to Edwards and motivational to the missionary cause in the twenty first century.

Robert Caldwell, PhD, Professor of Church History, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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