“Miscellanies,” no. 5. HEAVEN. There is no more reason why it should be a damp to the happiness of some in heaven that others are happier, than that their happiness should be damped by barely a possibility of greater happiness, supposing them to be all equal…
The video below is a visualization of Edwards’ mentions of happiness, misery, and related terms, as well as where they occur in the letterpress edition of The Works of Jonathan Edwards, volumes 1–26. Download a PDF of the full visualization and zoom in to explore.
JESociety Press is pleased to announce the publication of A Theology of Joy: Jonathan Edwards and Eternal Happiness in the Holy Trinity by Dr. Matthew V. Everhard
A comparison of happiness and misery in the Miscellanies of Jonathan Edwards