"Informing of the child's understanding, influencing his heart, and directing its practice": Jonathan Edwards on education

  • K. P. Minkema Yale University, United States of America & University of the Free State, South Africa

Abstract

This article examines the role of education in Jonathan Edwards’ life and legacy, both the education he received in early eighteenth-century New England and his activities as a teacher, among the other vocations he followed. In particular, the methods and principles he employed as a teacher, both of English and Indian children and young people, are distinctive. Next, the essay turns to some selected figures within the Edwardsean tradition to show pedagogical changes and continuities.

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Published
2011-12-16
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