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CLEVELAND, OHIO: JEWETT, PROCTOR & WORTHINGTON.

NEW YORK: SHELDON, LAMPORT & BLAKEMAN.

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Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1842, by

ALLEN, MORRILL AND WARDWELL, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

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Most of the works of Dr. Edwards included in these volumes, have before been published separately; and some of them, several times. But all of them we long since been out of print, so that a copy could rarely be and. At the suggestion and earnest request of many of th ablest living theologians of our country, an attempt has now n made to collect in a uniform edition all the most valuable of his writings heretofore published, with the addition of quite a imber that are now for the first time edited from his manusc. is. The works which Dr. Edwards himself published in his life time, have long since placed him in the highest rank of profound reasoners and able theologians; and it is believed that those now for the first time given to the public, will not diminish, but rather add to his reputation.

It may be noticed by some that the volumes are not punctuated with entire uniformity. The explanation of this is, that in reprinting from those already published, the punctuation of the former editions was mainly followed; so that the work, in this respect, is not as uniform as though it were now published entire for the first time. It should also be mentioned, that the editor residing at a distance from the place of publication, has not been able to superintend the press. This department of the work, however, has been faithfully attended to by the publishers, so that the references, etc. are probably given as accurately as they could have been under the eye of any editor whatever.

For the memoir it is to be regretted that the materials were not

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Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1842, by

ALLEN, MORRILL AND WARDWELL, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

PREFACE.

Most of the works of Dr. Edwards included in these volumes,
hare before been published separately; and some of them, several
times. But all of them have long since been out of print, so that
a copy could rarely be found. At the suggestion and earnest
request of many of the ablest living theologians of our country,
an attempt has now been made to collect in a uniform edition all
the most valuable of his writings heretofore published, with the
addition of quite a number that are now for the first time edited
from his manuscripts. The works which Dr. Edwards himself
published in his life time, have long since placed him in the high-
est rank of profound reasoners and able theologians; and it is
believed that those now for the first time given to the public, will
not diminish, but rather add to his reputation.

It may be noticed by some that the volumes are not punctua-
ted with entire uniformity. The explanation of this is, that in
reprinting from those already published, the punctuation of the
former editions was mainly followed; so that the work, in this re-
spect, is not as uniform as though it were now published entire for
the first time. It should also be mentioned, that the editor resid-
ing at a distance from the place of publication, has not been able
to superintend the press. This department of the work, however,
has been faithfully attended to by the publishers, so that the re-
ferences, etc. are probably given as accurately as they could have
been under the eye of any editor whatever.

For the memoir it is to be regretted that the materials were not

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