Saturday, July 26, 2008

Influence of Edwards: Timothy Keller

In his book The Reason for God, Timothy Keller says this in his acknowledgements:

'I also owe a deeper sort of acknowledgement to the three people to whom I am most indebted for the fundamental shape of my Christian faith. They are, in order, my wife, Kathy, the British author C. S. Lewis, and the American theologian Jonathan Edwards.

Lewis's words appear in nearly every chapter. It would be wrong not to admit how much of what I think about faith comes from him. Edwards' words appear more seldom, because he has contributed more to the underlying structure of what could be called my 'theology.' Nevertheless, Lewis's and Edwards' thoughts agree and converge in this book in surprising ways.' (241)


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