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

  title={"Informing of the child's understanding, influencing his heart, and directing its practice": Jonathan Edwards on education},
  author={Kenneth P. Minkema},
  journal={Acta Theologica},
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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