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Acta Theologica

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MINKEMA, KP. "Informing of the child's understanding, influencing his heart, and directing its practice": Jonathan Edwards on education. Acta theol. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.2, pp. 159-189. ISSN 1015-8758.

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.

Keywords : Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758); Education; Bellamy, Joseph; Hopkins, Samuel.

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