The Infinite Merit of Christ

The Glory of Christ’s Obedience in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards by Biehl, Craig


“Among its other strengths this book is helpful in questioning the view that Edwards has compromised the Reformation doctrine of justification with legalistic accents and by basing it in part on the change that takes place within the believer. Biehl’s love is as evident as Edwards’ for the subject matter he considers in Edwards. A welcome read for anyone wanting to grow in understanding and appreciation of this remarkable thinker.”
– Richard Gaffin, Westminster Theological Seminary

“Craig Biehl provides a thorough, detailed, and well written treatment of Edwards’ view of divine merit. He places Edwards convincingly within the theocentric metaphysical tradition, emphasizing his trinitarianism and christocentrism, as well as his biblically based exclusivism, weighing in on the current interpretive struggle against those who wish to portray Edwards as inclusivistic, philosophical, and proto-transcendental. His reading of the role of Christ in Edwards’s thought as the typological, experiential, and salvific hinge on which telos depends presents an important counterbalance.”
– Ken Minkema, Yale University

“While setting the record straight on Edwards’s theology through leaning heavily on his own writings (800 quotes from Edwards!), Biehl’s work is also a tour de force for the confirmation of Reformed orthodoxy in the midst of ongoing debates about justification today.”
– Joel R. Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

“Craig Biehl’s work offers jsut what is needed today – a comprehensive treatment of Edwards’ understanding of Christ and His saving work of redemption. Few of the leading Edwards scholards know Reformed theology well, or understand the significance of Edwards’ soteriology.”
– Doug Sweeney, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“Biehl’s careful hand skillfully guides us through these writings, even leading us to offer words of praise for what Christ has done for us – a rare and admirable feat for a piece of scholarship.”
– Stephen J. Nichols, Lancaster Bible College


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