September thru October, 2011

Jonathan Edwards Exhibit

 Stockbridge Library and Jonathan Edwards’ Discourses

A Joint Online Exhibit

Presented by

The Stockbridge Library Association and The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale

Jonathan Edwards’ Discourses upon Various Important Subjects

During a visit to The Stockbridge (Mass.) Library Association this summer, Barbara Allen, curator of the Library’s Historical Collection showed members of the Jonathan Edwards Center what is perhaps the most desirable and unique copy of Jonathan Edwards’ Discourses upon Various Important Subjects of 1738 to be found. Bound with the third Boston edition of A Faithful Narrative, published the same year, the collection commemorates the Connecticut Valley revival of 1734-35, which made Edwards and Northampton internationally known.

This particular copy, missing only the title page to the Discourses, was Edwards’ personal working copy. Thanks to the help of Kenneth Minkema of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale, several excerpts of the book are now on view for the first time, along with a discussion of Edwards’ added comments. They can be seen at or by visiting the Museum & Archives of the Stockbridge Library.

Hours for the library’s Museum & Archives are Tuesday, Wednesday, and  Fridays from 9-5, Thursdays from 9-1, and Saturdays from 9-2.  For more information, contact the library at 413.298-5501 or email  Barbara Allen at email hidden; JavaScript is required

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