Jonathan Edwards' most used commentary on Community pricing!

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 4 2013 3:12 PM

I didn't know that reviews of this product were enabled yet because it hasn't made it into production. Now that I'm aware of this, I posted a review with some info about how Edwards and Spurgeon recommended this commentary. Hopefully that will draw some interest for now...

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Jesse Blevins | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 4 2013 3:26 PM

I am in. 

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 10 2013 10:37 AM

It's looking like we may just have to all up our bids. If everyone at $30 even doubles their bid progress would still only be at about 35%. At this rate everyone who is at $30 right now would have to bid something around $150 - $180 to get it into production. Hmmm...

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Brandon Hirth | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 14 2013 11:52 AM

Just bid...thanks for bringing this to our attention

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 14 2013 1:39 PM

Brandon Hirth:
thanks for bringing this to our attention

I'm glad there are so many people interested in this set! Thanks for posting about bidding everyone! The more people that post on this forum the more people will know about this commentary, and the faster we'll get it into production! So if you're glad Logos is offerring to put this set into production and excited to get it, please post to this forum to get more people to bid on it! That way we'll get it faster and more people will get a great deal on it!!!

Thanks all!

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 29 2013 6:57 PM

:)

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 29 2013 7:32 PM

I sometimes wonder if it doesn't hurt collections like these to include a lot of volumes of stuff that may seem extraneous to some folks. When these "complete" collections have a bunch of volumes with stuff like the author's store receipts, oil change records, tax returns, daily calorie counter checklists, love letters, medical records, and whatnot...I think some people just say "why purchase more 'stuff' just to turn around and hide it?"

Not sure that's what's keeping this one from gaining traction, but I can say I'm not keen on adding anything to my bloated library that doesn't add value...even if I can get it for a "great price!"

That said, I did just bid...I'm sorta curious what Edwards thought was worth quoting.

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 13 2013 8:01 AM

Yeah it would be nice if they offerred just the Expositor instead of only the complete works (it would probably move faster), maybe they'll separate it out as it's own resource after this one gets through CP.

David I think you'll really enjoy it! Even if you're not in the reformed camp, this resource is great in it's devotional spirit, and has reflections for each section of scripture! 

It's really great at engaging both the mind and the heart, which I think is the reason I like Edwards so much as well!

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 2 2013 10:45 AM

Here's a sample of Romans 1:1-7 for anybody on the fence about bidding (or upping their bid!):

"Romans 1:1-7

 The apostle begins his letter with a general salutation to the Christians at Rome; in which he transiently touches on some very important doctrines of that gospel, which it was his great design to illustrate and enforce.

Paraphrase

[[@Bible:Romans 1:1]]1 My dear Christian brethren, you receive this epistle from Paul, who, though once a bitter persecutor, has now the honor to style himself a servant of Jesus Christ; whose property he humbly professes himself to be, and glories in it, as his highest happiness, to be absolutely at the command and disposal of such a Master. And he is the more sensible of his great obligation to this, as he has been, in so wonderful a manner, acalled, not only to the fellowship of that holy faith which we all profess, or to the common services of the ministerial office, but even [to be] invested with the distinguished character of an apostle in the church. He once indeed boasted that he was of the Pharisaic sect, separated from the rest of the Jews by ceremonial observances, in which they place so peculiar a sanctity; but he now rejoices much more, that he is, by so special an act of condescending grace, separated to the glorious and saving gospel of the blessed God, destined and devoted to its sacred interests; even to that gospel [[@Bible:Romans 1:2]] 2 which, before it was thus expressly committed to the Christian apostles, was in a more obscure manner promised, and in some measure declared and exhibited, by his prophets, in the records of the holy scriptures, on which such bright luster is now thrown by comparing the predictions with the events. [[@Bible:Romans 1:3]] 3 I would take every opportunity of promoting in your minds, and my own, the highest regard to this blessed and evangelical dispensation with which God has favored us; relating chiefly to his only begotten and beloved Son Jesus Christ, our great anointed Savior, our ever honored Master and Lord, who was born a few years ago of the seed and family of David, according to the flesh, that is, with respect to his human descent, and so far as flesh was concerned in the constitution of his nature [[@Bible:Romans 1:4]] 4 [But] who is also to be regarded by us in a much higher view, as having been bdeterminately, and in the most convincing manner, marked out as the Son of God with the most astonishing display of Divine power according to the operation of cthe Spirit of holiness, which having originally produced that holy thing which was born of the virgin, exerted its energy upon him on so many occasions, and especially in the triumphant dresurrection from the dead which amply rolled away all the reproach of his cross, and entitled him to the honor of the first born among many brethren.

[[@Bible:Romans 1:5]] 5 This is that illustrious person by whom we have received egrace and an apostolic mission; as I esteem it the greatest of favors to be thus employed, and furnished for this important work: especially since the plan is so extensive, and it is the glorious design of it, that, out of regard to his name, all nations might, in due time, be brought to the obedience of the Christian faith, and thereby rescued from a state of idolatry and wickedness, formed to the most rational and sublime pleasures in the present life, and fitted for a state of complete and eternal felicity. [[@Bible:Romans 1:6]] 6 This is the grand scheme which God is already carrying on in many Gentile nations; among whom are you Romans; illustrious in the world on many accounts, but on none so happy as on this, that you also are now the called of Jesus Christ, invited by him into the fellowship of his gospel, and a participation of all its invaluable blessings. [[@Bible:Romans 1:7]] 7 And as God has especially committed this ministration to me I do therefore agreeably to the general purport of my office, inscribe this epistle to all in Rome, who are to such a degree beloved of God, as to be called to the privileges and hopes of Christianity, [and] numbered among that holy people who solemnly profess themselves consecrated to his service. And as, in this view, I must think of you with great respect, so I most unfeignedly wish grace and favor to you, with all kinds of prosperity and peace, from the blessed God, the great original of all good, who is now become our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, who is exalted at his right hand, that he may scatter down all the blessings of providence and grace on his people, and may rule over all things for the good of his church.



a 1:1 Called to be an apostle.] As the judaizing teachers disputed Paul's claim to the apostolic office, it is with great propriety that he asserts it in the very entrance of an epistle, in which their principles were to be entirely overthrown. And the attentive reader will observe, with great pleasure, what a variety of other most proper and important thoughts are suggested in other clauses of this short introduction: particularly the views which the Jewish prophets had given of the gospel, the descent of Christ from David, the great doctrine of his resurrection, and Deity, the sending the gospel to the Gentiles, the privileges of Christians as the called and beloved of God, and the faith, obedience, and sanctity to which they were obliged, in virtue of their profession. Occasion will be given for the like reflections on a thousand other occasions, though the limits of such a work as ours will not allow us so particularly to trace them.

b 1:4 Determinately marked out.] That this is the exact signification of ὁρισθέντος Elsner has reasonably proved. Compare Acts 17:31.

c 1:4 The spirit of holiness.] It seems to me so little agreeable to the style of scripture in general to call the Divine nature of Christ the Spirit of holiness, or the Holy Spirit, that highly as I esteem the many learned and accurate commentators who have given it this turn, I rather refer it to the operation of the Spirit of God in the production of Christ's body, by which means the opposition between κατὰ σάρκα [according to the flesh] and κατὰ πνεῦμα [according to the Spirit] will be preserved; the one referring to the materials acted upon, the other to the Divine and miraculous Agent. Compare Luke 1:35.

d 1:4 Resurrection of the Dead.] ἀναστάσεως νεκρῶν is rendered by some, resurrection from among the dead, i.e. leaving many of the dead behind; and Mr. Fleming has taken great pains to show, that wherever the compound word ἀναστάσεως [resurrection from the] (for he considers it as one word) is used, it is always in this sense. See Flem. of Res. p. 70. By this resurrection Christ was declared the Son of God; but to say he was constituted the Son of God by it, seems very unscriptural, since he was proclaimed under that title so long before his resurrection.

e 1:5 Grace and an apostolic mission.] Many would render it the favor of the apostleship; but that rendering is not the most literal; and it is certain that Paul did receive grace to subdue his heart to the obedience of Christ, and fit him for the ministry of the gospel, before he received his apostolic commission, whenever we suppose that commission to have been dated, I therefore choose to keep the clauses thus distinct.

Improvement

Let us begin the perusal of this excellent, though in many passages obscure, and difficult epistle, with paying our humble acknowledgments to the Divine goodness, that we are favored with so valuable a part of scripture as that contained in the apostolic epistles. How happy are we, who read from the pen of those holy men the sentiments they entertained of Christianity, under the full illumination of the sacred Spirit; and so learn what were the leading affections which prevailed in their minds. By these letters, they open all their hearts to us, amidst their labors and sufferings, that we also may have fellowship with them in those important things in which their communion was with the Father and his Son Jesus Christ.

With particular pleasure let us peruse the writings of Paul, who was, in so peculiar a manner, called to be an apostle, and separated to the gospel of God. He gloried in the name of a servant of Christ, and let us emulate it as the greatest honor. Let us be animated to exert ourselves to the utmost under that character; since God hath been pleased to bring us, though originally sinners of the Gentiles, to the obedience of faith, and to reveal unto us the gospel of his Son; that glorious gospel predicted by the prophets, and opened by the apostles, yea, by their Divine Master.

May our hearts adore the great Emanuel, who, though he condescended to be made of the seed of David, according to his flesh had a Divine nature infinitely superior to it. Let us often reflect on that glorious display of the power of the Holy Ghost, in his resurrection from the dead, by which he was marked out as the Son of God; and yielding to the force of such a demonstration, let us confide in him as Jesus our Savior, and obey him as Christ our Lord.

We are called to partake of the privileges of his people; we belong to the society of those who are eminently beloved of God, and who lie under obligations, as they are called an holy nation, a peculiar people, to be indeed saints, to be holy in all manner of conversation, as being entirely devoted to God and the Redeemer. May such grace be imparted to us from God our Father, and from Jesus Christ our Lord, that we may not dishonor the sacred community to which we belong; that we may not with millions be cast out at last infamous and abhorred, but may enjoy its most important privileges, in that state of final and everlasting glory in which the kingdom of the Son of God shall terminate!"

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-In the original the Bible text is italicized so that you can distinguish it from the paraphrase put in by Doddridge, but I didn't have time to go through and change it here. I included his notes after the paraphrase as well. These aren't very well marked in my paste of the paraphrase because I just pasted it up without putting brackets around the footnote indicators, but if you look close you can catch them. Also there are devotional sections after each section of scripture that Doddridge calls "improvements". These are great for making the reading devotional. The whole work has an air of puritan devotion and deep theology to it! Please bid on this if you are at all interested!

 

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 2 2013 2:04 PM

There is such a long way to go for this resource. I think it may need a change in strategy.

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Michael Lyman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 2 2013 2:41 PM

YesYes

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 18 2013 9:00 AM

Bump

Also here's the link from Archive.org.

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 18 2013 9:46 AM

I doubled my bid...

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 18 2013 11:03 AM

Does anyone know how to place this thread onto the Reformed Products category instead of general?

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 18 2013 11:23 AM

You could e-mail forums@logos.com

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 7 2013 12:15 PM

Bump!!!

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 22 2013 9:48 AM

Bump again!!!!

Anyone else excited about this resource?????

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 22 2013 4:00 PM

Liam Walsh:
Anyone else excited about this resource?????

I too would like to see this get into production. Placed my bid May 2012 but it looks like not many others are interested.

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 5 2013 9:29 AM

WEEKLY BUMP! 

(The more people who see this post, the faster this resource will make it into production!!!)

- also don't miss out on the $50 off Edwards' works sale going on right now! 

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 20 2013 8:26 PM

See also this suggestion for a systematic theology of Edwards' thought: 

http://community.logos.com/forums/t/73124.aspx

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