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REL 319 -- Eighteenth Century Theology:
Jonathan Edwards and American Puritanism
David Brainerd: An Annotated Bibliography
by Peter Dassow and Benjamin Fisher
Brooks. Colin. "The Life of David Brainerd" [book review]. The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 37 (1986): 505-6.
Conforti, Joseph. "Jonathan Edwards Most Popular Work: The Life of David Brainerd And Nineteenth-Century Evangelical Culture," Church History 54 (1985): 28-50 (says Ben); 188-201 (says Peter).
This article reviews the relative significance of the biography of David Brainerd, and exposes important religious concepts held by this missionary.
Edwards, Jonathan. The Life of David Brainerd. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.
Fiering, Norman. "The Life of David Brainerd" [book review], The New England Quarterly 58 (1985): 295-7.
Pettit, Norman. "Prelude to Mission: Brainerd's Expulsion from Yale," The New England Quarterly 59 (1986): 28-50.
This article gives an overview of Brainerd's life from his nineteenth birthday to his death at Northampton. It provides an more intense look into the thoughts of Brainerd after being expelled, and clarifies his relationship with Jonathan Edwards.
Pointer, Richard, W. "'Poor Indians' and the 'Poor In Spirit': The Indian Impact on David Brainerd," The New England Quarterly 67 (1994): 403-26.
Thornbury, John F. David Brainerd: Pioneer Missionary to the American Indians. Darlington, England: Evangelical Press, 1996.
A biography of this missionary. This book provides a overview of his life, and describes to some degree his work with the Indians.
Weddle: David L. "The Melancholy Saint: Jonathan Edwardís Interpretation of David Brainerd as a Model of Evangelical Spirituality," Harvard Theological Review 81 (1988): 297-318
This article offers insight into the writings of Brainerd. This is more in-depth analysis of Brainerd's theology in relation to Jonathan Edwards and his contemporaries.
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