Chai, Leon. Jonathan Edwards and the Limits of Enlightenment Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Situates Edwards in the context of the Enlightenment and shows his similarities and differences with that tradition.
Elwood, Douglas J. The Philosophical Theology of Jonathan Edwards. New York: Columbia University Press, 1960. Emphasizing Edwards’s concern to integrate scientific, philosophical, and theological understanding, this work also explores Edwards’s views about evil and God’s grace.
Fiering, Norman. Jonathan Edwards’s Moral Thought and Its British Context. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1981. A study of seventeenth century moral philosophy and its influence on Edwards.
Gura, Philip F. Jonathan Edwards: America’s Evangelical. New York: Hill and Wang, 2005. This brief study of Edwards focuses on providing a context for the relgious themes that Edwards espoused.
McClymond, Michael J. Encounters with God: An Approach to the Theology of Jonathan Edwards. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Focuses on Edwards’s important philosophical understanding of religious experience.
McDermott, Gerald R. Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods: Christian Theology, Enlightenment Religion, and Non-Christian Faiths. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. A study of the theology of Edwards in response to Deism and other religious thought.
Marsden, George. Jonathan Edwards: A Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003. This is a definitive biography of the clergyman. An invaluable resource for any study of Edwards.
Miller, Perry. Jonathan Edwards. New York: Meridian Books, 1959. A leading scholar on Edwards and American Puritanism focuses on Edwards’s views about human freedom and moral responsibility.
Smith, John Edwin. Jonathan Edwards: Puritan, Preacher, Philosopher. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1992. One of the most important Edwards scholars presents a reliable overview of Edwards’s multifaceted career and philosophical perspectives.
Steele, Richard B. “Gracious Affection” and “True Virtue” According to Jonathan Edwards and John Wesley. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1994. An instructive comparative study that explores the life and work of two men who were among the most influential theologians and religious leaders of their day.
Yarborough, Stephen R. Delightful Conviction: Jonathan Edwards and the Rhetoric of Conversion. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993. This study shows how Edwards shaped his preaching, theology, and philosophy so that they would have a persuasive, converting effect on his listeners and readers.