Jonathan Edwards’ Two Handed Theology – Truth and Love, Light and Heat

“As there is not true religion where there is nothing else but affection, so there is no true religion where there is no religious affection. As, on the one hand, there must be light in the understanding as well as an affected fervent heart; where there is heat without light, there can be nothing divine or heavenly in that heart; so, on the other hand, where there is a kind of light without heat, a head stored with notions and speculations, with a cold and unaffected heart, there can be nothing divine in that light; that knowledge is no spiritual knowledge of divine things. If the great things of religion are rightly understood, they will affect the heart” (Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections, 49-50).

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