A brief introduction to Nathanael Emmons (1745-1840). Emmons was an overly scholarly minister -- in that he eschewed all duties but his theological study. He continued Hopkins' work resisting the liberal tendencies of Congregationalism. There is an element of Edwards mysticism in Emmons: "The active intellect is most active when God is acting upon it. This is mystical, the direct influence of God upon the soul of man."
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Earl Clement Davis, Nathaniel Emmons, preachers
Davis, Earl Clement, "Nathaniel Emmons" (2022). A Series of Biographical Sketches of Important 17th and 18th century Congregational Preachers in New England. 7.