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In this point we explore how Edwards related the dynamics of history, location and time, as arguments for Biblical Theology or for his Work of Redemption. Edwards believed that redemption is inextricable from history and vice versa. However it would take him many years to develop this connection into a coherent philosophy and theology of salvation history. Edwards faced the acute problem how to demonstrate God’s sovereignty and redemptive activity in an evolving age. In this respect it was difficult to reconstruct the series temporum (stages of time) from God’s redemptive plan. Edwards achieved to bring together the mystery of salvation and history, the order of grace and the order of time, and thus to make history equivalent to God’s plan for salvation and redemption.
The traditional Christian interpretation of history is not the uniform and empty space, but filled with sacred significance and prophetic revelation. Zakai argues in this respect that the Christian ideology of history emphasized redemption from, and hence beyond, history. Modern interpretation of history on the o…