"'what room for improvement of reason is there,' enthused jonathan edwards, 'for angels and glorified minds!' veto clearly shares the same delight in this accomplished study of edwards's metaphysics. edwards's congruity with the great theologians from augustine to barth and with philosophers from plato to hegel, and his innovative departures from them, are securely mapped, testimony to veto's astonishing scholarly range. here is more than an analysis of edwards's thought. the perception that knowing, beauty, and excellency are essentially moral categories, that the will is what one loves most, that reality is god as he is in himself, and that virtue is the only true spirituality are transformative foundations for pastoral practice. edwards's insistence that to be 'awakened' is not 'regeneration' is here closely investigated, an example of veto's impressive intention to present us, not with the edwards we want, but with edwards as he was."
--stuart piggin, director, centre for the history of christian thought and experience, macquarie university
Miklos Vet (1936-2020) is a Hungarian-born French philosopher who taught successively at Marquette, Yale, Abidjan, Rennes, and Poitiers Universities. Widely known as a historian of German Idealism, his works have been translated into many languages. He is the author of The Religious Metaphysics of Simone Weil and The Expansion of Metaphysics.