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Jonathan Edwards:

We are in some respects under far greater advantages for gaining knowledge, now in these latter ages of the church, than Christians were formerly; especially by reason of the art of printing, of which God has given us the benefit, whereby Bibles and other books of divinity are exceedingly multiplied, an persons may now be furnished with helps for the obtaining of Christian knowledge, at a much easier and cheaper rate than they formerly could.

—”The Importance and Advantage of Divine Truth” (1739), in The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: A Reader, ed. Wilson K. Kimnach, Kenneth P. Minkema, and Douglas A. Sweeney (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 1999), 46.

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