The complete title includes,”An Inquiry into the Modern Prevailing Notions of the Freedom of the Will which is Supposed to be Essential to Moral Agency, Virtue and Vice, Reward and Punishment, Praise and Blame.”
Is the human will bound or free? Can man choose freely between each and every option presented to him? Is man’s will neutral or has it been internally affected in such a way so as to influence his choices? How far did man fall when he sinned? Was it a mere stumble, or was it total? If it was total and we are unable to incline ourselves toward anything righteous, then how can we be responsible for our unrighteousness?
“Pelagianism has a death grip on the modern church. Perhaps the most important refutation of this distinctive is Edwards’ Freedom of the Will. I believe this is the most important theological book ever published in America.”
– Dr. R.C. Sproul
“In this book, Edwards annihilated false views of the will that prevailed in his century and in ours, in order that men may know how to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved. This profoundest of all Edwards’ works is essentially and intentionally an evangelistic tract.”
– John H. Gerstner