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Actually, Edwards issued this complaint in response to Isaac Watts’s understanding of the Mosaic Law in the latter’s Faith and Practice. Jonathan Edwards was not too keen publishing only half-baked ideas in books (or blogs?):

“It were to be wished that persons that light on new notions of this nature, before they vent ’em and publish em to the world, would consider ’em more fully in their length and breadth, and make things out more fully and clearly in their own minds and not trust to a little, obscure, faint but pleasing plausibility on a new invented scheme.” – Yale-Works 21:338, n. 2.