By George M. Marsden
George M. Marsden -- greatly acclaimed for his magisterial huge research of Edwards -- has now written a brand new, shorter biography of this many-sided, impressive man. A brief lifetime of Jonathan Edwards is no longer an abridgment of Marsden's previous award-winning research yet is as an alternative a very new narrative in accordance with his vast learn. the result's a concise, clean retelling of the Edwards tale, wealthy in scholarship but compelling and readable for a wider viewers, together with students.
Known most sensible for his recognized sermon “Sinners within the palms of an offended God,” Jonathan Edwards is frequently considered as a proponent of fireplace, brimstone, and the wrath of God. As Marsden exhibits, besides the fact that, the point of interest of Edwards's preaching was once now not God's wrath yet relatively his overwhelming and all-encompassing love. Marsden additionally rescues Edwards from the excessive nation-states of highbrow heritage, revealing him extra comprehensively during the lens of his lifestyle and interactions. additional, Marsden indicates how Edwards presents a window at the attention-grabbing and infrequently risky global of the yank colonies within the a long time ahead of the yankee Revolution.
Marsden the following provides us an Edwards who illumines either American historical past and Christian theology, an Edwards that would attract readers with very little education in both box. This brief lifestyles will give a contribution considerably to the frequent and transforming into curiosity in Jonathan Edwards.
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