By George M. Marsden
George M. Marsden -- extensively 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 now not an abridgment of Marsden's previous award-winning examine yet is as a substitute a totally new narrative according to his vast study. the result's a concise, clean retelling of the Edwards tale, wealthy in scholarship but compelling and readable for a much broader viewers, together with students.
Known most sensible for his well-known sermon “Sinners within the fingers of an offended God,” Jonathan Edwards is frequently seen as a proponent of fireside, 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 particularly 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 daily life and interactions. extra, Marsden exhibits how Edwards offers a window at the interesting and infrequently harmful global of the yank colonies within the many years sooner than the yankee Revolution.
Marsden right here supplies us an Edwards who illumines either American heritage and Christian theology, an Edwards that might entice readers with very little education in both box. This brief lifestyles will give a contribution considerably to the common and becoming curiosity in Jonathan Edwards.
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