By George M. Marsden
George M. Marsden -- extensively acclaimed for his magisterial huge examine of Edwards -- has now written a brand new, shorter biography of this many-sided, outstanding man. A brief lifetime of Jonathan Edwards is no longer an abridgment of Marsden's prior award-winning research yet is as an alternative a totally new narrative in line with his huge 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 top for his recognized sermon “Sinners within the palms of an offended God,” Jonathan Edwards is usually considered as a proponent of fireplace, brimstone, and the wrath of God. As Marsden indicates, even though, the point of interest of Edwards's preaching used to be no longer God's wrath yet fairly his overwhelming and all-encompassing love. Marsden additionally rescues Edwards from the excessive geographical regions of highbrow heritage, revealing him extra comprehensively during the lens of his way of life and interactions. additional, Marsden indicates how Edwards offers a window at the interesting and infrequently harmful international of the yankee colonies within the many years ahead of the yankee Revolution.
Marsden right here offers us an Edwards who illumines either American background and Christian theology, an Edwards that may entice readers with very little education in both box. This brief existence will give a contribution considerably to the common and transforming into curiosity in Jonathan Edwards.
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A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards (Library of Religious Biography) by George M. Marsden