By George M. Marsden
George M. Marsden -- extensively acclaimed for his magisterial huge learn 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 prior award-winning research yet is in its place a very new narrative in response to his broad 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 palms of an offended God,” Jonathan Edwards is frequently seen as a proponent of fireplace, brimstone, and the wrath of God. As Marsden indicates, although, the focal point of Edwards's preaching used to be no longer God's wrath yet quite his overwhelming and all-encompassing love. Marsden additionally rescues Edwards from the excessive geographical regions of highbrow background, revealing him extra comprehensively during the lens of his daily life and interactions. extra, Marsden indicates how Edwards presents a window at the attention-grabbing and sometimes risky global of the yankee colonies within the a long time sooner than the yankee Revolution.
Marsden right here offers us an Edwards who illumines either American background and Christian theology, an Edwards that would entice readers with very little education in both box. This brief lifestyles will give a contribution considerably to the common and turning out to be curiosity in Jonathan Edwards.
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A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards (Library of Religious Biography) by George M. Marsden