By George M. Marsden
George M. Marsden -- largely 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 no longer an abridgment of Marsden's past award-winning learn yet is as an alternative a very new narrative according to his large examine. 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 indignant God,” Jonathan Edwards is usually considered 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 quite 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 daily life and interactions. additional, Marsden exhibits how Edwards presents a window at the attention-grabbing and infrequently risky global of the yank colonies within the many years ahead of the yank Revolution.
Marsden right here provides us an Edwards who illumines either American historical past 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 transforming into curiosity in Jonathan Edwards.
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A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards (Library of Religious Biography) by George M. Marsden