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, extraordinary man. A brief lifetime of Jonathan Edwards is now not an abridgment of Marsden's previous award-winning learn yet is as a substitute a totally new narrative in line with 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 fingers of an offended God,” Jonathan Edwards is usually seen as a proponent of fireplace, brimstone, and the wrath of God. As Marsden exhibits, although, the point of interest of Edwards's preaching used to be no longer God's wrath yet really his overwhelming and all-encompassing love. Marsden additionally rescues Edwards from the excessive geographical regions of highbrow heritage, revealing him extra comprehensively throughout the lens of his daily life and interactions. extra, Marsden indicates how Edwards offers a window at the attention-grabbing and sometimes harmful global of the yankee 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 might 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