By George M. Marsden
George M. Marsden -- commonly acclaimed for his magisterial huge learn of Edwards -- has now written a brand new, shorter biography of this many-sided, amazing man. A brief lifetime of Jonathan Edwards is no longer an abridgment of Marsden's past award-winning learn yet is in its place a very new narrative in accordance with his wide examine. 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 most sensible for his recognized sermon “Sinners within the arms of an offended God,” Jonathan Edwards is frequently seen as a proponent of fireplace, brimstone, and the wrath of God. As Marsden exhibits, notwithstanding, the focal point of Edwards's preaching used to be now not God's wrath yet particularly his overwhelming and all-encompassing love. Marsden additionally rescues Edwards from the excessive geographical regions of highbrow background, revealing him extra comprehensively throughout 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 ahead of the yank Revolution.
Marsden the following provides us an Edwards who illumines either American historical past and Christian theology, an Edwards that might attract readers with very little education in both box. This brief existence will give a contribution considerably to the common and starting to be curiosity in Jonathan Edwards.
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A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards (Library of Religious Biography) by George M. Marsden