Jonathan Edwards: A Life

Jonathan Edwards: A Life

George M. Marsden

Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) is a towering determine in American historical past. A arguable theologian and the writer of the recognized sermon Sinners within the arms of an offended God, he ignited the momentous nice Awakening of the eighteenth century.

In this definitive and long-awaited biography, Jonathan Edwards emerges as either a very good American and an excellent Christian. George Marsden inspires the realm of colonial New England during which Edwards was once reared—a frontier civilization on the heart of a clash among local americans, French Catholics, and English Protestants. Drawing on newly to be had resources, Marsden demonstrates how those cultural and non secular battles formed Edwards’s existence and suggestion. Marsden finds Edwards as a fancy philosopher and person who struggled to reconcile his Puritan background with the secular, glossy global rising out of the Enlightenment. during this, Edwards’s lifestyles expected the deep contradictions of our American culture.

Meticulously researched and fantastically composed, this biography deals a compelling portrait of an eminent American.

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