Synopses & Reviews
"Jonathan Edwards is one of the most extraordinary figures in American history. Arguably the most brilliant theologian ever born on American soil, Edwards [1703-1758] was also a pastor, a renowned preacher, a missionary to the Native Americans, a biographer, a college president, a philosopher, a loving husband, and the father of eleven children." "George M. Marsden presents here a new, shorter biography of this many-sided, remarkable man. A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards is not an abridgment of Marsden's earlier award-winning study but a completely new narrative based on his extensive research. This retelling of the Edwards story is sure to reach a much wider reading audience."--BOOK JACKET.
In brief and insightful fashion, George Marsden presents a new narrative about Edward's life, thereby rescuing him from the high realms of history and revealing him more completely through his everyday life and interactions.
Table of Contents
Edwards, Franklin, and their times -- Wrestling with God -- Transitions and challenges -- Awakening -- An American revolution -- Drama on the home front -- A world in conflict -- A missionary, a scholar, and a president -- Conclusion: What should we learn from Edwards?