JONATHAN EDWARDS: A LIFE by George M. Marsden

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Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) is a towering figure in American history. A controversial theologian and the author of the famous sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, he ignited the momentous Great Awakening of the eighteenth century.

In this definitive and long-awaited biography, Jonathan Edwards emerges as both a great American and a brilliant Christian. George Marsden evokes the world of colonial New England in which Edwards was reared—a frontier civilization at the center of a conflict between Native Americans, French Catholics, and English Protestants. Drawing on newly available sources, Marsden demonstrates how these cultural and religious battles shaped Edwards’s life and thought. Marsden reveals Edwards as a complex thinker and human being who struggled to reconcile his Puritan heritage with the secular, modern world emerging out of the Enlightenment. In this, Edwards’s life anticipated the deep contradictions of our American culture.

Meticulously researched and beautifully composed, this biography offers a compelling portrait of an eminent American.
Book Specifications
Release date: 0000-00-00
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2004-07-11
Label: Yale University Press
Pages: 640
Edition: New edition
ASIN: 9780300105964
ISBN: 9780300105964
Height: 910
Length: 610
Weight: 192
Width: 170
Product Group: Book