By Gerald R. McDermott
Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) is well known as America's maximum spiritual brain. A torrent of books, articles, and dissertations on Edwards were published considering that 1949, the yr that Perry Miller released the highbrow biography that introduced the fashionable explosion of Edwards experiences. This assortment deals an advent to Edwards's lifestyles and idea, pitched on the point of the expert normal reader. every one bankruptcy serves as a normal advent to at least one of Edwards's significant issues, together with revival, the Bible, good looks, literature, philosophy, typology, or even international religions. every one is written by means of a number one professional on Edwards's paintings. The ebook will function a fantastic first come across with the idea of "America's theologian."
"This surprisingly important ebook is certain for a way in actual fact its scholarly authors clarify the wide-ranging value of Jonathan Edwards for readers who're no longer themselves students. The inclusion of eu commentators additionally demonstrates how vast modern curiosity has grown in Edwards as America's maximum theological voice. The booklet is, in equivalent degree, authoritative, available, and illuminating." --Mark A. Noll, writer of America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln
"[Understanding Jonathan Edwards] was once written if you can have little to no wisdom of Edwards or the sphere of Edwards reviews. What excites me approximately this is often that it accomplishes what few (if any) have: an creation to significant issues in Edwards's proposal that's usable for the study room. ...Those instructing sessions on Edwards will doubtless be thankful, and people searching for an creation to Edwards' rules will discover a necessary roadmap." --Themelios
"An based and enlightening advent to knowing Edwards by way of a lifelong captivation through thte great thing about God." --Touchstone
About the Author
Gerald R. McDermott is the Jordan-Trexler Professor of faith at Roanoke collage and special Senior Fellow on the Baylor Institute for experiences of faith.