Jonathan Edwards by George M. Marsden
A Life

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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 18th century. In this 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 centre of a conflict between Native Americans, French Catholics and English Protestants. Drawing on the 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 American culture.

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George M. Marsden is Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.
Published March 11, 2003 by Yale University Press. 640 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Although probably best known for his fire-and-brimstone sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," Jonathan Edwards led a rich intellectual and spiritual life that took him far beyond the pulpit in his contributions to colonial America.

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In his magisterial biography of Jonathan Edwards, George Marsden reminds us that there was a time, in the decades after his death, when Jonathan Edwards was more popular in Scotland than in America.

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$35.00.) Since the initiation of the Yale University letterpress edition of The Works of Jonathan Edwards nearly fifty years ago, twentieth- and (now) twenty-first century scholars and devotees of the Northampton, Massachusetts, sage have sought a biographical complement to the definitive Yale ...

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