Jonathan Edwards: A Life (Google eBook)

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Yale University Press, Jul 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 615 pages
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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.
  

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Well researched and written. - Goodreads
A tremendous introduction to Edwards' life and thought. - Goodreads
Marsden does a great job in writing this book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Peter Mead - Goodreads

Mammoth? Maybe. Magisterial? Absolutely. Marsden's 505 pages plus notes on the life of Edwards is an absolute joy to read. He neither falls into the culturally critical Edwards bashing of years gone ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeremy - Goodreads

This book challenged me personally and pastorally and encouraged me to run the race with endurance. Edwards was a man enflamed with the love of God in the midst of serious trials. The author addresses ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 A Time to Be Born
11
Chapter 2 The Overwhelming Question
25
Chapter 3 The Pilgrims Progress
44
Chapter 4 The Harmony of All Knowledge
59
Chapter 5 Anxieties
82
Chapter 6 A Low Sunk Estate and Condition
101
Chapter 7 On Solomon Stoddards Stage
114
Chapter 8 And on a Wider Stage
133
Chapter 20 Thy Will Be Done
320
Chapter 21 I Am Born to Be a Man of Strife
341
Chapter 22 The Crucible
357
Chapter 23 The Mission
375
Chapter 24 Frontier Struggles
395
Chapter 25 Wartime
414
Chapter 26 Against an Almost Inconceivably Pernicious Doctrine
432
Chapter 27 Original Sin in This Happy Age of Light and Liberty
447

Chapter 9 The Mighty Works of God and of Satan
150
Chapter 10 The Politics of the Kingdom
170
Chapter 11 A City Set on a Hill
184
Chapter 12 God Will Revive the Flame Again Even in the Darkest Times
201
Chapter 13 The Hands of God and the Hand of Christ
214
Chapter 14 He That Is Not with Us Is Against Us
227
Chapter 15 Heavenly Elysium
239
Chapter 16 Conservative Revolutionary
253
Chapter 17 A House Divided
268
Chapter 18 A Model Town No More
291
Chapter 19 Colonial Wars
306
Chapter 28 Challenging the Presumptions of the Age
459
Chapter 29 The Unfinished Masterworks
472
Chapter 30 The Transitory and the Enduring
490
Appendix A Genealogical Table of Edwards Relatives
507
Appendix B Edwards Sisters
510
Appendix C Edwards Immediate Family from His Family Bible
511
Notes
513
Credits
601
Index
603
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