Jonathan Edwards A Life

ISBN-10: 0300105967
ISBN-13: 9780300105964
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 7/11/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This definitive biography of America’s most important religious figure draws on newly available sources to reveal how he was shaped by the cultural and religious battles of his time. “A magisterial biography.”—Wall Street Journal “The finest biography of this towering figure.”—Benjamin Schwarz, Atlantic Monthly “One way to make sense of contemporary evangelicalism is to consider how it has both hewed to and strayed from the path laid down by one of its most brilliant founding fathers. Thanks to Marsden’s authoritative new biography . . . the path is now more clear.”—Jay Tolson, U.S. News & World Report “In this conscientious and eloquent biography, pious Jonathan Edwards comes to unruly life with all his unresolved complexity intact.”—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor “Superb and engrossing.”—Robert D. Richardson, Washington Post Book World “[Marsden] writes with such verve that he has given us not only the definitive biography but also a narrative that reads like a novel.”—Edward T. Oakes, Commonweal

List of Maps
Cotton Mather's Map of New England
Chronology of Edwards' Life and Times
Preface
Note on the Text
Introduction
A Time to Be Born
The Overwhelming Question
The Pilgrim's Progress
The Harmony of All Knowledge
Anxieties
"A Low, Sunk Estate and Condition"
On Solomon Stoddard's Stage
And on a Wider Stage
The Mighty Works of God and of Satan
The Politics of the Kingdom
"A City Set on a Hill"
God "Will Review the Flame Again, Even in the Darkest Times"
The Hands of God and the Hand of Christ
"He That Is Not with Us Is Against Us"
"Heavenly Elysium"
Conservative Revolutionary
A House Divided
A Model Town No More
Colonial Wars
"Thy Will Be Done"
"I Am Born to Be a Man of Strife"
The Crucible
The Mission
Frontier Struggles
Wartime
Against an "Almost Inconceivably Pernicious" Doctrine
Original Sin "in This Happy Age of Light and Liberty"
Challenging the Presumptions of the Age
The Unfinished Masterworks
The Transitory and the Enduring
Genealogical Table of Edwards' Relatives
Edwards' Sisters
Edwards' Immediate Family, from His Family Bible
Notes
Credits
Index

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