Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is believed by many to be America's greatest theologian, and also one of the most faithful minister's in the nation's history. Edwards lived in the era just before the American independence, was well connected to many leading figures, and was a stalwart defender of the Puritan-Calvinist heritage in which he grew-up and lived. He was also a catalyst for the first Great Awakening, graduated from Harvard University, and later became the president of the college of New Jersey (Princeton).
It this timely, witty, and informative look at Edwards, James Byrd reveals Edwards life and ministry, but also probes more deeply into Edwards theology and explores its themes, and unique contributions to Reformed theology and Christianity in America. This book serves as an excellent introduction to Edwards and is ideal for anyone who wishes to learn more about theology or this iconic American figure.
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