"A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards" by George M. Marsden

Friday, 01 May 2009

Those of us who believe Jonathan Edwards's life and work are relevant for theology, church and Christian living today will be excited about George Marsden's latest work. Following his definitive biography, Jonathan Edwards: A Life (Yale University Press, 2003), Marsden tailored his research into a "fresh retelling" (not an abridgement) of Edwards's life. The most relevant detail about this work is that, unlike the definitive biography, it is much shorter, making it accessible to those who are only curious, vaguely interested or otherwise ambivalent about Edwards. The brevity also opens up avenues for ...

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