Jonathan Edwards

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The Theology of Jonathan Edwards, by Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

Michael McClymond and Gerald McDermott's remarkable book will undoubtedly become the standard scholarly introduction to Jonathan Edwards's theology.

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Memoirs of the Spirit, by Edwin S. Gaustad

Edwin Gaustad presents 26 people from various traditions and religions who have contributed to American spirituality. An excerpt from the writing of each follows a brief biographical introduction.

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Edwards in Our Time, edited by Sang Hyun Lee and Allen C. Guelzo

Toward the end of the 19th century, Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote an obituary for Jonathan Edwards's theology: "The truth is that [his] whole system of beliefs . . . is gently fading out of enlightened human intelligence, and we are hardly in a condition to realize what a tyranny it once exerted over many of the strongest minds." Holmes's pronouncement was premature.

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America's theologian

Only one portrait of Jonathan Edwards was painted during his lifetime, a rather conventional “likeness” done by the Boston-based painter Joseph Badger. The face is severe, aloof, unsmiling and suspiciously similar to many of the other faces in Badger’s 150 or so portraits from the 1740s and ’50s.