Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) became the pastor of the church of Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1724. His powerful preaching launched the Great Awakening. He is best known for contributing a vast body of writings to the evangelical community on not only theological issues, many of which still challenge scholars, but also metaphysics, ethics, and psychology. His influence is felt today through his published works and godly example. Considered one of America's greatest theologians, Jonathan Edwards is well defined in this biography. Now in this book, author Stephen J. Nichols tells a clear and comprehensive narrative of his life in relation to his works.
Jonathan Edwards, a leader in the Great Awakening during the eighteenth century, still has much to teach the church. Evangelicals are rediscovering him through the efforts of several authors (John Gerstner, Iain Murray, Harry Stout, and others) and publishers (Banner of Truth, Soli Deo Gloria, and Crossway). Stephen Nichols offers Jonathan Edwards "as an introduction, a gateway into the vast and rewarding life, thought, and writings of Jonathan Edwards." This book is for anyone who wants to read Edwards with a little help.
Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is president of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries. He is also author of Jonathan Edwards: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought and Martin Luther: A Guided Tour of his Life and Thought.
A lively and vivid introduction to Americas greatest theologianthe best one yet for use in most churches and Christian colleges.
Nichols is an enthusiastic, experienced, and reliable tour guide to the theology of Jonathan Edwards. If your experience is like mine, these pages will make you want to visit Edwards on your own for frequent and extended periods. An excellent introduction.
Edwards is still Americas greatest theologian, and his works remain of lasting value to the church. This book is a useful introduction to the great mans message and ministry. Nichols has chosen his material carefully to help readers begin to understand Edwardss most important writings.