Sunday, October 12, 2008

two new books

two interesting, popular-level books on Jonathan Edwards have recently been published. i hope to be posting reviews of each in the coming weeks, but i thought i would go ahead and draw your attention to them in the meantime.

A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards by George M. Marsden

Marsden is back with an all-new, shorter narrative of the life of Jonathan Edwards. the publisher's description states: "A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards is not an abridgment of Marsden's earlier award-winning study but is instead a completely new narrative based on his extensive research. The result is a concise, fresh retelling of the Edwards story, rich in scholarship yet compelling and readable for a much wider audience, including students."

Jonathan Edwards for Armchair Theologians by James P. Byrd

this fascinating series of books has finally put out a volume on Edwards. if you're unfamiliar with the series, it is self-described as: "written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history." this is Byrd's first volume on Edwards, and quite a welcome one at that if for no other reason than the cartoons found throughout the pages.


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