George Marsden is widely considered one of the best living historians of American Christianity, if not the best.
This is Marsden’s third book on Jonathan Edwards. His big biography won the prestigious Bancroft Prize.
In this book, Marsden gives us an Edwards for our own time. We perhaps find an unlikely partner in Edwards for helping to navigate our present time, but Marsden makes a compelling case that the 18th century clergyman has much to offer us.
Among other things, Edwards’s love of beauty and the natural world are simply stunning. They are chalked full of implications for how we see the world today.
Whether you know much or little about Edwards, An Infinite Fountain of Light is a terrific read.