What are some good resources on the life and ministry of Jonathan Edwards? Here are some I recommend.
First, monergism.com has a significant number of messages and articles by Jonathan Edwards. You can read these primary sources from the man himself. Well worth the time with little effort required to access.
Second, Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography by Iain Murray. My personal favorite on the life and ministry of America’s foremost theologian.
Third, Meet the Puritans by Joel Beeke and Randall J. Pederson. While the authors provide mini-biographies on the Puritans, their article on Edwards is one of the longest. What the authors provide is a primer on Edwards. It is an appetizer provoking a desire to know more about the man.
Fourth, Jonathan Edwards: A Life by George M. Marsden. The book’s publisher writes, “In this biography, Jonathan Edwards emerges as both a great American and a brilliant Christian. George M. Marsden evokes the world of colonial New England in which Edwards was reared – a frontier civilization at the center of a conflict between Native Americans, French Catholics, and English Protestants. Drawing on newly available sources, Marsden demonstrates how these cultural and religious battles shaped Edwards‘ life and thought. Marsden reveals Edwards as a complex thinker and human being who struggled to reconcile his Puritan heritage with the secular, modern world emerging out of the Enlightenment. In this, Edwards‘ life anticipated the deep contradictions of our American culture.”-
Fifth, A God Entranced Vision of All Things: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards edited by John Piper and Justin Tayler. Published by Crossway, this book examines three categories about Edwards. These are The Life and legacy of Edwards, Lessons from Edwards’ Life and Thought, and Expositions of Edwards’ Major Theological Works.
These are a brief list. There are many other books on Edwards from which to choose. These are the ones which I have read. I am confident you will benefit from these resources.
Have a blessed day in the Lord.
Soli deo Gloria!
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