Approaching Jonathan Edwards: the evolution of a persona

Ball, Carol Approaching Jonathan Edwards: the evolution of a persona. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing, 2015.

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Author Ball, Carol
Title Approaching Jonathan Edwards: the evolution of a persona
Place of Publication Farnham, Surrey, England
Publisher Ashgate Publishing
Publication year 2015
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9781472447029
Language eng
Total number of pages 218
Collection year 2016
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Exploring the inner motivations of one of America’s greatest religious thinkers, this book analyses the ways in which Jonathan Edwards' intense personal piety and deep experience of divine sovereignty drove an introverted intellectual along a course that would eventually develop into a mature and respected public intellectual. Throughout his life, the tension between his innately contemplative nature and the active demands of public office was a constant source of internal and public strife for Edwards.

Approaching Jonathan Edwards offers a new theoretical approach to the study of Edwards, with an emphasis on his writing activity as the key strategy in shaping his legacy. Tracing Edwards’ strategic self-fashioning of his persona through the many conflicts in which he was engaged, the critical turning points in his life, and his strategies for managing conflicts and crises, Carol Ball concludes that Edwards found his place as a superlative contemplative apologist and theorist of experiential spirituality.
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