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By Carol Ball

Exploring the internal motivations of 1 of America’s maximum spiritual thinkers, this publication analyses the ways that Jonathan Edwards' extreme own piety and deep event of divine sovereignty drove an introverted highbrow alongside a direction that may ultimately become a mature and revered public highbrow. all through his existence, the stress among his innately contemplative nature and the energetic calls for of public workplace was once a continuing resource of inner and public strife for Edwards. impending Jonathan Edwards bargains a brand new theoretical method of the learn of Edwards, with an emphasis on his writing job because the key procedure in shaping his legacy. Tracing Edwards’ strategic self-fashioning of his character throughout the many conflicts during which he used to be engaged, the severe turning issues in his existence, and his thoughts for handling conflicts and crises, Carol Ball concludes that Edwards came upon his position as a superlative contemplative apologist and theorist of experiential spirituality.

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