Jonathan Edwards, Spokesperson for Lectio?

Like many Americans, I know Jonathan Edwards primarily through his "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" sermon, in which he compares our Creator to a psychopath holding a spider above a flame, just itching to drop the hapless creature to its fiery death. Needless to say, I figured that Edwards was probably as screwed up as the deity of whom he preached. So I was quite surprised when a spiritual director of mine back in my Episcopalian days suggested that Edwards was the great American mystic. … [Read more...]