Archives for July 31, 2012

Why is Jonathan Edwards considered so great?

I know. I'm almost committing blasphemy by questioning Jonathan Edwards' greatness. I wouldn't be doing it except there seems to be a kind of cult of Edwards' veneration--especially among American evangelicals. It's not limited to American evangelicals, of course. Lutheran theologian Robert Jenson called Edwards "America's Theologian." New books are published every year about Edwards. The current (or now immediately previous) issue of Christian Century contains a review of a newly published b00k … [Read more...]