In a world racked by the clash of European powers, Jonathan Edwards, one of the most extraordinary theologian-pastors the history of Christianity, sought to express by means of the spoken word and printed text his vision of the glory of God, sovereign over this world’s empires, and its practical implications for humanity. The pursuit of this calling was an instrumental factor in the revivals that reshaped the American spiritual landscape. Throughout all the changes of his life was his beautiful relationship with his wife Sarah, a model of Puritan marital piety and the hidden spring of much of his usefulness as a preacher and theologian.
About the Authors:
Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin is Professor of Church History & Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, & Director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a Research Professor of the Irish Baptist College at Queen’s University, Belfast, N. Ireland. He & his wife, Alison, & two children, live in Dundas, Ontario. They attend West Highland Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ontario.
Ronald Baines was born in Western Massachusetts almost halfway between Northampton and Stockbridge. He has been in pastoral ministry for over twenty years & is currently pastor of Grace Reformed Baptist Church, in Topsham, Maine & a PhD candidate at the University of Maine. He resides in Brunswick, Maine. He & his wife Joan, who is descended from Edwards’ eldest daughter Sarah, have four children.