"This massive tome succeeds in fulfilling the authors' intention to provide an introduction to Edwards's theology...It is difficult to imagine another introduction surpassing this one in the breadth of its exploration of Edwards, his interpreters, and his influence. All who wish to explore Edwards's theology must now begin here."--Religious Studies Review
"An invitation to sample the profundity and versatility of America's greatest theologian--the sources from which he drew, the theologians from whom he diverged, and the creative theological solutions he proposed. There is never a 'last word,' of course, but at certain points in time indispensable resources appear. The Theology of Jonathan Edwards
is one of them." --Church History
"A truly impressive work. It is remarkable to find a comprehensive and insightful guide to all of Edwards's theology in one place and in a volume that is a pleasure to read."
--George Marsden, author of Jonathan Edwards: A Life
"Comprehensive, learned, and accessible--unquestionably the best starting place for anyone wanting to grapple with the ideas of America's greatest theologian."
--Alister E. McGrath, Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education, King's College, London
"Scholarship on Jonathan Edwards has in recent years risen to a great flood. Yet despite heightened interest, there have been very few efforts to treat Edwards' formidable theology as a whole. With this book Michael McClymond and Gerald McDermott meet that pressing need and meet it very well. The book is clear, comprehensive, balanced, nuanced, and authoritative--in a word, a splendid volume about one of the truly great thinkers in all of American history."
--Mark Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
"Jonathan Edwards is not just an American theologian but a man who has profoundly influenced thinking about doctrinal questions and revival practice all over the world. This volume offers a series of forty-five short chapters that together provide a comprehensive account of his convictions and legacy down to contemporary appreciation of his thought. Edwards emerges as one of the most creative theologians the universal church has ever produced."
--David Bebbington, Professor of History, University of Stirling
"With interest in Jonathan Edwards at an unprecedented high around the world, The Theology of Jonathan Edwards
is a truly useful and unmatched digest of his times, thought, and influence. Edwards is one of the most-written about religious figures of the eighteenth-century, and with such a mountain of literature to navigate, this volume provides the single best entry point into Edwards' writings and ideas for the specialist and general reader alike."
--Kenneth P. Minkema, Executive Editor and Director of the Works of Jonathan Edwards, Yale University
"Draws on the recently completed 73-volume edition of the writings of the American theologian (1703-58)."--The Chronicle Review
"Informative and illuminating...this volume is absolutely necessary for any future scholarly work on Edwards...Essential."--CHOICE
"An engaging analysis of Edwards' thought filled with valuable historical observations and careful explanation of Edwards' theology. It would be hard to imagine a better introduction written for both specialist and non-specialist interested in Edwards' spirituality and profound insights on Scripture than McCylmond and McDermott's outstanding contribution."--The Banner of Truth
"This is indeed a definitive and comprehensive compendium of Edwards's theology...The excellent tandem of McClymond and McDermott has produced a standard and indispensable reading...I finish writing writing this review with the sweet and happy music still ringing in my ears."--Evangelical Studies Bulletin
"McDermott and McClymond have done a great service for scholars and laypeople interested in Edwards by writing forty-five chapters in which they have provided syntheses of various aspects to Edwards's life, thought, and legacy." --Exploring the Study of Religious History