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  • An Infinite Fountain of Light

  • Jonathan Edwards for the Twenty-First Century
  • Written by: George M. Marsden
  • Narrated by: Tim Danko
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min

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An Infinite Fountain of Light

Written by: George M. Marsden
Narrated by: Tim Danko
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For perspective on our own times and how we got here, it helps to listen to wise guides from other eras. In An Infinite Fountain of Light, the renowned American historian George Marsden illuminates the landscape with wisdom from one such mentor: Jonathan Edwards. Drawing on his deep expertise on Edwards and American culture, Marsden explains where Edwards stood within his historical context and sets forth key points of his complex thought. By also considering Benjamin Franklin and George Whitefield, two of Edwards's most influential contemporaries, Marsden unpacks the competing cultural and religious impulses that have shaped our times. In contrast, Edwards offered us an exhilarating view of the centrality of God's beauty and love. Christians' love for God, he taught, can be the guiding love of our lives, opening us to transformative joy and orienting all our lesser loves. There is an infinite fullness of all possible good in God, a fullness of every perfection, of all excellency and beauty, and of infinite happiness, wrote Edwards. This infinite fountain of light should, diffusing its excellent fullness, pour forth light all around. With Marsden's guidance, listeners will discover how Edwards's insights can renew our own vision of the divine, of creation, and of ourselves.

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  • Jordan Jones
  • 2023-07-06

An Always Relevant Teaching

This is a great book for any Christian, but especially any who have a respect for history and what we can learn from those who have lived before us. Particularly valuable is the explanation of beauty in the world as an expression and sign of the love of God. This teaching has the potential to be paradigm shifting for those who tend to feel disenchanted with a cold, mechanical and meaningless world. This book invites you to see the miracle of God all around us, appreciate the provision and miraculous that surrounds us every day.

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