Edwards was not a prude, a stiff, a softie. He is often mischaracterized as a mean-spirited and spewing brimstone. The reality is that his sermons and life were overflowing with the words joy, pleasure, delight, and enjoyment and often they referred to the hear and now.
I think Marsden treated Edwards pretty fairly. He has his warts, but most common conceptions of him are wrong. This is a big book, but it will enrich you, because you can’t spend hardly any time studying Edwards, without learning to hope in God.
Edwards stands on one of the very tippy-top rungs of the Church history ladder. He is recent and he is knowable. Here is where you can find out. Come see how wrong you were.
Give a hoot. Don’t miss any of them. Here are the others.