Grass, Flowers, Shrubs, and Trees

In “Image” no. 13, Edwards sees the beauty and benevolence of Creator God and his Spirit and profound typological significance in grass and other flora: “Thus I believe the grass and other vegetables growing and flourishing, looking green and pleasant, as it were rejoicing, blossoming and bearing fruit from the influences of the heavens, the rain and wind, and light and heat of the sun,

Edwardsean Natural Theology

Alister McGrath notes Edwards as an example of a theologian who employs “affective imagination” in a correlation of doctrine and natural theology: “… Edwards … perhaps America’s greatest Christian …

Part 1, Introduction

Jonathan Edwards’ biographer, George Marsden, observes that, “Edwards’ universe was similar to that of many of our own moral tales, from Star Wars and Lord of the Rings to countless lesser entertainments.” Marsden highlights …