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 the alien quality of Jonathan Edwards’ universe and its correspondence to our modern myths. Not only is reality an epic struggle between light and darkness, but even the particulars of creation spring to life and become players in this grand epic.

This video is the first of an eight part series that introduces the God-haunted world of the American theologian Jonathan Edwards and the devotional worldview contained in his notebook, “Images of Divine Things.”