Thunder God, Wonder God

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Praise for this Work

“Although scholars have long known about Jonathan Edwards’ fascination with signs, symbols, types, and emblems, Robert Boss’s study goes well beyond what others have done before. His wide-ranging comparison of Edwards with other figures of the period, but especially his exhaustive catalog of images (“emblems”) in nature from which Edwards drew deep spiritual meaning, adds significantly to understanding Edwards. The book also suggests how Edwards’ use of emblems could aid contemporary believers in finding more riches in Scripture as well as seeing more of Providence in the natural world.”

MARK A. NOLL, author of The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys

“Rob Boss has done it again. This is a marvelous introduction to Edwards’ typological vision. Enchanting indeed.”

DOUGLAS A. SWEENEY, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

“This is a deeply fascinating book which demonstrates how out of touch we moderns are with Edwards’s God-centered vision of the world. Boss takes us deep into Edwards’s typological and emblematic interpretation of nature, giving us both a rich scholarly study as well as a ’how to’ manual packed with visuals designed to stir our theological imagination in Edwardsean ways. Many thanks to Rob Boss for pointing us back to Edwards’s God-infused vision of interpreting the natural world!”

ROBERT W. CALDWELL III, Professor of Church History, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Rob Boss’s clear and concise writing, combined with his deep knowledge of the subject matter, makes this book a must-read for anyone seriously interested in understanding the thought of one of America’s most important religious thinkers. He masterfully unfolds an intelligible understanding of Jonathan Edwards’ emblematic vision. Any pastor, theologian, or Christian serious about reaching this generation must take the time to digest and understand this brilliant work. This writing ignites hope in a world that feigns hopelessness.”

MARTY MARTIN, Lead Pastor Northstar Church, Panama City, FL