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Recommendations for GOD-HAUNTED WORLD (2015):

Douglas A. Sweeney
Jonathan Edwards Center, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“Boss is right about this. I recommend his book to everyone who is interested in typology and/or Edwards’ radically theocentric vision of the cosmos.”

Kenneth P. Minkema
Jonathan Edwards Center, Yale University
“… a truly innovative approach to Edwards that beckons to the poetic.”

Stephen G. Dempster
—Professor of Religious Studies, Crandall University
“A provocative presentation of a neglected part of Jonathan Edwards’ theology … The universe has not only been created by God, it is literally kept by the power of God every nanosecond and it scintillates with revelation and insight for those who have eyes to see. It is a place where there is no mute fact—everything, from insects to elephants, from molecules to mountains, has a story to tell … Boss makes a compelling case for a renewed appreciation of our natural world.”


Douglas A. Sweeney
Jonathan Edwards Center, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“A product of the innovative Jonathan Edwards Society, a brainchild of this volume’s co-editor, Robert Boss (, the book is beautifully designed, replete with 19 different figures (i.e. illustrations), and features a wide range of topics in Edwards studies. My favorites were the essays by Sarah Boss, Rob’s daughter and a recent college graduate, who contributed a lovely piece on “Edwards and Thoreau: Typologies of Lakes”; and Chris Woznicki, the son of immigrants from Poland and Guatemala, who asks a question based on the work of Robert Jenson (a well-known Lutheran theologian), “Jonathan Edwards: America’s Theologian? A Latino Evaluation of Jonathan Edwards’s Harmartiology.” Other readers will surely find different chapters to love.”
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