Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) is widely regarded not only as America’s greatest theologian and philosopher, but also as one of her greatest preachers. It is a remarkable fact that his preaching has been somewhat neglected, both in academic circles and in the Reformed churches. Dr Carrick demonstrates that Edwards was preaching and writing at a unique moment in history when the Puritan spirit and the spirit of the Enlightenment intersected. The author’s main focus is primarily homiletical; but interwoven are theological, philosophical, historical, and biographical strands. Carrick does not shrink from sounding a note of critique at certain points and he warns against the danger of imitating the New England preacher. ‘Iron sharpens iron’; and the iron of Edwards’ marvelous expositions and applications is sure to sharpen the minds and souls of all those who study them carefully.