With the end of a busy fall semester, life is entering into a new stage. On December 1, I celebrated the first year anniversary of owning my first home and on the same day received an offer from Cascade Books to publish my book “Becoming Divine: Jonathan Edwards’s Incarnational Spirituality within the Christian Tradition,” which looks at the historical and intellectual trajectories that inform Jonathan Edwards’s 18th-century ideas of deification and incarnation. Edwards, whether he knew it or not, participated in a ancient Christian theology that I believe makes him a candidate for Christian ecumenical discussion.
More on that later.
The contract should arrive within 2 weeks, but I’m eager to see this book, which began in research form in 2001—but has been in constant construction to the present—make its way to print ten years later in 2011. Next year is the last year of my thirties (I’m still in mourning on this one) and so it is appropriate that I mark the year with the biggest book project I’ve done to date (and this beats the heavy work I had to do for all 5 vols. of my YA History Lives series).
I’m looking forward to promoting this book. For those interested in discussion of 18th-century American religious history, I believe this book will have something to offer. Return here for more as publication unfolds.