Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Edmund S. Morgan Remembered

The great historian Edmund S. Morgan died last night at age 97. My favorite book by him is his biography of former Yale College president Ezra Stiles, The Gentle Puritan.

I remember auditing a summer course at Regent College with George Marsden a few years ago and talking with him about Morgan's wonderful biography of Stiles. Marsden informed me that he once served as a TA for Morgan as a graduate student at Yale, and later wrote Morgan a note expressing his admiration of how The Gentle Puritan provided a model for how to write Jonathan Edwards: A Life.

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