Visual Theology: Edwards and Natural Types & Spiritual Antitypes

Dr. Rob Boss has been treating readers of and the rest of the internet to some of the most visually stunning info-graphic-style videos on Jonathan Edwards’s typology. Having done much of his work on Edwards’s views of typology by studying Images of Divine Things, Boss attempts to help Edwards scholars make the connections between what the Northampton Puritan saw in the natural world with what he believed to be reality in the spiritual world.

[See also our interview with Dr. Boss on his “Elemental Theology” here]. 

Each of the videos is short: just 30 seconds long or so, and follows the route that Edwards takes mentally in connecting natural types with their spiritual fulfillment:

Fleece of Sheep:

Climbing Mountains:

Rivers and Streams:


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