David B. Pettett, Samuel Marsden. Preacher, Pastor, Magistrate & Missionary

David Pettett provides a new and welcome contribution to understanding Rev Samuel Marsden, a colourful figure already of interest to Australian historians. Under the fresh illumination provided by Marsden’s surviving sermons, Pettett retells his story. Although well aware of Marsden’s human faults, this interesting, brief account not only corrects previous errors, but also shows a man dedicated to the service of Jesus Christ for the benefit of early Australasia.

for an interview with David about this volume (28 August 2016):