Jonathan Edwards Biography

Jonathan Edwards was a Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian. Edwards "is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian," and one of America's greatest intellectuals. Edwards's theological work is broad in scope, but he was rooted in Reformed theology, the metaphysics of theological determinism, and the Puritan heritage. Recent studies have emphasized how thoroughly Edwards grounded his life's work on conceptions of beauty, harmony, and ethical fittingness, and how central The Enlightenment was to his mindset. Edwards played a critical role in shaping the First Great Awakening, and oversaw some of the first revivals in 1733–35 at his church in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Edwards delivered the sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God", a classic of early American literature, during another revival in 1741, following George Whitefield's tour of the Thirteen Colonies. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Jonathan Edwards
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Writer, Philosopher, Pastor, Missionary, Theologian, Preacher
Date of Birth:
October 5, 1703
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
March 22, 1758
Age at Death:
54
Cause of Death:
Smallpox
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