Person:Jonathan Edwards (7)

Theologian Jonathan Edwards
  1. Elizabeth Edwards1697 - 1733
  2. Theologian Jonathan Edwards1703 - 1758
m. 1727
  1. Esther Edwards1732 - 1758
  2. Mary Edwards1734 - 1807
  3. Jonathan Edwards1745 - 1801
  4. Pierpont Edwards1750 - 1826
Facts and Events
Name Theologian Jonathan Edwards
Gender Male
Birth[1] 5 Oct 1703 East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
Marriage 1727 to Sarah Hooker Pierpont
Death[1] 22 Mar 1758 Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey
Burial[2] Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States


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Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) 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. Edwards is well known for his many books, The End For Which God Created the World, The Life of David Brainerd, which served to inspire thousands of missionaries throughout the 19th century, and Religious Affections, which many Reformed Evangelicals still read today. Edwards died from a smallpox inoculation shortly after beginning the presidency at the College of New Jersey (Princeton). He was the grandfather of Aaron Burr,[1] third Vice President of the United States.

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References
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  2. Jonathan Edwards, in Find A Grave.
  3.   Rev Jonathan Edwards, in Find A Grave.

    The monument in Northampton is a cenotaph only, his burial was at Princeton, New Jersey.