Person:Jonathan Edwards (7)

Theologian Jonathan Edwards
  1. Esther Edwards1695 - 1766
  2. Elizabeth Edwards1697 - 1733
  3. Theologian Jonathan Edwards1703 - 1758
  4. Hannah Edwards1712/13 - 1773
  5. Martha Edwards1718 - 1794
m. 1727
  1. Jerusha Edwards1730 - 1747/48
  2. Esther Edwards1732 - 1758
  3. Mary Edwards1734 - 1807
  4. Jonathan Edwards1745 - 1801
  5. 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
Reference Number? Q313073?

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Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) was an American revivalist preacher, philosopher, and Congregationalist theologian. Edwards is widely regarded as one of America's most important and original philosophical theologians. Edwards' theological work is broad in scope, but rooted in the pedobaptist (baptism of infants) Puritan heritage as exemplified in the Westminster and Savoy Confessions of Faith. 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. His theological work gave rise to a distinct school of theology known as New England theology.

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 inspired thousands of missionaries throughout the 19th century, and Religious Affections, which many Calvinist Evangelicals still read today.

Edwards died from a smallpox inoculation shortly after beginning the presidency at the College of New Jersey in Princeton.

He was the grandfather of Aaron Burr,[1] the third United States vice president.

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  3.   Rev Jonathan Edwards, in Find A Grave.

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