Jonathan Edwards By Daniel Seamands

Jonathan Edwards was born on October 5th, 1703 in East Windsor, Connecticut to Timothy, a pastor and Esther Edwards. He was the fifth child and only boy out of 11 other siblings.

Edwards grew up in an atmosphere of puritan society, affection, and learning. He was homeschooled, and studied science.

Edwards entered Yale university at 13 years old. He graduated in 1720, and was a New York pastorate from 1722 to 1723. He received his MA in 1727 and he was a tutor at Yale from 1724 until 1726.

He married Sarah Pierrepont. To them were born 11 children. He was a pastorate at Northampton and Stockbridge.

Edwards started out as a regular preacher, but soon his sermons began revival outbreaks. He kept note of this in his book, "A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God".

Edwards did his work as a preacher during a period of American History called the Great Awakening.

Edwards left a long legacy when he died on March 22, 1758 in Princeton, New Jersey. One of his best sermons was called, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Bible verse: Mark 16:15 : Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation

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Lovelace, Richard, and Elisabeth S. Dodds. "Jonathan Edwards." Christian History | Learn the History of Christianity & the Church. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2017.

"Read and Study the Bible Online - Search, Find Verses." Bible Study Tools. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2017.

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