Biography of Jonathan Edwards


Edwards, Jonathan. Born at East Windsor, Connecticut, October 5, 1703. He was a celebrated metaphysician and divine of the Calvinistic school of theology. Jonathan Edwards is chiefly remembered as the author of a sermon entitled "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," though he was also the author of several other notable treatises, including on "The Freedom of the Will," "Religious Affections," and a "History of Redemption," which have been many times republished. At the time of his death, he had just been appointed to the presidency of Princeton College, New Jersey. As a preacher, Jonathan Edwards was especially famous, and according to some authorities, he ranks among the greatest luminaries of the Christian church. Died 1758.