Jonathan Edwards

RonPaulCurriculum History Essay Week 29

Jonathan Edwards was one of the preachers during the Great Awakening. Jonathan is considered by many to be America’s greatest theologian.

Jonathan Edwards was born in 1703, he was the son of a minister and a minister’s daughter. He was taught by his father and elder sisters, and applied in Yale Collage at the age of 13.

He was the top of his class, and became a tutor at Yale years later.

During his last year in college, he had a conversion, and when he converted he found it somewhat passionate and sweet, which changed his life.

Jonathan lived a strict life, he maintained a good balance with his eating and drinking, he made sure not to waste time, and kept a high moral standard.

In 1727, he was ordained as a minister in North Hampton, Massachusetts assisting his grandfather. Two years later he became a full-time minster, studying 13 hours a day.

In the same year he became minister, he married Sarah Piermont, Sarah was a lovely lady, and very loyal to the Lord. They had a happy marriage and together had 11 children.

In 1732, Jonathan preached a sermon in Boston about he absolute sovereignty of God. Then in 1733, a revival broke out to support this doctrine, and 300 new members joined the church.

In the later years of his life, Jonathan took in needy people, and preached to the Indians. Then in 1758, he took a vaccine for smallpox, and his body was weak already, and it unfortunately it killed him.

Jonathan’s life, work, dedication to his calling make him an inspiration today.


One thought on “Jonathan Edwards

  1. Hey! I think you did a really good job on your essay! I did have a hard time understanding why this man was important enough to write about. An introduction paragraph that gives a summary of his importance would help. Otherwise I think it’s very well written!


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