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The Life and Work of

Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards is quite famous for his sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," which was read rather than "delivered" to an attentive congregation that was moaning and groaning as if in despair.

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Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards was a philosopher, teacher, theologian and preacher, most famous for his sermon during the Great Awakening, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." Attending Yale at the age of 13, he is generally considered America's greatest intellectual of the 18th century. Many of his ideas were based on Enlightenment thinking, but grounded in the Bible and Christian doctrine. He was the President of Princeton University but died from a small pox vaccination shortly after taking the post.


Listen to his most famous sermon by clicking on the hyperlink on the right.

10-6-10 Sinners in Hands of Angry GodJonathan Edwards
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