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Jonathan Edwards
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Born (1703-10-05)October 5, 1703
Died March 22, 1758(1758-03-22) (aged 54)
Residence New England
Nationality American
Alma mater Yale University
Occupation Pastor, theologian, missionary
Notable work
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,
Spouse(s) Sarah Pierpont
Children Sarah, Jerusha, Esther, Mary, Lucy, Timothy, Susannah, Eunice, Jonathan, Elizabeth, and Pierpont
Theological work
Era Colonial Period
Language English
Tradition or movement Evangelical Reformed (Puritan)
Main interests Revivalism
Signature
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Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) was a colonial American preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. He was one of the most important people in the Great Awakening, a religious movement in the United States. He preached a sermon called "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God".

Edwards died from a smallpox inoculation shortly after beginning the presidency at the College of New Jersey (Princeton). He was the grandfather of Aaron Burr, third Vice President of the United States.

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