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Jonathan Edwards
b. October 5, 1703 – d. March 22, 1758 • Congregationalist • Philosopher • Theologian
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Edwards, Jonathan
Edwards, Jonathan (1703–58), American evangelical preacher and *Calvinist theologian. He was nurtured in the piety of New England *Puritanism and educated at the newly founded Yale College. After several years as a supply minister and tutor, he was ordained to the ministry of the *Congregational church
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
Edwards, Jonathan
Edwards, Jonathan (1703–1758)Prominent eighteenth century New England pastor, revivalist, and theologian. Edwards served as minister of the church of Northampton, Massachusetts (1729–50), missionary to Indians in Stockbridge (1751–57), and president of the College of New Jersey (January–March 1758).
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
Edwards, Jonathan
Edwards, Jonathan. Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) was a significant theologian-philosopher, revivalist, and pastor in early America. Son of a Congregational minister, Edwards was a classical apologist (see Classical Apologetics). After earning a bachelor’s degree at Yale (1720), he entered the ministry
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Edwards, Jonathan (1703–58)
Edwards, Jonathan (1703–58)In his dissertation On the Nature of True Virtue, written in 1755 but published posthumously in 1765, Jonathan Edwards defines God as ‘the Being of beings’, the one who, ‘as infinitely the greatest being … is allowed to be infinitely the most beautiful and excellent: and all
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Edwards, Jonathan
Edwards, Jonathan(1703–58). New England Puritanism never had a more able or eloquent spokesman, nor conservative Christianity in America a more articulate defender, than Jonathan Edwards. He is still considered one of the most brilliant theological minds ever produced in North America, and he was a
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Edwards, Jonathan
Edwards, Jonathan (1703–58). One of the most important North American theologians, pastors, philosophers, and educators during the English colonial period, and without a doubt one of the most significant figures in the Great Awakening of the eighteenth century. His writings are still influential in theology,
Edwards, Jonathan, Jr. (1745–1801)
Edwards, Jonathan, Jr. (1745–1801). Congregationalist minister, theologian, and president of Union College. He was the ninth son of Jonathan ⇒Edwards. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (Princeton) in 1765 and then studied theology for an additional year. In 1766 he returned to Princeton as
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Edwards, Jonathan
Edwards, JonathanJonathan Edwards (1703–1758) was one of the finest minds in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America, accredited also with playing a leading part in the Great Awakening revival. Born in Connecticut, he entered Yale at thirteen, graduated in 1720, and took a master’s degree at twenty.
Pocket Dictionary of Church History: Over 300 Terms Clearly and Concisely Defined
Edwards, Jonathan
Edwards, Jonathan (1703–1758). Puritan Congregationalist pastor, revivalist and theologian, Edwards was one of the most influential thinkers of colonial America. A child prodigy, Edwards was awarded both a B.A. and an M.A. from Yale University before joining his grandfather, Solomon *Stoddard, in pastoring
Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition
Edwards, Jonathan
Edwards, Jonathan (1703–1758). An American theologian who was a driving force behind the First *Great Awakening in the 1740s and whose writings display deep sympathy with *Calvinist convictions. After graduating from Yale in 1726, he became a pastor in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he remained until
131 Christians Everyone Should Know
Jonathan Edwards
TheologiansJonathan EdwardsAmerica’s greatest theologian“[I wish] to lie low before God, as in the dust; that I might be nothing, and that God might be all, that I might become as a little child.”At age 14, Jonathan Edwards, already a student at Yale, read philosopher John Locke with more
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Edwards, Jonathan
Edwards, Jonathan (1703–58). A Congregational minister who produced one of the most thorough and compelling bodies of theological writing in American history. Edwards, the son of a Congregational minister, entered the ministry in 1726 after a bachelor’s degree at Yale, further independent study, and
Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards. Edwards labored to explain and defend the colonial Great Awakening as a real work of God. In the process he provided an interpretation of Calvinism that influenced American religious life for over a century.Edwards’s treatment in the Freedom of the Will (1754) presented Augustinian
The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia
Political Thought
Political ThoughtEarly scholars of Jonathan Edwards mistakenly argued that Edwards was a theologian who was uninterested in politics. More recent studies have discovered an Edwards who not only was deeply interested in political developments and issues, but also preached on them. In fact, Edwards used
Works of Jonathan Edwards, The
Works of Jonathan Edwards, The (Yale Edition)The Yale Edition of The Works of Jonathan Edwards comprises the most extensive collection of Edwards’s writings to be printed to date, in a scholarly and critical edition, which has been compared with his original manuscripts, and heavily annotated. Consisting