Jonathan Edwards is primarily remembered today as a gifted and influential theologian. But in eighteenth-century America, his preaching resounded from pulpits throughout New England, sparking the flame of revival that became the "Great Awakening." As the fame of this Puritan pastor and preacher of revival spread far and wide, his sermons galvanized many of his listeners into re-examining their lives and faith.
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) served a pastor of the Congregational Church in Northampton, Massachusetts for over twenty years. He also served as a missionary to Native Americans and he was called to be president of the College of New Jersey (Princeton) just prior to his untimely death.