Tuesday Truth ~ Jonathan Edwards

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Jonathan Edwards was a Puritan pastor of the 1700’s who still impacts the Christian culture of today. God used the sermons of Edwards to spark the awakening of people’s lives in Christ. He would die in 1758 shortly after becoming president of the College of New Jersey (today known as Princeton University) from the smallpox vaccination, which he took in order to show the students it was safe.

To learn more about Jonathan Edwards, I would suggest first, Jonathan Edwards: A Life by George Marsden and second, The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards by Steve Lawson.

To read some of the works of Jonathan Edwards, begin with Religious Affections or you can get his complete works here.