#1057 Overall Influence

Jonathan Edwards

Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian

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Jonathan Edwards was an American revivalist preacher, philosopher and Congregationalist theologian. Edwards is widely regarded as one of America's most important and original philosophical theologians. Edwards' theological work is broad in scope, but rooted in the pedobaptist Puritan heritage as exemplified in the Westminster and Savoy Confessions of Faith. Recent studies have emphasized how thoroughly Edwards grounded his life's work on conceptions of beauty, harmony, and ethical fittingness, and how central The Enlightenment was to his mindset. Edwards played a critical role in shaping the First Great Awakening, and oversaw some of the first revivals in 1733–35 at his church in Northampton, Massachusetts. His theological work gave rise to a distinct school of theology known as the New England theology.

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Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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#44 World Rank
Religious Studies
#701 World Rank
Philosophy
#810 World Rank
Literature