Since we have gone two days with the Native American / Indigenous Theologians. Why not share a little bit from the colonial era leaders.
Jonathan Edwards – Christ, Example of Ministers
Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 March 22, 1758) was a colonial American Congregational preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. Edwards is widely acknowledged to be America’s most important and original philosophical theologian, and one of America’s greatest intellectuals. Edwards’ theological work is very broad in scope, but he is often associated with his defense of Reformed theology, the metaphysics of theological determinism, and the Puritan heritage. Edwards played a critical role in shaping the First Great Awakening, and oversaw some of the first fires of revival in 1733-1735 at his church in Northampton, Massachusetts