Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards’ Famous Sermon – Today in History: July 8

July 8, 2017

On July 8, 1741, theologian Jonathan Edwards spoke the words of the sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Belief, Enfield, Jonathan Edwards

Henry Augustus Loop, Jonathan Edwards

Connecticut Origins Shape New Light Luminary Jonathan Edwards

October 5, 2016

Arguably one of the most significant religious figures in US history, this theologian, philosopher, pastor, revivalist, educator, and missionary spent his formative years in the Nutmeg state. …[more]

Categories: Belief, Bolton, Education, Jonathan Edwards, South Windsor

Timothy Dwight Provides Religious, Military, and Educational Services for a Young Country

October 11, 2015

Timothy Dwight was an influential preacher, poet, and educator who served as a chaplain during the Revolutionary War and later as the president of Yale College. …[more]

Categories: Cornwall, Education, Fairfield, Jonathan Edwards, Literature, New Haven, Redding, Timothy Dwight, Watertown

The Importance of Being Puritan: Church and State in Colonial Connecticut

September 2, 2015

In the sixteenth century, Connecticut Protestants wanted to cleanse the church of what they saw as corruption, and to return to the simplicity and purity of early Christian worship.  …[more]

Categories: Belief, Colonization and Settlement, Hartford, John Davenport, Jonathan Edwards, Jonathan Trumbull, New Haven, New London, Old Saybrook, The State, Thomas Hooker, Wethersfield, Windsor

Joseph Bellamy Monument

Hidden Nearby: Bethlehem’s Joseph Bellamy Monument

December 30, 2013

This leading pastor and theologian promoted New Light Congregationalism is the 1700s.  …[more]

Categories: Belief, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Jonathan Edwards

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