Jonathan Edwards T-Shirt | PURITAN Collection
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Edwards was born in 1703 to a Harvard-educated minister and a deeply pious mother. An intelligent child, at thirteen he wrote an essay on the behavior of the Balloon Spider that was well regarded even after scientists began studying this species two hundred years later. While he was a student at Yale University, Edwards devoured the writings of John Locke, one of the greatest English philosophers who ever lived.
At the age of 26, Edwards was ordained to be the assistant pastor at a Congregational church in North Hampton, Massachusetts. It was at this church in the years 1734–35 that revival broke out. It soon spread throughout the northeast and resulted in the moral, religious, and political transformation of society.
After twenty-three years, Edwards was ousted by his congregation largely due to unsubstantiated rumors. Though these rumors were later demonstrated to be lies, Edwards did not return to the church but instead served as a missionary to the American Indians for eight years. Edwards died in 1758 as the result of a smallpox inoculation, but it was not before he composed a number of works that continue to have a tremendous theological impact on the church.
"Samuel Davies referred to Edwards as 'the profoundest reasoner, and the greatest divine...that America ever produced.' Though Edwards was extremely gifted intellectually, John De Witt contends that 'he was greatest in his attribute of regnant, permeating, irradiating spirituality.'"
- from "To God’s Glory: Lessons on Puritanism" by Joel R. Beeke and Nicholas J. Thompson
• Printed on Bella + Canvas tees
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
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