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Jonathan Edwards

(1703—1758) theologian and philosopher

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Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr  

(1756–1836)US Democratic Republican statesman. After losing the presidential election to Jefferson in 1800, Burr was elected Vice-President. He was defeated in the contest for the governorship of New ...
autobiography

autobiography  

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In its modern form, may be taken as writing that purposefully and self‐consciously provides an account of the author's life and incorporates feeling and introspection as well as empirical detail. In ...
Calvinism

Calvinism  

The Protestant theological system of the French Protestant theologian and reformer John Calvin (1509–64) and his successors, which develops Luther's doctrine of justification by faith alone into an ...
Colonialism

Colonialism  

[CP]A general term referring to the period c.ad 550–900 in North America, being one of the five main cultural‐historical stages defined for the archaeology of southwestern parts of the USA. ...
Cotton Mather

Cotton Mather  

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(1663–1728)American Puritan clergyman. The son of Increase Mather, he became his father's clerical colleague in 1685. Immensely learned, often pedantic, he published nearly 500 works on theology, ...
enthusiasm

enthusiasm  

Term used pejoratively, especially in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, for irrational and disturbed states of religious fervour, especially as found among Puritans, evangelicals, and ...
evangelical revival

evangelical revival  

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A Protestant movement in the late 18th and 19th centuries, which included ‘Low Church’ members of the Church of England and most of the Nonconformist sects, and which emphasized salvation by faith ...
Freedom of Will

Freedom of Will  

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Treatise by Jonathan Edwards, published in 1754. The full title is A Careful and Strict Enquiry into the Modern Prevailing Notions, of that Freedom of Will which is supposed to be Essential to Moral ...
Great Awakening

Great Awakening  

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An American revivalist movement, which was a response to the growing formalism of early 18th-century American Christianity. Though revivals began in New Jersey in 1719, the preaching of the Puritan ...
Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts  

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(1674–1748),became a minister, but was forced into early retirement by ill health. He published four collections of verse, Horae Lyricae (1706), Hymns and Spiritual Songs (1707), Divine Songs for the ...
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puritan

puritan  

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A member of the more extreme English Protestants who were dissatisfied with the Anglican settlement and sought a further purification of the English Church from Roman Catholic elements. Their ...
revivalism

revivalism  

A type of religious worship and practice centring on evangelical revivals, or outbursts of mass religious fervour, and stimulated by intensive preaching and prayer meetings.
Samuel Hopkins

Samuel Hopkins  

(1721–1803), New England Congregational minister. The son of Timothy and Mary Judd Hopkins, Hopkins was born near Waterbury, Connecticut. His parents had intended almost from the first to educate and ...
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God  

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Sermon by Jonathan Edwards, delivered in 1741 at Enfield, Mass., and published the same year. This fervid, imprecatory sermon was his most famous single contribution to the exposition of God's ...

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