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Jonathan Edwards

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Speaker of the [[Great Awakening]] and author of the famous sermon "[[Sinners in the hands of an angry God]]," Jonathan Edwards (1703 – 1758 AD) was an early American Congregationalist preacher. He graduated first in his class from Yale University, and was serving as the president of Princeton University when he received the [[smallpox innoculation]], having been assured it would be safe. It However, like today's vaccines, it was very dangerous and killed him.
His inspiring preaching helped start the [[Great Awakening]], which became a huge religious revival that helped unite the colonies prior to the American Revolution. [[Benjamin Franklin]] wrote about this revival:<ref></ref>