Jonathan Edwards

1703 - 1758

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Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) was an American revivalist preacher, philosopher, and Congregationalist theologian. Edwards is widely regarded as one of America's most important and original philosophical theologians. Edwards' theological work is broad in scope, but rooted in the pedobaptist (baptism of infants) Puritan heritage as exemplified in the Westminster and Savoy Confessions of Faith. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jonathan Edwards has received more than 119,336 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Jonathan Edwards is the 510th most popular philosopher (down from 479th in 2019), the 1,676th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,447th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Jonathan Edwards ranks 510 out of 1,089Before him are Zoilus, Abu Yusuf, Yi Hwang, Ge Hong, Lev Gumilyov, and Georg Henrik von Wright. After him are Harriet Taylor Mill, Pietro d'Abano, Crates of Mallus, Ludwig Büchner, Murray Bookchin, and Huiyuan.

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Among people born in 1703, Jonathan Edwards ranks 6Before him are François Boucher, Marie Leszczyńska, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, John Wesley, and Louis, Duke of Orléans. After him are Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Baden-Durlach, Shah Waliullah Dehlawi, Aleksei Chirikov, Johann Gottlieb Graun, Vasily Trediakovsky, and Mary Toft. Among people deceased in 1758, Jonathan Edwards ranks 7Before him are Pope Benedict XIV, Barbara of Portugal, Hans Egede, Prince Augustus William of Prussia, Pierre Bouguer, and Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth. After him are Senesino, Johann Friedrich Fasch, Antoine de Jussieu, Johan Helmich Roman, Lorenz Heister, and Johann Baptist Zimmermann.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jonathan Edwards ranks 1,676 out of 15,968Before him are McCoy Tyner (1938), W. I. Thomas (1863), Jack Kevorkian (1928), Joseph Nye (1937), Connie Francis (1938), and Richard Jordan Gatling (1818). After him are Annette Bening (1958), George Whipple (1878), Stanley Tucci (1960), Lou Ferrigno (1951), Joan Rivers (1933), and Dickinson W. Richards (1895).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Jonathan Edwards ranks 14Before him are Ronald Dworkin (1931), Richard Rorty (1931), Daniel Dennett (1942), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Nelson Goodman (1906), and Kenneth Waltz (1924). After him are Murray Bookchin (1921), Mary Parker Follett (1868), Martha Nussbaum (1947), Saul Kripke (1940), Arthur Danto (1924), and Tom Regan (1938).