Religious Revival & founding of Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Rutgers, Brown – Jonathan Edwards’ sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”
He entered Yale College at age 13 and graduated with honors.
He became a pastor, and his sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God,” started The Great Awakening Revival. His name was Jonathan Edwards, born OCTOBER 5, 1703.
The Great Awakening Revival can be traced back to revivals in Scotland.
Scottish minister William Tennent migrated to Pennsylvania in 1718 and together with his son Gilbert Tennent began the Log College in 1726. It was the first American Presbyterian theological seminary in North America, which led to the formation of the College of New Jersey. Rev. Samuel Finley was trustee of the College of New Jersey, which became Princeton University.
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