Jonathan Edwards (Spiritual Leaders and Thinkers) By Samuel Willard Crompton
English | 2004 | 124 Pages | ISBN: 0791081036 | PDF | 4 MB
Jonathan Edwards was at home in East Windsor during the summer of 1723. Although a few weeks shy of his twentieth birthday, he had been selected to give the graduation oration at Yale College that fall, and he anxiously prepared and honed his speech-making skills. At the same time, he made entries into his diary that suggest he was rapidly working to improve himself in other ways as well:
Resolved, Whenever I hear any thing spoken in commendation of any person, if I think it would be praiseworthy in me, that I will endeavor to imitate it. July 8, 1723.