Born today was Jonathan Edwards
Who preached hellfire and often said words
With such power that when he spake
He moved great numbers to awake.
"Jonathan Edwards was a key American revivalist during the Great Awakening[1730s to 1743] who preached for close to ten years in New England. He emphasized a personal approach to religion. He also bucked the puritan tradition and called for unity amongst all Christians as opposed to intolerance. His most famous sermon was "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," delivered in 1741. In this sermon he explained that salvation was a direct result from God and could not be attained by human works as the Puritans preached." [About.com]