Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) was an American revivalist preacher and theologian who was one of the most important figures in American colonial history. Born in East Windsor, Connecticut, Edwards was a pastor and scholar who was known for his powerful preaching and revival efforts. His revival campaigns, most famously the "Great Awakening" revival of the 1730s and 1740s, brought thousands of people to faith in Jesus Christ and transformed the religious landscape of America. Edwards was also a prominent theologian and was one of the leaders of the "New Light" Calvinist movement, which emphasized the importance of a personal experience of conversion and the role of the Holy Spirit in the Christian life. Edwards is remembered as one of the greatest American preachers of all time and his legacy continues to inspire new generations of Christians today.