Olaudah Equiano (c.1745 – 31 March1797), also known as Gustavus Vassa, was one of the most prominent people of African heritage involved in the British debate for the abolition of the slave trade. He wrote an autobiography that depicted the horrors of slavery and helped influence British lawmakers to abolish the slave trade in 1807
"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" was one of the most famous sermonspreached by Jonathan Edwards, a prominent CalvinistCongregationalminister, in Enfield, Connecticut, in 1741. It is frequently used in American high school and college English courses as an example of Puritan literature.
Deuteronomy 32:35 says.. "Their foot shall slide in due time," which was the main focus of the introduction of the sermon. As was customary in 18th-century New England, the sermon was printed and copies were distributed to a wide audience. It has proven to be an enduring expression of the revivalist Calvinist theology and preaching that was espoused by many prominent figures in the First Great Awakening.