David Brainerd, (April 20, 1718 – October 9, 1747) was an American missionary to the Native Americans. Open air preaching or street preaching is the act of publicly proclaiming a religious message to crowds of people in open places Events 1303 - The University of Rome La Sapienza is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII. Year 1718 ( MDCCXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Year 1747 ( MDCCXLVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A missionary is a member of a Religion who works to convert those who do not share the missionary's faith someone who proselytizes. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States
Brainerd was born in Haddam, Connecticut. Haddam is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. He was orphaned at fourteen and had an experience that intensified his dedication to Christianity at age 21 in 1739. Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings Shortly after, he enrolled at Yale, but was expelled his junior year for saying of a college tutor, "He has no more grace than this chair. Expulsion at a School or University is defined as removing a student from the institution for violating rules or Honor codes. ," And refusing to publicly apologize. The episode grieved Brainerd, but some two months later, on his 24th birthday, he wrote in his journal, ". . . I hardly ever so longed to live to God and to be altogether devoted to Him; I wanted to wear out my life in his service and for his glory …"
The University later named a building after Brainerd (Brainerd Hall at Yale Divinity School), the only building on the Yale University campus to be named after a student who was expelled. Yale Divinity School is a professional school at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut, U
He then prepared for the ministry, being licensed to preach in 1742, and early in 1743 decided to devote himself to missionary work among the Native Americans. Supported by the Scottish "Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge," he worked first at Kaunaumeek, an Indian settlement about 20 miles from Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and subsequently, until his death, among the Delaware Indians in Pennsylvania (near Easton) and New Jersey (near Cranbury). The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (earlier known as the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge and more commonly known as SPCK) is the oldest Anglican Stockbridge is a town in Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts. The shannon (later named Delaware Indians by Europeans were in the 17th century organized bands of Native American peoples with shared cultural and linguistic The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern Easton is a city in Northampton County, in the eastern region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. His heroic and self-denying labors, both for the spiritual and for the temporal welfare of the Indians, wore out a naturally feeble constitution, and on October 19, 1747 he died at the house of his friend, Jonathan Edwards, in Northampton, Massachusetts. Events 202 BCE - The Battle of Zama results in the defeat of Carthage and Hannibal. Year 1747 ( MDCCXLVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a This article is about the theologian (b 1703 for other uses of Jonathan Edwards see Jonathan Edwards. Northampton is a city in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. Brainerd is believed to have died of tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus or T u' b' erculosis Bacillus --> is a common
He made only a handful of converts, but became widely known in the 1800s due to books about him.  His Journal was published in two parts in 1746 by the Scottish Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; and in 1749, at Boston, Jonathan Edwards published An Account of the Life of the Late Rev. David Brainerd, chiefly taken from his own Diary and other Private Writings, which has become a missionary classic. A missionary is a member of a Religion who works to convert those who do not share the missionary's faith someone who proselytizes. A new edition, with the Journal and Brainerd's letters embodied, was published by Sereno E. Dwight at New Haven in 1822; and in 1884 was published what is substantially another edition, The Memoirs of David Brainerd, edited by James M Sherwood. Sereno Edwards Dwight ( May 18, 1786 - November 30, 1850) was an American author educator and Congregationalist minister Brainerd's writings contain substantial meditation on the nature of the illness that eventually led to his death and its relation to his ties with God. God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity.