David Brainerd: Missionary to the American Indians
One of the most influential and yet little known figures of eighteenth-century American evangelicalism. Filmed at historical locations throughout the northeastern U.S., David Brainerd: Missionary to the American Indians tells the story of the visionary eighteenth-century missionary whose efforts led to spiritual revival amongst native tribes and inspired generations of Christian leaders to follow in his footsteps. Among the most notable figures influenced by Brainerd was Jonathan Edwards, a key Great Awakening leader who subsequently published Brainerd’s diaries. The documentary features stunning photography and evocative reenactment scenes as well as insightful commentary by experts including John A. Grigg, University of Nebraska - Omaha; Richard Pointer, Westmont College; Linford Fisher, Brown University; and author Brian H. Cosby.