The Jonathan Edwards Center at TEDS is pleased to announce its first lecture in the “Jonathan Edwards and the Church” series. George Marsden, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History Emeritus at University of Notre Dame, will be giving a lecture on Edwards and beauty.

The lecture will be on November 3, 2010 at 1pm at the ATO chapel on the campus of TEDS; it is free and all are welcome.

Pastor Colin Smith of the Orchard Evangelical Free Church (Arlington Heights, IL) will be responding to Dr. Marsden’s lecture.

This lecture series is co-sponsored with the Henry Center for Theological Understanding.

Jonathan Edwards for the Twenty-first Century

Abstract: What are the most helpful insights that we can gain from Jonathan Edwards’s theology today? This lecture uses the contrast between Benjamin Franklin and Jonathan Edwards in the eighteenth century to reflect on some of the most characteristic traits of later American culture to which Edwards’s “theology of active beauty” provides particularly helpful alternatives.

Tags: active beauty, beauty, benjamin franklin, eighteenth century, george marsden, jonathan edwards

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