The Jonathan Edwards Center is pleased to announce that George Marsden’s recent Jonathan Edwards for the Twenty-First Century lecture and Q&A session are now posted free of charge. This lecture is part of the ongoing Jonathan Edwards and the Church lecture series, which is co-sponsored with the Henry Center for Theological Understanding.
Pastor Colin Smith of the Orchard Evangelical Free Church (Arlington Heights, IL) responded to Dr. Marsden’s lecture.
November 3, 2010 | George Marsden | University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN “Jonathan Edwards for the Twenty-First Century” (1pm in ATO chapel at TEDS)
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.