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Archive for March, 2012

Mark Rogers (TEDS) in the “New Directions in Edwards Studies” lecture series

Title: “An Edwardsian Second Great Awakening?: The Revival Ministry of Edward Dorr Griffin”

Where: Hinkson Hall on the campus of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

An Edwardsian Second Great Awakening?: The Revival Ministry of Edward Dorr Griffin

The First and Second Great Awakenings are commonly contrasted, pitting Jonathan Edwards’ revival leadership and theology against that of frontier camp meetings and Finneyite New Measures. In this story of contrast and discontinuity, Edwards’ impact on the Second Great Awakening has been neglected. As a result, Edward Dorr Griffin, one of the most prominent and influential leaders of the Second Awakening has been forgotten. This lecture will outline Griffin’s revival leadership and demonstrate the ways in which Jonathan Edwards shaped his ministry, the revivals he led, and large portions of the Second Great Awakening.

News Alert: On July 11, 2012, Jonathan Edwards Arrives in Heidelberg, Germany

These are very exciting times in Heidelberg, Germany; Jonathan Edwards now has a German accent …

The official inauguration of the Jonathan Edwards Center Germany is on July 11, 2012. See the announcement here.

A few of the highlights:

1. Kenneth P. Minkema (Yale Divinity School) and Jan Stievermann (Universität Heidelberg)

Presentation: “What is the Jonathan Edwards Center?”

When: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 6:45-7:15pm

Location: Heidelberg Center for American Studies (Atrium)

2. Peter J. Thuesen, Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Keynote address: “Jonathan Edwards and the Transatlantic World of Books”

When: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 7:15-8:15pm

Location: Heidelberg Center for American Studies (Atrium)

3. Symposium: “New Avenues in Jonathan Edwards Studies and Eighteenth-Century Religious History”

When: Thursday, July 12, 2012

Location: Heidelberg Center for American Studies (Stucco)

— Hermann Wellenreuther (Universität Göttingen): Keynote lecture — “Is Religion Affected by Atlantic Transfers in the Early Modern Period?” (9:30-10:30am)

— Andreas Beck (Evangelische Theologische Fakulteit, Leuven): “Jonathan Edwards and Reformed Orthodoxy on Free Will and Determinism” (11:00-12:00pm)

— *Lunch Break* (12:00-14:00pm)

— Sarah Rivett (Princeton University): “Savage Sounds: Indigenous Words and Missionary Linguistics in New Light Theology” (14:00-15:00pm)

— Reiner Smolinski (Georgia State University): “Cotton Mather and Jonathan Edwards and the Challenge of Philosophical Materialism” (15:30-16:30pm)

— Round Table: “New Projects and Archives in Eighteenth-Century Religious History” (17:00-18:00pm)

For more information on these exciting developments, please visit  Jonathan Edwards Center Germany.