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Ron Story on Jonathan Edwards and Climate Change

Dr. Ronald Story of the University of Massachusetts Amherst (emeritus) is becoming a leading light in the field of Edwards studies. In the past few years alone, he has published two books on what he calls the “other” Edwards, the Edwards of love, social justice, and concern for those in need. (See our booknotes on these volumes: Jonathan Edwards and the Gospel of Love and The Other Jonathan Edwards). Now, Story is using Edwards, along with Pope Francis I, to promote creation care in our twenty-first century world. Here is a recent lecture Story gave in Amherst on the subject–rather timely in the wake of the climate summit held in Paris.

Filmed at the Amherst Historical Society on September 25, 2015. Video and editing by George Naughton. Click here for the manuscript.

Inaugural Issue of Edwardseana

The Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School has posted the inaugural issue of Edwardseana. This is the first of what we hope will be an annual newsletter that will highlight important events and publications that relate to the Center’s mission and work.

Edwards the Exegete – 30% Discount

The Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School is pleased to announce a discount on Edwards the Exegete, Doug Sweeney’s recent monograph on the biblical interpretation of Jonathan Edwards from Oxford University Press. Oxford has permitted the Center to offer their 30% discount to the readers of the Center’s blog. You may order here using the promotion code AAFLYG6 to save 30% at check out.

Call for Papers: JEC Japan

The Jonathan Edwards Center Japan (JEC Japan) invites scholars and students to submit paper proposals to be presented at the International Conference on the campus of International Christian University, Tokyo, to be held on March 26-27, 2016.

The theme of the Conference will be “The Transcultural Impact of Jonathan Edwards,” though a broad range of topics not limited to the overall theme are welcome. The abstract should be around 200 words and sent with a short C.V. to JEC Japan by November 30, 2015. A 40-minute slot will be assigned to each presenter at the Conference.

A selection of Conference papers will be included for publication in a special edition of the Journal Humanities: Christianity and Culture.

Participants are expected to arrive by 6:00 pm. of March 25th for registration and reception. 15 twin rooms in the on-campus accommodation facility are reserved for those coming from overseas, free of charge, for 3 nights from March 25th to 27th.

There will be a registration fee of 5,000 JPY to be paid at registration. Meals at the University Cafeteria will cost 500 JPY for breakfast, 1,000 for lunch, and 2,000 for dinner.

At present, the keynote speakers include Harry Stout, Adrian Neele, Doug Sweeney, Gerald McDermott, and Michael McClymond. Participants will attend from Korea, Singapore, Pakistan, Netherland, Poland, and within Japan.

For proposal submission and further information, please contact

Anri Morimoto
Director, Jonathan Edwards Center Japan