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2018 Graduate Student Paper Competition Winner

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We are pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s Jonathan Edwards graduate student paper competition is Ricky Njoto for his paper entitled, “Supper in the Hands of a Sensitive Preacher: Edwards’s Use of the Bible in His Sacramental Sermons on 1 Corinthians 10.”

The essay analyzes Jonathan Edwards’s hermeneutics in his four sermons on the Lord’s Supper from 1 Corinthians 10. The complexity of Edwards’s theology, especially of the Lord’s Supper, is subtly demonstrated in his use of biblical references. The essay demonstrates that, although Edwards’s hermeneutical methods are difficult to understand by modern minds, his biblical references are not mere proof-texts as modern assumption suggests. This is only observable when one inquires more deeply into his other sermons and writings as his references often form a web that connects such writings. Edwards’s use of the Bible is crucial in shaping both his sacramental theology and his homiletical oratory.

Ricky will receive a check for $1,000 and publication of his essay soon in Jonathan Edwards Studies.

Congratulations, Ricky, on a job well done!

 

 

Andrew Fuller Conference | September 21-22, 2018

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The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) and the Jonathan Edwards Center Germany at Heidelberg University will co-host a conference on Biblical Interpretation and Early Transatlantic Evangelicalism.

The speakers include the conference hosts: the Director of the JE Center Germany, Jan Stievermann, and the Director of the Andrew Fuller Center, Michael Haykin. Joining them is a team of world-class scholars in the field (including notable Edwards scholars): Douglas Sweeney, Ken Minkema, Isabel Rivers, Bruce Hindmarsh, Crawford Gribben, Adriaan Neele, and Robert Brown.

The objective of the conference aims to bring the historiography of early transatlantic evangelicalism together with the history of biblical interpretation. The goal is to understand the exegesis of various eighteenth-century exegetes in their intellectual, cultural, and religious contexts.

To learn more about the conference speakers, schedule, and to register, visit the conference website.

Conference Website >

Announcing the Jonathan Edwards Center at Gateway Seminary and Call for Papers

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Chris Chun, Director JEC Gateway

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Director JEC Gateway

Another Jonathan Edwards Center has opened in the United States as of March 2018. The Jonathan Edwards Center at Gateway Seminary is directed by Chris Chun, and will be a source of Edwards related-studies and scholarly production for the West Coast. Along with having a web-presence through Gateway Seminary (https://www.gs.edu/academics/jonathan-edwards-center/), The Jonathan Edwards Center at Gateway Seminary will host lectures, conferences, and an annual graduate student paper competition.

CALL FOR PAPERS

A call for papers has released for JEC Gateway’s inaugural conference. These papers will be delivered in parallel sessions of the conference. An abstract submission is due by May 28, 2018. If you wish to submit an abstract, you may do so by emailing jec@gs.edu.

The inaugural conference for JEC Gateway will be from January 15, 2019 at 6PM to January 16, 2019 at 8PM.

INAUGURAL CONERENCE

REGENERATION, REVIVAL, AND CREATION: RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE AND THE PURPOSES OF GOD IN THE THOUGHT OF JONATHAN EDWARDS | January 15, 2019 at 6PM to January 16, 2019 at 8PM

Plenary Speakers

Douglas Sweeney is distinguished professor of church history and the history of Christian thought and director of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Michael Haykin is professor of church history and biblical spirituality and director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Oliver Crisp is professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Marsden, Crisp, and Strobel Chat about Retrieving Edwards

You may have seen our recent review of Crisp’s and Strobel’s new introduction to Jonathan Edwards’ thought here.

The book’s publisher, Eerdmans, has produced a video with scholars George Marsden, Oliver Crisp, and Kyle Strobel discussing how Christians can retrieve Edwards’ thought.

We at the Edwards Center commend this video to you. Doug Sweeney says about the video: “A profound, informative, and delightful conversation about Edwards between three of our leading Edwards scholars. We recommend it highly to one and all.”

We’re glad to welcome Oliver Crisp to the Jonathan Edwards Center on March 15, at 11AM in Hinkson Hall. If you’re interested in learning more about his visit, you may find out more here.

Watch the video.