by geoffrey.fulkerson | June 12th, 2013
The Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School is pleased to announce a new lecture series on Edwards’ international reception, entitled “The Global Edwards.” With the generous support of the Yullin Church of South Korea, especially its pastor, Nam-Joon Kim, this new series will bring to campus the leading Edwards scholars working from outside the United States.
Pastor Nam-Joon Kim
While Jonathan Edwards has long been recognized as the United States’ preeminent theologian, and one of the leading influences in the U.S. church, his international renown and global reception is less recognized. That is quickly changing, however, as represented in the new global Jonathan Edwards centers initiated from Yale and in several publications tied to Trinity’s Edwards Center, such as David W. Kling and Douglas A. Sweeney, eds.,Jonathan Edwards at Home and Abroad: Historical Memories, Cultural Movements, Global Horizons (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2003), and Oliver D. Crisp and Douglas A. Sweeney, eds., After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).
In an effort to galvanize this international scholarship, we are therefore pleased to announce “The Global Edwards” series. It will feature international scholars engaged in the increasingly global conversation on Edwards’ life and influence.
All these lectures will be free and open to the public and posted on our Edwards Center website.
by geoffrey.fulkerson | April 12th, 2012
You will want to know that Jonathan Edwards Studies (JES), an interdisciplinary professionally refereed digital publication, is inviting graduate students, young scholars, clergy, seminarians, and other readers of Edwards to submit their articles, book reviews, notes, and documents to the editors for review and online publication.
Comments on the reviewed articles will be sent to the author. Once each Spring and Fall, the editors will select appropriate items for the JES online publication.
For more information, see http://jestudies.yale.edu
by geoffrey.fulkerson | February 15th, 2011
The Jonathan Edwards Center at TEDS is pleased to announce its second lecture in the “New Directions in Edwards Studies” series. David Barshinger, a PhD candidate at TEDS, will be giving a stimulating lecture on the significance of the Psalms in Jonathan Edwards’ gospel-centered, Scripture-saturated ministry.
The lecture will be on February 23, 2011 at 1pm in the Hinkson Hall on the campus of TEDS. The event is free and all are welcome.
FREE COPY of the 5-volume set: Owen Strachan and Douglas Sweeney, The Essential Edwards Collection (Moody, 2010) to the first five attendees to arrive at the lecture!
Abstract: “Making the Psalter One’s ‘Own Language’: Jonathan Edwards Engages the Psalms.”
While Jonathan Edwards is hailed as a great theologian and philosopher, few remember him for his exegesis of Scripture. Yet every day Edwards delved into the Bible, searching for a deeper understanding of God and divine things; indeed, the Scriptures saturate Edwards’ sermons, treatises, and several notebooks he kept for personal study. Looking at Edwards’ engagement with the Psalms, one of his favorite books of the Bible, reveals that his writings were infused with Psalmistic language, that the Psalms deeply informed his theology, and that the Psalms provided Old Testament support for the gospel thrust of his ministry.