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Media Available: George Marsden on Jonathan Edwards and the Church

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.

Lecture and Response (with Q&A): Audio|Video

Media Available: Inaugural Lecture by Richard Muller

The Jonathan Edwards Center is pleased to announce that Richard Muller’s recent New Directions in Edwards Studies lecture and Q&A session are now posted free of charge.

September 29, 2010 | Richard Muller | Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI “Jonathan Edwards and the Absence of Free Choice: A Parting of Ways in the Reformed Tradition” (1pm in ATO chapel at TEDS)

Jonathan Edwards is often regarded as an epitome of Calvinism for his teaching on the freedom of will, though he was, in his own time and for a century after his death, a much-debated thinker whose views polarized Reformed circles. This lecture will concentrate on Edwards’ reception in Britain, which has received little attention despite its significance in the Reformed tradition. Concentrating on two historical contexts, Dr. Muller will consider the mixed reception of Edwards’ thought, note differences between Edwards and the older Reformed orthodoxy, and point to a parting of the ways in the Reformed tradition that took place largely in the eighteenth century.

Lecture (with Q&A): Richard_Muller_Lecture.mp3 (audio)