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Yale University hosts “Yale and the International Jonathan Edwards” Conference

On Oct. 2-4, 2019, Yale University will host the “Yale and the International Jonathan Edwards” conference.

This conference brings together the directors of the international Edwards Center affiliates from around the world, along with prominent scholars and religious leaders, to assess the state of Edwards Studies and discern areas for future work.

The “Yale and the International Jonathan Edwards” conference is free and open to the public, but please register in advance.

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Questions about the conference? Email edwards@yale.edu.

Visit the conference website for the most up-to-date schedule along with list of panelists. Below is the tentative schedule.

Yale and the International Jonathan Edwards Conference Schedule

October 2

5:00 p.m: Greetings by Dean Gregory Sterling and Prof. Harry Stout

Opening Keynote

  • George M. Marsden, University of Notre Dame  (Emeritus)

6:00: Reception

October 3

8:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast

8:30: Session I: United States and Canada

  • Douglas Sweeney, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, JEC-Midwest USA
  • Chris Chun, Gateway Seminary, Los Angeles, JEC-USA West
  • Oliver Crisp, Fuller Seminary, JEC-USA West
  • Kyle Strobel, Biola University, JEC-USA West
  • Ava Chamberlain, Wright State University

10:30: Break

11:00: Session II: Africa

  • Adriaan C. Neele, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
  • Victor Emma-Adamah, Cambridge University, JEC-Africa

12:30: Lunch

1:30: Session III: Asia & Australia

  • Rhys Bezzant, Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia, JEC-Australia
  • Peter Jung, Independent Scholar, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Anri Morimoto, International Christian University, Japan, JEC-Japan

3:00: Session V: Eastern Europe

  • Joel Burnell, Evangelical School of Theology, Wroclaw, Poland, JEC-Poland
  • Michael Choinski, Jagiellonian University, JEC-Poland
  • Tibor Fabiny, Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, Hungary, JEC-Hungary
  • Gerald McDermott, Beeson Divinity School

4:30: Plenary Address

  • Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame (Emeritus)

Dinner on your own

October 4

8:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast

8:30: Session VI: South America

  • Heber De Campos, Mackenzie University, São Paulo, Brazil, JEC-Brazil
  • Franklin Ferreira, Mackenzie University, São Paulo, Brazil, JEC-Brazil

9:30: Break

10:00 Session VII: Western Europe & the United Kingdom

  • Andreas Beck, Evangelical Theological Faculty, Leuven, Belgium, JEC-Benelux
  • Philip Fisk, Evangelical Theological Faculty, Leuven, Belgium, JEC-Benelux
  • Daniel Hill, University of Liverpool, JEC-UK
  • Crawford Gribben, Queen’s University, Belfast, JEC-UK
  • Michael McClenahan, Union Theological College, Northern Ireland
  • Jan Stievermann, University of Heidelberg, Germany, JEC-Germany
  • Willem Van Vlastuin, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, JEC-Benelux

12:30: Lunch

Free time (explore New Haven’s museums, art galleries, and other sites, including special exhibit of Edwards manuscripts at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

4:00: Session VIII: Closing Keynote (TBD)

  • Rev. Rick Warren, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, Cal.

5:00: Closing Reception (Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 121 Wall St.)

Jonathan Edwards for the Church Conference

confA notable feature of the recovery of the Reformed faith in the United Kingdom was God’s use of American theologian Jonathan Edwards in the ministries and lives of the leaders. Thomas Chalmers, Charles Spurgeon, A. W. Pink, John Murray, and D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones all considered the discovery of Edwards’ writings as turning points in their ministries. Indeed, it is at least possible that the qualitative influence of Edwards has been greater here than it has been among the American church. Jonathan Edwards for the Church seeks to promote such usefulness in a new generation.

The upcoming Jonathan Edwards for the Church Conference will take place next year on February 27 and 28 at Collingwood College, Durham (UK), and the speakers include Reformed ministers who have studied Edwards as well as specialist scholars who are also ministers. They are:

  • Nicholas T. Batzig
  • David Owen Filson
  • William Macleod
  • 
Gerald R. McDermott
  • John J. Murray
  • 
Jon D. Payne
  • William M. Schweitzer
  • 
Douglas A. Sweeney
  • Jeffrey C. Waddington

This conference will provide a forum in the UK for ministers and other interested Christians to share the riches of Jonathan Edwards’s astonishing ministry. We have seen half a century of rapidly escalating JE publications and research, and there have been many conferences held all over the world but this is believed to be the first held in England. While most of these conferences have been primarily for the academy, this conference is unashamedly for the church. Therefore, worship and prayer will be integrated into the program.

You can register now here. For more information please contact edwardsconference@gmail.com or visit edwardsconference.org.