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

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Chris Chun, Director JEC Gateway

Chris Chun,
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.

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.