Regeneration, Revival, and Creation: Gateway Seminary’s Inaugural Jonathan Edwards Conference

January 15th, 2019 at 12:00 am


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

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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.

“‘The Most Important Thing in the World’: Jonathan Edwards on Rebirth and Its Implications for Christian Life and Thought.”

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.

“Epistolary Friendships as a Vehicle of Revival: The Pattern and Legacy of Jonathan Edwards”

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

“Jonathan Edwards on Creation and Divine Ideas.”


Tuesday, January 15

  • Registration – 4 p.m.
  • Welcome Dinner and Panel Discussion – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Opening Ceremony of the JEC Reading Room – 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 16

  • Registration and Refreshments – 8-8:30 a.m.
  • Worship – 8:30-9 a.m.
  • Plenary Session and Q&A | Douglas Sweeney – 9-10:15 a.m.
  • Refreshment Break – 10:15-10:45 a.m.
  • Parallel Sessions I – 10:45-11:45 a.m.
  • Lunch (off-site) – 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Plenary Session and Q&A | Michael Haykin – 1:30-2:45 p.m.
  • Refreshment Break – 2:45-3 p.m.
  • Parallel Sessions II – 3-4 p.m.
  • Dinner and Free Time (off-site) – 4-6:30 p.m.
  • Plenary Session and Q&A | Oliver Crisp – 6:30-7:45 p.m.
  • Closing Remarks – 7:45-8 p.m.


Parallel Sessions

Session 1

Walter Schultz, University of Northwestern-St. Paul: “Must God Create? Dispositions and the Freedom of God in Jonathan Edwards’ End of Creation”

Lisanne Winslow, University of Northwestern-St. Paul: “A Great and Remarkable Analogy: Edwards’ Use of Natural Typology in Communicating Divine Excellencies”

Mark Hamilton, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: “Pantheism After All? Regeneration, Divine Ideas, and the Visio Dei in Jonathan Edwards”

Eundeuk Kim, Calvin Theological Seminary: “An Edwardsian Public Theology on Human Freedom”

Obbie Tyler Todd, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary: “Lord of His Treasures: Regeneration as the Work of the Son in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards”

Mark Draper, Evangelical Seminary: “Jonathan Edwards and John Wesley on the Holy Spirit and the Division Among their Theological Descendants”

Session 2

Peter Jung, Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University: “Jonathan Edwards and the New Perspective on Paul’s Justification”

Chris Woznicki, Fuller Theological Seminary: “The Metaphysics of the Jonathan Edwards’s “Personal Narrative””

Andrew Sparks, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: “Free Will: Continuity from Calvin to Edwards”

Brandon Crawford, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary: “Jonathan Edwards on the Nature of Christ’s Atonement”

Mark Rogers, Fellowship in the Pass Church: “Jonathan Edwards, Revival, and the Use of Means”