The Jonathan Edwards Center at TEDS currently sponsors three lectureships, each of which are free and open to all. All lectures will be held on the campus of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL).
Jonathan Edwards and the Church
This series invites the best Christian Edwards scholars in the world to address pastors and church people on Edwards and his legacy. Topics will range widely, but will always connect the ministry of Edwards to the life of the Christian church. In addition to providing a platform for esteemed thought-leaders to share their insights, the series will feature a pastoral response designed to stimulate discussion of an ecclesial kind. The series is moderated by Center Director Doug Sweeney. All sessions are recorded and available for free in the Resources section.
The initial lecturer in the Jonathan Edwards and the Church lecture series was George Marsden, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame. The title of this lecture: “Jonathan Edwards for the Twenty-first Century”. The pastoral respondent will be Colin Smith of the Orchard Evangelical Free Church of Arlington Heights (IL). The inaugural lecture was held on November 3, 2010 at 1pm in ATO Chapel on the campus of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
New Directions in Edwards Studies
This series features cutting-edge scholarly work on Edwards. The series is aimed at those participating in, or wishing to stay abreast of, the current scholarly conversation on Edwards.
The initial lecturer in the New Directions in Edwards Studies series was Richard Muller, P. J. Zondervan Professor of Historical Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. The inaugural lecture, entitled “Jonathan Edwards and the Absence of Free Choice”, was held on September 29, 2010 at 1pm in ATO Chapel on the campus of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Additional Lecturers in the New Directions in Edwards Studies Series:
David Barshinger, PhD student in Theological Studies (Historical Theology), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. “Jonathan Edwards Engages the Psalms” | February 23, 2011 at 1pm in Hinkson Hall (Rodine Building, TEDS)
Mark Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He will be giving a lecture on November 9, 2011 at 1pm in ATO Chapel on the campus of TEDS. More details to follow.
“The Global Edwards” lecture series
The Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School is pleased to announce a new lecture series on Edwards’ international reception. With the generous support of the Yullin Church of Seoul, especially its pastor, Nam-Joon Kim, this new series will bring to campus the leading Edwards scholars working from outside the United States.
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.