Jonathan Edwards Center Inaugural Conference

In less than two weeks Gateway Seminary will be hosting the first conference at their new Jonathan Edwards Center. The lineup looks great. You can register here:

If you are on the fence about going, here are the plenary speakers’ paper titles:

Plenary Speakers

Douglas Sweeney – 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 – Professor of church history and biblical spirituality and director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “‘The Advancement of Christ’s kingdom in the World’: Jonathan Edwards and the Concert of Prayer for Revival: Origins and Legacy.”

Oliver Crisp – professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and a professorial fellow at the Institute for Analytic and Exegetical Theology at the University of St. Andrews. “Jonathan Edwards on Creation and Divine Ideas.”

And here are the list of breakout sessions:

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” [Moderated by Rob Caldwell]
Lisanne Winslow, University of Northwestern-St. Paul: “A Great and Remarkable Analogy: Edwards’ Use of Natural Typology in Communicating Divine Excellencies” [Moderated by Ken Minkema]
Mark Hamilton, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: “Pantheism After All? Regeneration, Divine Ideas, and the Visio Dei in Jonathan Edwards” [Moderated by John Shouse]
Eundeuk Kim, Calvin Theological Seminary: “An Edwardsian Public Theology on Human Freedom” [Moderated by Mark Rogers]
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” [Moderated by Jason Wright]

Session 2

Peter Jung, Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University: “Jonathan Edwards and the New Perspective on Paul’s Justification” [Moderated by Kyle Strobel]
Chris Woznicki, Fuller Theological Seminary: “The Metaphysics of the Jonathan Edwards’s “Personal Narrative”” [Moderated by John Shouse]
Andrew Sparks, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: “Free Will: Continuity from Calvin to Edwards” [Moderated by Rob Caldwell]
Brandon Crawford, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary: “Jonathan Edwards on the Nature of Christ’s Atonement” [Moderated by Adriaan Neele]
Mark Rogers, Fellowship in the Pass Church: “Jonathan Edwards, Revival, and the Use of Means” [Moderated by Rob Boss]


Published by cwoznicki

Chris Woznicki is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He works as the regional training associate for the Los Angeles region of Young Life.

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