“The sun receives nothing from the jewel that receives its light, but the jewel shines only by a participation of its brightness.”

- Jonathan Edwards

“Yea, the least glimpse of the glory of God in the face of Christ doth more exalt and ennoble the soul, than all the knowledge of those that have the greatest speculative understanding in divinity without grace.” - Jonathan Edwards, Divine and Supernatural Light (1734)


As one of ten international affiliate centers of Yale University, this center seeks to be the educational epicenter for researching the life and works of America’s premier theologian. The Jonathan Edwards Center (JEC) hosts conferences followed by publications which include its conference proceedings. Graduate students have the opportunity to submit papers in a competition in which the winner will receive a monetary prize and guaranteed publication. Under the auspices of Gateway Seminary, this center seeks to strengthen existing doctoral and visiting scholar programs and network with international scholarly communities as well as local churches.

“The Jonathan Edwards Center at Gateway Seminary is the research, education, and publication hub for Edwards studies on the West Coast.” - Chris Chun, Director 


Lectures and Discussions

Jonathan Edwards and the Baptists with Dr. Douglas Sweeney, Dr. Nathan Finn and Dr. Chris Chun

Spirituality of Jonathan Edwards with Dr. Michael Haykin, Dr. Robert Caldwell and Dr. Chris Chun

Jonathan Edwards and the Natural World with Dr. Lisanne Winslow

Jonathan Edwards and Slavery with Dr. Leroy Gainey, Dr. Kenneth Minkema, James Westbrook and Dr. Chris Chun

Online Journal

Read the latest issue of the online journal Jonathan Edwards Studies. Published by the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, the journal is an interdisciplinary digital publication that deals with all facets of Edwards’ fascinating body of work, including historic trajectories, early modern context, his life and thought, and global legacies from a variety of perspectives.

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"Original Sin: American, Political, Theological" by Ryan Rindels. Originally published here.

Regeneration, Revival, and Creation: Religious Experience and the Purposes of God in the Thought of Jonathan Edwards edited by Chris Chun and Kyle C. Strobel.

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"Regeneration, Revival, and Creation" by Chris Chun, published in Jonathan Edwards Studies vol 10, no 2 (2020): Special Issue

"Praying for Revival in the Life And Thought of Jonathan Edwards and Edwardsean Baptists" by Michael Haykin.

Jonathan Edwards Studies vol. 8 no. 2 (2018) - "Philip J. Fisk, Jonathan Edwards’s Turn from the Classic-Reformed Tradition of Freedom of the Will" by Cameron Schweitzer, current Gateway student.

Edwardseana Issue 4: Fall 2018 - Read more about the Jonathan Edwards Center at Gateway Seminary.

New Releases

Edited by Robert L. Boss and Sarah B. Boss, The Jonathan Edwards Miscellanies Companion: Volume 2 (Fort Worth: JE Society Press, November 30, 2021)

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John S. Banks, The Forgotten Edwards: A New Examination of the Life and Thought of Jonathan Edwards Jr. (Fort Worth: JE Society Press, 2021)

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Adam G. Cavalier, “Salvation Shall Spread Through All the Tribes and Ranks of Mankind”: Jonathan Edwards and World Mission (Fort Worth: JE Society Press, 2021)

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Brian S. Borgman, Jonathan Edwards on Genesis Hermeneutics, Homiletics, and Theology (Eugene: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2021)

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Ryan Rindels, Andrew Fuller’s Theology of Revival: Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility in Spiritual Renewal. Monographs in Baptist History (Eugene: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2021)

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Courses will be offered for students about Jonathan Edwards and his theological legacy.


Upcoming Events

JEC Lunch and Lecture with Lisanne Winslow - March 31

Reserve your ticket today for a free lunch and lecture with Lisanne Winslow, professor of biology at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul. Having earned doctoral degrees in both theology and biology, Winslow's research interests integrate the two disciplines.

Dr. Winslow will be presenting themes from her recently published books: A Great and Remarkable Analogy: Jonathan Edwards' Onto-Typology of Nature (Yale University Jonathan Edwards Center, “New Directions in Edwards Series” published through Vandenhoek and Ruprecht Publishers), and A Trinitarian Theology of Nature (The Princeton Theological Monograph Series, with a Foreword by Alister McGrath, Director of the Science and Religion at the University of Oxford).

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CALL FOR PAPERS - The Influence of Jonathan Edwards in the Early American Republic: Patriotism, Exceptionalism, and the Pursuit of Happiness

While Jonathan Edwards has been crowned "America's Theologian," his successors in the early republic can rightly be called American theologians. Known pejoratively as "The New Divinity," the Edwardsean tradition was a socially-oriented Calvinism, confronting the most controversial and even volatile issues in their infant nation. With the ideas of Edwards and some of the most capable thinkers for their age, the New Divinity became the first indigenous school of Calvinism in American history, shaping the American theological tradition and helping forge the national identity. A volume that examines the influence of America's theologian on America's founding would thus fill a gap in historical studies and better explain the development of religious identity in the United States.

The editors of the proposed volume, Jonathan Edwards and the Early American Republic: Patriotism, Exceptionalism, and the Pursuit of Happiness are seeking chapter contributions of 5000-7000 words. Chapters should focus on the Edwardsean engagement with salient issues in the early American nation. Suggested topics include: political economy and the expansion of trade and/or capitalism; language, epistemology and the organization of knowledge; human rights, and thinking about war and peace; slavery and abolitionism; gender and the church; international relations; the social hierarchy; poverty and the marginal of society; anthropocentrism and ecological dominance; etc. Other related but not listed topics would be welcomed as well. The chapters shall be arranged into thematic sections. Contributors must be Ph.D., or at least ABD. Contributors must use The Chicago Manual of Style and conform to the norms of the Jonathan Edwards Center (see the Jonathan Edwards Studies Journal).

Deadline for Abstracts: 31 December 2020 (300 Words and CV sent to and )

Answer to Authors: 1 March 2021

Full Chapters to Submitted: 1 June 2021


Past Events

September 30, 2021 | JEC Luncheon with Robert Caldwell

November 2, 2020 | Jonathan Edwards and Slavery: Christian Leadership with Feet of Clay Watch Video

August 21, 2019 | Colloquium with Ryan Hoselton, doctoral candidate and instructor at Heidelberg University.

January 15-16, 2019 | Inaugural Conference of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Gateway Seminary Download Program

September 27, 2018 | Lecture by Dr. Kyle Strobel - “Jonathan Edwards and the Nature of the Christian Life” Watch Video

April 23, 2018 | Lecture by Dr. Mark Rogers - “Jonathan Edwards and New Divinity School"

March 26, 2018 | Lecture by Dr. Oliver Crisp - “Jonathan Edwards and Dispositional Ontology”