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

- Jonathan Edwards (1749)


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 


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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Online Course Offered this Summer - Registration is open now

L3100-91 Jonathan Edwards: Life, Thought, and Legacy

This course will provide students an opportunity for intensive reading in and reflection upon some of the writings of Jonathan Edwards. It will examine his life, historical context, as well as unique contributions to Christian theology and the Baptist tradition.

Future courses will be offered for both Ph.D. and Th.M. students about Jonathan Edwards and his theological legacy.



Upcoming Events

Jonathan Edwards Center Inaugural Conference

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6:00 PM - Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 8:00 PM