Starting in March 2018, the Jonathan Edwards Center (JEC) at Gateway Seminary will open and serve as the west coast hub for Edwards related studies. 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. This will be accomplished via a dedicated website as well as physical space in the library at the Los Angeles Campus-Ontario. The JEC will also host conferences followed by publications which include its conference proceedings. Grad students will be able 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 will seek to strengthen existing doctoral and visiting scholar programs and network with international scholarly communities as well as local churches.
L3100-11 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.