“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
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.
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.
"Regeneration, Revival, and Creation" by Chris Chun, published in Jonathan Edwards Studies vol 10, no 2 (2020): Special Issue
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.
Edited by Robert L. Boss and Sarah B. Boss, The Jonathan Edwards Miscellanies Companion: Volume 2 (Fort Worth: JE Society Press, November 30, 2021)
John S. Banks, The Forgotten Edwards: A New Examination of the Life and Thought of Jonathan Edwards Jr. (Fort Worth: JE Society Press, 2021)
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)
Brian S. Borgman, Jonathan Edwards on Genesis Hermeneutics, Homiletics, and Theology (Eugene: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2021)
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)
Courses will be offered for students about Jonathan Edwards and his theological legacy.
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”