Jonathan Edwards Center
Ridley Melbourne has established the Jonathan Edwards Center-Australia in affiliation with the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University. A network of JECs can be found in South Africa, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Brazil, alongside another US Center in Chicago.
Our strategic partnership exemplifies the vision of Ridley Melbourne to be an internationally renowned theological and training school.
The Jonathan Edwards Center at Ridley will serve as a research, education and publications hub for study of Edwards and evangelical history and develop links with the international academic community. Ridley Melbourne provides dedicated study space, a specialist collection of books and articles on Edwards's world and legacy within the library's Charles Perry Collection, and generous Faculty support.
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), pastor, revivalist, Christian philosopher, missionary, and president of Princeton University, is widely regarded as North America’s greatest theologian. He is the subject of intense scholarly interest because of his significance as an historical figure and the profound legacy he left on America’s religious, political and intellectual landscapes.
The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale hosts a website which offers access to the complete Works of Jonathan Edwards Online, along with helpful editorial materials that allow the reader to examine Edwards's thought in powerful ways. Visit the website at http://www.edwards.yale.edu.
Check out the recently launched online journal "Jonathan Edwards Studies" - an initiative of the JEC at Yale, with collaboration from scholars around the world: http://jestudies.yale.edu/index.php/journal/index
A Facebook page for the international network of JECs can be found at "Jonathan Edwards Center."
Ridley Melbourne will host the first Jonathan Edwards International Congress between August 24-28, 2015.
First edition of Edwards's sermon True Saints preached at Brainerd's funeral