Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A lecture on Edwards

Item 26 here is a lecture by Dr. David Calhoun of Covenant Seminary on the Life and Theology of Jonathan Edwards. You can get it as an MP3 or as a transcript. The full html transcript is here - I won't reproduce it on this blog because of the copyright.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Nature of True Virtue in Czech

*from Anna Svetlikova, JEC Fellow*

One of the excitements of the Jonathan Edwards Conference in Budapest was the
showcasing of not two, but THREE new Edwards translations.
As mentioned in a previous post Edwards' Nature of True Virtue has been translated into Hungarian. The translation was presented to the world in the heart of Budapest, together with its companion, the Hungarian translation of Religious Affections.

Given this momentum in Eastern Europe, it should not slip under the radar that just a few days before the conference, the Czech publishing house Navrat also released Nature of True Virtue in Czech, translated by Radek Hanzl. What's more, since Czech and Slovak are very similar languages, Nature of True Virtue is now accessible to Slovaks as well!
Check it out at

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Harry Stout @ Princeton

Harry S. Stout, director of the Jonathan Edwards Center, recently traveled to Princeton to give a lecture on the moral history of the Civil War. As any Edwards buff knows, a trip to Princeton by an Edwardsean is a potentially mortal move...not to be taken lightly!

Stout's moral history of the Civil War, Upon The Altar of the Nation, has elicited much acclaim and accolade (a finalist for this year's Lincoln Prize) as well as some controversy. Stout's application of just war theory to America's most contested war has definitely stirred debate and emotion among many of the nation's leading scholars of the war.

Thanks to the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, you can check out Stout's lecture on the subject and get in on the debate.

View the lecture with the links below:
RealVideo: 56K 350K WM Video: 56K 350K

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Budapest Wrapup Forthcoming....

hi all. we're back from Budapest. once the whirlwind of things done and things left undone settles, i will publish a real wrap-up of the conference along with some video clips from the talks.

for now, suffice it to say that the conference was a resounding success. gerry mcdermott and the faculty and staff of the Karoli Gaspar University did a fantastic job of bringing the conference to fruition. there were just under 100 people in attendance (though the numbers dwindled by the last sessions when the picture was taken!) and among them representatives of many countries worldwide. it was a significant couple of days for Edwards studies...we have seen once again that Edwards truly is a figure of worldwide significance. a heartening prospect for our little project to be sure.

more to follow....


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