International Conference on Jonathan Edwards 2016 in Tokyo was held.


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The schedule of JEDCON 2016 on March 25-27th is determined.



Theme of the Conference: The Transcultural Impact of Jonathan Edwards

Date: March 25-27, 2016

Place: International Christian University (ICU) , Mitaka, Tokyo

Registration Fee: 5,000 JPY

For registration and further information, please contact: jecjapan X (Please change X to at-mark.)

Access: From airports and stations to ICU

Programe March 25th 15:00- Registration (Dialogue House 2nd Floor) 18:00- Opning Reception(Dialogue House 7th Floor) March 26th 9:00- Opening Remark: Anri Morimoto, "A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God in JEC Japan" 9:30- (Keynote 1): Gerald McDermott, "Edwards and Islam: What can we learn?" 10:30- Bruce Davidson, "Not From Ourselves: Holy Love in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards" 11:30- Shitsuyo Masui, "An Evangelical Ritualization of Death and Dying: Abigail Hutchinson’s Conversion in A Faithful Narrative" 12:30-13:30 Lunch 13:30- Cho Hyun Jin, "Jonathan Edwards’ Controversy with Antinomians and Its Impact on Korea" 14:30- Lee Jin Lak, "The Lesson of Jonathan Edwards' Religious Affection for Korean Church" 15:30-16:00 Tea Break 16:00- Phillip Hussey, "Divine Decrees in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards" 17:00- (Keynote 2): Michael McClymond, "Analogy: A Neglected Theme in Jonathan Edwards and Its Pertinence to Contemporary Theological Debates." March 27th 9:30- (Keynote 3): Douglas Sweeney, “The Grand Design of God: Edwards’ Biblical Understanding of the Shape of World History” 10:30- Erik Willemsen, "A Greek Edwards? On the relationship between Plato and Edwards" 11:30- Reita Yazawa, "Jonathan Edwards and Petrus van Mastricht: An Inheritance of the Covenant of Redemption" 12:30-13:30 Lunch 13:30- Daisuke Arie, "Jonathan Edwards’s Critique of ‘the deceitful feeling of liberty’ by Lord Kames in 1757’" 14:30- Masatake Okubo, "Tokutaro Takakura’s Search for Evangelical Chrisitianity in Japan in the first half of the 20th century: with some references to Jonathan Edwards" 15:30-16:00 Tea Break 16:00- Stacey Silva, "Jonathan Edwards and Public Education: Perception, Propaganda and Anti-Puritanism" 18:00- Closing Reception

The Jonathan Edwards Center Japan (JEC Japan) is pleased to announce that it will host an international conference on the verdant campus of International Christian University (ICU), Tokyo, March 26-27, 2016.

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is America’s premier theologian whose profound thoughts have been the source of inspiration and the subject of research for many across cultural boundaries. The geographical center of Edwards studies is the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, with Global Centers located in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, and South Africa. JEC Japan is the the first Global Center in Asia.

The theme of the conference will be “The Transcultural Impact of Jonathan Edwards,” though a broad range of topics not limited to the overall theme are welcome.

Edwards himself was deeply involved in activities beyond British and American contexts, and his influence was recognized even among intellectual leaders of modern Japan like Niijima Jo (Joseph Hardy Neesima, 1843-1890, see his his autograph and Ex Libris on the 1868 Dwight Edition).

Participants are expected to arrive by the evening of March 25th for registration and reception. For those coming from overseas, accommodation is available in the Dialogue House, an on-campus lodging facility, for 3 nights from March 25th to 27th.

All presentations and discussions will be conducted in English and open to public. We would like to invite scholars, researchers, educators, ministers, and students who are interested in Jonathan Edwards and early American studies.