Yale & the International Jonathan Edwards Conference

October 2-4, 2019

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

A conference bringing together the directors of the international Edwards Center affiliates from around the world, along with prominent scholars and religious leaders, to assess the state of Edwards Studies and discern areas for future work.

Free and open to the public, but please register in advance. 

For information, email edwards@yale.edu.

See below for the program schedule and suggested local housing options. 

To download the schedule, click here.


Events at Yale University Divinity School, unless otherwise noted
Speakers & venues subject to change


Sponsored by a grant from the McDonald Agape Foundation

October 2

5:00 p.m: Greetings 

  • Dean Gregory Sterling and Prof. Harry Stout

Opening Keynote

Harry S. Stout, Yale University, Chair

  • George M. Marsden, University of Notre Dame  (Emeritus)

6:00: Reception with Special Exhibit, Yale Divinity School Library

October 3

8:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast

8:30: Session I: United States and Canada 

Ava Chamberlain, Wright State University, Chair

  • Douglas Sweeney, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, JEC-Midwest USA
  • Chris Chun, Gateway Seminary, San Francisco, JEC-USA West
  • Oliver Crisp, Fuller Seminary, JEC-USA West
  • Ava Chamberlain, Wright State University

10:30: Break

11:00: Session II: Africa

Melanie Ross, Yale Divinity School, Chair

  • Adriaan C. Neele, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
  • Victor Emma-Adamah, Cambridge University, JEC-Africa
  • Dolf Britz, University of the Free State, South Africa

12:30: Lunch

  • Special presentation: Rob Boss, Director, JE Society, “The Visual Edwards” (Rm. N54)

1:30: Session III: Asia & Australia

Michael J. McClymond, Saint Louis University, Chair

  • Rhys Bezzant, Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia, JEC-Australia
  • Peter Jung, Independent Scholar, Atlanta, Ga.  
  • Anri Morimoto, International Christian University, Japan, JEC-Japan

3:00: Session IV: Eastern Europe

Wojceich Szczerba, Rector, Evangelical School of Theology, Wroclaw, Poland, Chair

  • Joel Burnell, Evangelical School of Theology, Wroclaw, Poland, JEC-Poland
  • Michael Choinski, Jagiellonian University, JEC-Poland
  • Tibor Fabiny, Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, Hungary, JEC-Hungary
  • Gerald McDermott, Beeson Divinity School

4:30: Plenary Address

Harry S. Stout, Yale University, Chair

  • Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame (Emeritus)

Dinner on your own

October 4

8:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast

8:30: Session V: South America

Erika Helgen, Yale Divinity School, Chair

  • Heber De Campos, Mackenzie University, São Paulo, Brazil, JEC-Brazil
  • Franklin Ferreira, Martin Bucer Seminary, São Paulo, Brazil, JEC-Brazil

9:30: Break

10:00 Session VI: Western Europe & the United Kingdom 

Kenneth P. Minkema, Jonathan Edwards Center, Chair

  • Andreas Beck, Evangelical Theological Faculty, Leuven, Belgium, JEC-Benelux
  • Philip Fisk, Evangelical Theological Faculty, Leuven, Belgium, JEC-Benelux
  • Crawford Gribben, Queen’s University, Belfast (with Daniel Hill, University of Liverpool), JEC-UK
  • Michael McClenahan, Union Theological College, Northern Ireland
  • Jan Stievermann & Ryan Hoselton, University of Heidelberg, Germany, JEC-Germany
  • Willem Van Vlastuin, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, JEC-Benelux

12:30: Lunch

2:00-5:00: Special Exhibition of items from the Edwards Collection, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 121 Wall St.)

3:30-5:00: Closing Reception (Beinecke Library) 

Suggest local housing options

Overseas Ministries Study Center 
490 Prospect St., New Haven
Call for pricing information and availability
Walking distance to YDS

Bed & Breakfasts

Oden House 
616 Prospect St
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 535-1899


New Haven Hotel
229 George St., New Haven
800 644-6835
(Yale rate; mention you are part of a Yale program)
Paid parking; wireless internet access
Close to Yale Transit Red and Blue lines
Distance from YDS: 1.5 miles

LaQuinta Inn and Suite 
400 Sargent Drive, New Haven
Free shuttle; free continental breakfast, free parking, wireless internet
Distance from YDS: 3.5 miles

Courtyard Marriott at Yale 
30 Whalley Ave., New Haven
Nightly rate: ranges between $149 - $169 per night
No special discounted rate for attendees
Parking: self-park & $20 per night 
free wireless internet, fitness center, business center, bistro
Short walk to Yale Transit Blue Line
Distance from YDS: 2 miles

Graduate Hotel - New Haven
1151 Chapel St., New Haven
Close to Yale Blue Line
Distance from YDS: 2 miles

The Omni
155 Temple Street
New Haven, CT  06510
Close to Yale Transit Red and Blue lines
Distance from YDS: 1.5 miles

The Study
1157 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT  06511
Close to Yale Blue Line
Distance from YDS: 2 miles