Friday, April 9, 2010

Speaking of Edwards...

I just received the following notice which may be of interest to anyone who will be in the vicinity of New Haven, CT during the month of June.

Ken Minkema and staff, Yale Divinity School
9:00-11:30 AM, June 21-25
$425 (includes fee for day-long Edwards site tour on Friday)

The staff of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University will present a weeklong course examining Jonathan Edwards’s Religious Affections, including the historical context and background, the argument, a discussion of the signs, Edwards’s use of marks of distinguishing grace in preaching, and contemporary spirituality. The classroom portion of the course will feature lectures and discussions of common readings. There will be ample time allowed for questions and dialogue. Common readings will include a guided reading of Religious Affections and selections from printed collections of Edwards’s writings and secondary sources. Also, the course will be integrated with the use of materials located in The Works of Jonathan Edwards Online ( Special features of the course will be a viewing of Edwards’s manuscripts related to Religious Affections at Yale’s Beinecke Library and a day-long tour of Edwardsean sites on Friday:  the Joseph Bellamy House, Bethlehem, CT, and the Dwight L. Moody historic site, Northfield, MA. For course-specific inquiries, please contact

Questions? Call 203-432-9526

Although I don't believe that I'll make this course, this is a great idea for a small-group study.

Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections (Banner of Truth)

Sam Storms's Signs of the Spirit: An Interpretation of Jonathan Edwards's "Religious Affections" (Crossway, 2009) would also be a good alternative for those of us who cannot make the class in New Haven.