Invitation to an inauguration

The Theology Faculty of the University of Heidelberg and the Heidelberg Center for American Studies cordially offer an open invitation to the inaugural lecture of the Jonathan Edwards Center Germany:

Peter J. Thuesen
Professor of Religious Studies
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
“Jonathan Edwards and the Transatlantic World of Books”

On: Wednesday, 11 July, 2012, 18:15
At: The Atrium of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais
Hauptstraße 120
69117 Heidelberg

To be followed by a reception.

A symposium will be held the next day, on Thursday, 12 July, on “New Avenues in Jonathan Edwards Studies and Eighteenth-Century Religious History,” in the Stucco at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies.

The full schedule:

Wednesday, 11 July
18:15-18:45
Welcome
18:45-19:15
Kenneth P. Minkema (Yale Divinity School) and Jan Stievermann (Universität Heidelberg)
“What is the Jonathan Edwards Center?”

19:15-20:15
Peter J. Thuessen (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)
“Jonathan Edwards and the Transatlantic World of Books”

Thursday, 12 July
Symposium
“New Avenues in Jonathan Edwards Studies and Eighteenth-Century Religious History”

9:30-10:30
Hermann Wellenreuther (Universität Göttingen)
“Is Religion Affected by Atlantic Transfers in the Early Modern Period?”

11:00-12:00
Andreas Beck (Evangelische Theologische Fakulteit, Leuven)
“Jonathan Edwards and Reformed Orthodoxy on Free Will and Determinism”

12:00-14:00
Lunch Break

14:00-15:00
Sarah Rivett (Princeton University)
“Savage Sounds: Indigenous Words and Missionary Linguistics in New Light Theology”

15:30-16:30
Reiner Smolinski (Georgia State University)
“Cotton Mather and Jonathan Edwards and the Challenge of Philosophical Materialism”

17:00-18:00
Round Table
“New Projects and Archives in Eighteenth-Century Religious History”

To register for the lecture or the symposium, call the HCA at 06221/54-3710 or e-mail dsilliman@hca.uni-heidelberg.de by 1 July.

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