The international network of Jonathan Edwards Centers is growing. There’s now a new center in Japan, at International Christian University, in Tokyo. This is evidence of the growing interest in Edwards around the world. There are now centers in South Africa, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Hungary, Poland, plus two in the United States and our own Jonathan Edwards Center Germany.
ICU is a liberal arts university offering more than 30 majors, including American Studies and Philosophy/Religion.
The new Japanese center will be run by Prof. Anri Morimoto. Morimoto was ordained a minister by the United Church of Christ in Japan in 1985, and earned a PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1991. He has an ongoing interest in Edwards. In 1995, he published a book on Edwards titled Jonathan Edwards and the Catholic Vision of Salvation. He also has published numerous articles and chapters on Edwards’ theology, including, recently, “American Conceptualization of Time and Jonathan Edwards’ Post-Millennialism Reconsidered” in the Japanese Journal of American Studies; “The End for Which God Created Jonathan Edwards,” in Jonathan Edwards as Contemporary: Essays in Honor of Sang Hyun Lee, edited by Don Schweitzer; and “An Edwardsian Lost and Found: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards in Asia” in After Jonathan Edwards: The Course of New England Theology, edited by Oliver D. Crisp and Douglas A. Sweeney.