The Jonathan Edwards Center Germany will be participating in a colloquium at Notre Dame, in South Bend, Ind., on Oct. 1. Prof. Jan Stievermann, director of the center, will be speaking with Prof. Mark Noll, of Notre Dame, and Douglas Sweeney, of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, on “Jonathan Edwards, Cotton Mather and the Bible.”
All three men have books coming out this fall. Noel’s work, In the Beginning Was the Word: The Bible in Public Life, 1492-1783, is coming out with Oxford. Sweeney’s latest, Edwards the Exegete: Biblical Interpretation and Anglo-Protestant Culture on the Edge of the Enlightenment, is also being published by Oxford. Stievermann’s book, Prophecy, Piety, and the Problem of Historicity: Interpreting the Hebrew Scriptures in Cotton Mather’s Biblia Americana, is coming out with Mohr Siebeck.
Stievermann, Noll and Sweeney will discuss their forthcoming books and the some common questions and issues relating to the Bible in Puritan New England. The event is sponsored by the Notre Dame history department and is open to the public. It will be held at 217 DeBartolo, Thursday, Oct. 1, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.