One of the reasons the Junius Institute exists is to help disseminate scholarship on the Reformation and post-Reformation eras, and so when some of our scholars and associates publish items, we’re happy to take note.
To wit, JI senior fellow Richard Muller has had an ongoing discussion with Paul Helm on the place of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) in relationship to the Reformed tradition. The most recent issue of Jonathan Edwards Studies, a notable online journal of scholarship relating to the “greatest American theologian,” has the latest installments.
Here’s a list of the essays in order so you can catch up on the state of the question:
- Richard A. Muller, “Jonathan Edwards and the Absence of Free Choice: A Parting of Ways in the Reformed Tradition,” Jonathan Edwards Studies 1, no. 1 (2011): 3-22.
- Paul Helm, “Jonathan Edwards and the Parting of the Ways?” Jonathan Edwards Studies 4, no. 1 (2014): 42-60.
- Richard A. Muller, “Jonathan Edwards and Francis Turretin on Necessity, Contingency, and Freedom of Will. In Response to Paul Helm,” Jonathan Edwards Studies 4, no. 3 (2014): 266-285.
- Paul Helm, “Turretin and Edwards Once More,” Jonathan Edwards Studies 4, no. 3 (2014): 286-296.
To access the articles, all you need to do is register on the JES site and you can download these and other offerings for free. Jonathan Edwards Studies is a publication of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, which offers a wealth of other resources as well.