Making The Visual Jonathan Edwards

My interest in visualizing Jonathan Edwards dates back over 10 years to a time when I began studying Edwards’ “Images of Divine Things” as a theologically rich devotional resource. I shared some of that backstory last year in an interview with Matthew Everhard. This past summer I met with Joey Cochran, Assistant Director of the…

Works, Justification and Righteousness

This animation is a simple and brief demonstration of the Visual Jonathan Edwards. Much more complicated analyses are possible. Below is a visualization of Works, Justification and Righteousness as they occur together in the Works of Jonathan Edwards, Yale edition vols 1-26.

Shadows and Types

A visualization of allegory, imagination, poetry, shadows, types, and related terms in the Works of Jonathan Edwards. Navigation: Click to zoom in. Click-drag to pan. Mouse wheel to zoom in or out. Alt-click-drag to create a zoom rectangle. Full screen option on toolbar.  

Fasting and Prayer

A visualization of “Fasting” and “Prayer” in the Works of Jonathan Edwards. Navigation: Click to zoom in. Click-drag to pan. Mouse wheel to zoom in or out. Alt-click-drag to create a zoom rectangle. Full screen option on toolbar.

h. DEATH OF A SAINT

A visualization of select keywords from “Miscellanies,” no. h. DEATH OF A SAINT. Navigation: Click to zoom in. Click-drag to pan. Mouse wheel to zoom in or out. Alt-click-drag to create a zoom rectangle. Full screen option on toolbar.

Edwardseana, Fall 2017

The third annual issue of Edwardseana from the Edwards Center at TEDS is now available with great book reviews and events in the field of Jonathan Edwards Studies, including a feature story on JESociety (pp. 20–23). Download

Heathen and the Trinity

A visualization of Heathen and the Trinity in Edwards’ “Miscellanies,” nos. a-1360. Navigation: Click to zoom in. Click-drag to pan. Mouse wheel to zoom in or out. Alt-click-drag to create a zoom rectangle. Full screen option on toolbar.

Prayer and Providence

Visualized below are the occurrences of and connections between Prayer and Providence in Edwards’ “Miscellanies,” nos. a-1360.

Why Visualize Jonathan Edwards?

The Works of Jonathan Edwards have been rightly hailed as a singular monument to America’s Theologian — “no comparable digital resource for an American religious figure exists.” But what remains to be done with this mountain of text? Mine it and discover the veins of its precious metals! This is a task for deep visualization….