The Jonathan Edwards Society
The Visual Edwards Library is an online resource with a growing number of visualizations created with Visual Edwards software. Visualizations are based on the Yale edition of The Works of Jonathan Edwards, volumes 1-26, and the BASE LIST table below generally follows the arrangement in Edwards’ Table to the “Miscellanies.” Each downloadable PDF file is accompanied by a text transcript of the terms and settings used to generate the visualization. Highlighted nodes identify locations of phrases or terms in close proximity to each other in the 26 volumes of Edwards’ works.
Where Prof. Schafer relied on microscopes and radiology, more recent scholarship incorporates, in amazingly imaginative and helpful ways, new technologies. Rob Boss’ work on visualizing Edwards’ thought through dimensional traceries is a case in point. This “mapping” or imaging of the mind of Edwards is unique, and uniquely illumines the study of the man and presents new possibilities. “Sight” had both a physiological and a spiritual dimension for Edwards, who studied Newton as well as Milton, but he could hardly have anticipated the realms that visualization has taken on in the postmodern era.
—Kenneth P. Minkema, Jonathan Edwards Center, Yale University
Boss…is reframing and reshaping—literally—the landscape of Edwards studies.
—Cameron Schweitzer, Calvin Theological Journal April 2021