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….

Original Sin and the Miscellanies

The visualization below is a comparative analysis of Imputation and Sin in Edwards’ treatise on Original Sin and his “Miscellanies,” nos. a-1360.

Dr. Adriaan Neele

Dr. Adriaan Neele referencing “The Miscellanies Project” of JESociety while lecturing on research methodology in a doctoral seminar at PRTS. Thanks to Matthew Dowling for this photo.

A Brief Infographic Explaining The Miscellanies Project

What is It and What’s Next? Recently a contributor, after selecting his areas of research and receiving his custom map of JE’s “Miscellanies,” replied in an email and asked what the next steps would look like. Great question! The visualization is meant to serve as a deep relational index and a helpful reference when the…

Grace and Heart

  A video visualization of relationships between the topics “Grace” and “Heart” in the “Miscellanies” of Jonathan Edwards. Nodes represent titles, keywords, and volume:page locations in the Works of Jonathan Edwards. Lines represent shared relationships between nodes. Call for Submissions to “The Miscellanies Project”

Freedom of Will

Below is a visualization of Freedom, Sovereignty, and Election in the Miscellanies of Jonathan Edwards.

Angels and Providence

Below is a visualization of Angels and Providence in the Miscellanies of Jonathan Edwards. Drag w/mouse, zoom w/mousewheel + when enlarged you can pinch/zoom/drag on touchscreen device Click here to enlarge

The Miscellanies Reader

A Unique Contribution There is a history of efforts to map the relationships among Edwards’ notebooks and sermons. Wilson Kimnach provides a wonderful diagram of dependencies in volume 10 of the WJE. “The Miscellanies Project” of the JESociety is a contribution to this effort. This project will enable scholars to conduct deep, comparative visual analyses…