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….
The visualization below is a comparative analysis of Imputation and Sin in Edwards’ treatise on Original Sin and his “Miscellanies,” nos. a-1360.
The visualization below is of “Miscellanies,” a. OF HOLINESS with keywords and their relationships to other occurences in the “Miscellanies.”
The visualization below is of Christ, Comfort, Overcome, and World in the “Miscellanies” of Jonathan Edwards.
The visualization below is of Harmony, Virtue, Love, and Beauty in the “Miscellanies” of Jonathan Edwards.
The visualization below is of Beauty, Holiness, and Love in the “Miscellanies” of Edwards.
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.
The visualization below is a snapshot of the current state of The Miscellanies Project. The deep zoom image is a comprehensive network graph of selections made by the project contributors to date. To learn more go to https://www.jesociety.org/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…
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”
A visualization of the keywords Universal, Particular, and Redemption in the Miscellanies of Jonathan Edwards.
Below is a visualization of Freedom, Sovereignty, and Election in the Miscellanies of Jonathan Edwards.
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
Jonathan Edwards’ Miscellanies, nos. a–1360 visualized
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…