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 of JE’s Miscellanies a–1360 as a whole.

The unique contribution of “The Miscellanies Project” will be a wide range of theological, visual analyses which serve as maps to JE’s thought in his Miscellanies. These analyses reveal never before seen patterns and clusters and their exact locations in volumes 13, 18, 20, and 23 in WJE.

JE scholars will be invited to contribute to The Miscellanies Reader which will be the print publication of the project. The Reader will be accompanied by a rich online exhibition on It will be very cool!

In the near future we will set a timeline, publish a list of available topics, prepare relevant data maps to assist research and writing, and start inviting contributors.

We are excited that Douglas A. Sweeney, Director of JECTEDS, will be writing the Foreword to The Miscellanies Reader and providing other assistance and expertise on this project.

If you would like to receive updates on the Project’s progress and research/writing opportunities, send an email request to