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Wilson to give new perspectives on Jonathan Edwards, Feb. 10

A lecture on "Jonathan Edwards in 2004: New Perspectives" will be presented by John Wilson, the Agate Brown and George Collord Professor of Religion Emeritus, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the East Room of Murray-Dodge.

Wilson, who also served as dean of the Graduate School from 1994 to 2002, is a specialist in American religious history whose scholarly research has focused on religion and public life and religious thought. He is the editor of "The Works of Jonathan Edwards: A History of the Work of Redemption" (Yale University Press, 1989).

This year, scholars are observing the 300th anniversary of the birth of Edwards, an American theologian and philosopher who was Princeton's third president. A leader of the religious revival known as the Great Awakening, Edwards headed the institution for just 34 days, from Feb. 16 to March 22, 1758, before succumbing to a smallpox inoculation.

The lecture, sponsored by the Office of Religious Life , will be followed by conversation and refreshments.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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