Keynote Speakers

Andreas J. Beck (ETF Leuven, BE) (PhD Utrecht University) is Professor and Department Chair of Historical Theology at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, as well as Academic Dean. He serves as Director of the Institute of Post-Reformation Studies (IPRS) and as Co-Director of the Jonathan Edwards Center Benelux, both at ETF Leuven.

Willem van Vlastuin (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL) (PhD TU Apeldoorn) is Professor of Theology and Spirituality of Reformed Protestantism at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. He is Dean of the seminary of the Hersteld Hervormde Kerk at this university. In 2014 he published Be Renewed. A Theology of Personal Renewal and his Catholic Today. A Reformed Conversation on Catholicity is forthcoming.

Crawford Gribben (Queen’s University, Belfast, UK) teaches history at Queen’s University Belfast. He is the author of several books on the history of Puritanism and evangelicalism, including John Owen and English Puritanism (Oxford University Press, 2016) and An introduction to John Owen (Crossway, 2020).

Michael McClenahan (Union Theological College, Belfast, UK) is an Irish Presbyterian minister and Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological College in Belfast. He is executive director of BibleMesh which works with churches, ministries, and institutions to provide affordable theological education around the world. He is the interim Minister of Vinecash (vini-cash) Presbyterian Church in rural County Armagh, Northern Ireland.

Amanda Porterfield (Florida State University Tallahassee, FL, US) is Emerita Professor of Religion at Florida State University. She is the author of eight monographs in American religious history and the history of Christianity including Female Piety in Puritan New England (Oxford University Press, 1992) and Corporate Spirit: Religion and the Rise of the Modern Corporation (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Lisanne Winslow (University of Northwestern, St. Paul, MN, US) holds a PhD in Cell Biology and a PhD in Systematic Theology. She teaches in the Departments of Biology and Biblical Studies at the University of Northwestern, St Paul. In her scientific research she is a marine invertebrate immunologist. She applies her knowledge of the natural world to a Theology of Nature using Edwards’ Creation metaphysics and natural philosophy.

Adriaan Neele (Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI, US) (PhD, University of Utrecht) is Director of the Doctoral Program and Professor of Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.

Kenneth P. Minkema (Yale University, New Haven, CT, US) is the Executive Editor of The Works of Jonathan Edwards and of the Jonathan Edwards Center & Online Archive at Yale University, with an appointment as member of the Research Faculty at Yale Divinity School.

Harry S. Stout (Yale University, New Haven, CT, US) is the Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Religious History at Yale and General Editor of The Works of Jonathan Edwards. His most recent book is: American Aristocrats: A Family, A Fortune, and The Making of American Capitalism (Basic Books, 2017).

Tibor Fabiny (Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, HU) is Professor of English Literature specializing on Shakespeare, Tyndale and Jonathan Edwards. He is Director of the Center of Hermeneutical Research which includes the Jonathan Edwards Center-Hungary.