Sang Hyun Lee Honored
Sang Hyun Lee Honored
On September 17, 2015, a portrait of Professor Sang Hyun Lee was hung at Princeton Theological Seminary honoring his work and service to the seminary, to promoting Asian-American Studies and students in academia and the ministry, and to Edwards Studies as an editor, scholar, and teacher. His contributions to the Yale series of Edwards's Works included the editing of volume 21, on The Trinity, Grace and Faith, which featured a masterful introduction.
He organized and hosted two international conferences on Edwards, one in Philadelphia in 1996, and another at PTS in 2002, both of which resulted in published proceedings, entitled, respectively, Edwards In Our Time and The Princeton Companion to Jonathan Edwards, both of which introduced Edwards to new audiences. He was also one of the key speakers at the National Symposium on Edwards held in Washington, DC, on the tercentenary of Edwards birth in 2003. Most of all, Prof. Lee's master work, The Philosophical Theology of Jonathan Edwards, published in 1988 and again in 2000, with its identification of Edwards' dispositional ontology, established a paradigm for interpretation that continues to set the parameters for Edwards scholarship to this day.
Most recently, he contributed to the forthcoming Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia. Prof. Lee's legacy endures not only through his writings, but through the students he taught and the dissertations he directed, forming future generations of scholars, ministers, and educators.
Today, Edwards enjoys unprecedented interest on a global scale, and Prof. Lee, through his dynamic portrayal and recommendation of Edwards thought, has played a vital role in cultivating and encouraging that level of readership and dialogue. We all owe him a great debt for the time, thought and effort he devoted to the study of Edwards, and we are delighted to express our heartfelt admiration for and appreciation to him as his portrait is hung to grace the hallowed halls of Princeton Theological Seminary.
For a video of the ceremony, featuring remarks by Prof. Lee, click on the link