Recent books authored or edited by Andrews University Faculty
The Jacobson Family from Laerdal Parish, Sogn Og Fjordane County, Norway: Pioneer Norwegian Settlers in Greenwood Township, Vernon County, Wisconsin
Lawrence W. Onsager
The Jacobson family emigrated from Laerdal in Sogn og Fjordane County, Norway to Greenwood Township, Vernon County, Wisconsin between 1857 and 1882. They were members of the Greenwood Norwegian Lutheran Church and were part of the Greenwood Norwegian-American Settlement in Vernon County.
This genealogy is part of a prosopographical study of the Greenwood settlement. Prosopographical research has the goal of learning about patterns of relationships and activities through the study of collective biography. Prosopography is interested in the details of individuals' lives and relationships not only with family but also with in-laws, friends, clients, business contacts and so forth. Even one-time contacts may be important.
An example of such a study is Robert Anderson’s article “The Joys of Prosopography: Collective Biography for Genealogists,” in the American Ancestors magazine, where he discusses applying the principles of prosopography to genealogical research in his Great Migration study.
Denis Fortin and Ellen Gould Harmon White
125th anniversary edition
The Old Testament law is foundational for our understanding of the Bible, but for many it remains some of the Old Testament's most foreign and exotic material. This book by a leading evangelical expert in biblical law helps readers understand Old Testament law, how it functioned in the Old Testament, and how it is (and is not) instructive for contemporary Christians. The author explicates the often confusing legal system of ancient Israel, differentiates between time-bound cultural aspects of Israelite law and universally applicable aspects of the divine value system, and shows the ethical relevance of Old Testament law for Christians today.
Estamos despreparados para enfrentar o atual desafio missionário. Somos uma igreja que emergiu de uma realidade rural, mas que agora é confrontada com um mundo urbano. Mas os problemas não param por aí, hoje enfrentamos uma sociedade na qual as afirmações da verdade não fazem sentido para um número cada vez maior de pessoas, que chamamos de "pós-modernidade".
O presente livro será um guia para aqueles que procuram meios de navegar no novo campo da missão urbana pós-moderna, buscando maneiras de pregar a verdade bíblica. há muitos anos de pesquisa erudita por trás desta obra, porém, o autor colocou seu aprendizado em prática, fundando a Comunidade Nova Semente. Na presente obra temos o fruto desses anos de estudo e práticas.
Searching the Scriptures: Andrews University Seminary Emerging Scholars Pay Tribute to Their Professors
Slavisa Milodar Jankovic
The purpose of this project is simple. In writing these essays each author wishes to offer a tangible expression of appreciation and gratitude to those professors who have invested their time in teaching them the value of studying Scripture. Each one of the professors represented has greatly influenced the authors’ understanding of the Biblical text, and for this they are forever indebted to them. This festschrift recognizes the scholarship of the following professors: Drs. Richard M. Davidson, Jiří Moskala, Roy Gane, Ranko Stefanović, Paul Gregor, and Thomas Shepherd.
S. Joseph Kidder and Chen Zhang trans
"How did the early Christians leave such a profound impact on their world? And how can we, 2,000 years later, follow in their footsteps? The Big Four thoroughly explores four key secrets that not only made the early church a success but also produced thriving Seventh-day Adventist churches that are rapidly growing the kingdom of heaven. No matter who you are, The Big Four's inspiring stories and practical, proven methods will equip you to experience personal and collective revival, ultimately leading to powerful ministry and evangelism." [from 2012 English edition]
Giorgia Lanzaroni, Elizabeth Lesnes, and Randall Younker
In queste pagine Salemi vuole raccontare di sé, dei suoi luoghi e del suo patrimonio artistico e culturale. Da qui la volontà degli autori di recuperare l’identità della città attraverso una sintesi degli studi storico-archeologici e artistici del territorio. Ad arricchire il volume, le schede dei luoghi, dei monumenti e dei siti archeologici più rappresentativi della città, corredate da fotografie storiche e recenti poste a confronto.[From publisher's catalogue]
When Martin Luther King, Jr., marched on Selma, wrote a defense of civil disobedience from a Jail in Birmingham, and proclaimed his dream of racial equality on the steps of the Lincoln memorial, was he acting in the tradition of his namesake, the 16th century Protestant reformer Martin Luther? Were their connections to the unfolding stream of Protestant history merely historical accidents? Were they both just responding to the universal human resolve to stand for conviction and truth?
To ask the question more broadly, did the Protestant Reformation play any positive role in the development of human rights in the west?
The 500th anniversary of the publication of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses in 1517 is a perfect time to reflect on these questions. 500 Years of Protest and Liberty traces a direct line from Martin Luther’s powerful ideas about the equality of persons before God to more current debates about equal opportunity and the fundamental rights of humanity. Along the way, it asks tough questions about where the protestant church is headed today.
Most important, 500 Years of Protest and Liberty is a reminder that Martin Luther’s powerful ideas, which shaped our thinking as Christians today, call us back to the fundamental principles of our Christianity.
Tiago Arrais, Kenneth Bergland, and Michael F. Younker
Scripture and Philosophy presents a collection of essays by students of Dr. Fernando Canale. They cover a wide spectrum of philosophical and biblical issues related to his work. Edited by Tiago Arrais, Kenneth Bergland, and Michael F. Younker.
Table of contents: Introduction / Michael F. Younker with Tiago Arrais and Kenneth Bergland -- Life sketch of Fernando Canale / Silvia Canale Bacchiocchi -- Part I: Understanding the vision : An introduction to Canale's criticism of theological reason / Sven Focker -- Divine passibility, analogical temporality, and theo-ontology: implications of a canonical approach / John C. Peckham -- Hermeneutics of doctrine and theological deconstruction: the contribution of Fernando Canale for doctrinal studies / Adriani Milli Rodrigues -- Narrowing the hermeneutical circle: Fernando Canale on reason, revelation, and truth / Zane Yi -- God's involvement in inspired-biblical-language in selected works of Vern Poythress and Fernando Canale / Iriann Marie Hausted -- Canale's utilization of phenomenology: analyzing its problems and perspectives / Oliver Glanz -- A study of Canale's historiography / Rodrigo Galiza -- The biblical sanctuary motif in historical perspective / Denis Kaiser -- From metaphysics to templephysics: situating the significance of Fernando Canale's contributions for the 'Christian Philosopher' / Michael F. Younker -- Part II: On the horizons of the vision : Reading as a disclosure of the thoughts of the heart / Kenneth Bergland -- The influence of macro-hermeneutical assumptions upon biblical interpretation: a brief evaluation of the historical grammatical method / Tiago Arrais -- Scripture authorizing doctrine: a case study from the Epistle to the Hebrews / Kessia Reyne Bennett -- Biblical hermeneutics at the onset of Christianity: a comparison between the Alexandrian and Antiochene schools of interpretation / C. Adelina Alexe -- Luther in the eucharistic debates: sola scriptura or divination of man? / Silvia Canale Bacchiocchi -- What makes humans human? Personal ontology in the creation narrative of day six (Gen. 1:24-31) / Marla A. Samaan Nedelcu -- Philosophy, theology, and language: Ludwig Wittgenstein and Fernando L. Canale / Moises Estrada -- Postmodernism and Heidegger's critique of modernity / Christian Wannenmacher -- Velocity and technique in the contemporary era: understanding the mediatic logic through Martin Heidegger / Tales Tomaz -- The collateral effects of the delay of Jesus' Parousia on the message, mission, and worship of the church / Elmer A. Guzman
P. Gerard Damsteegt
Eine der am schnellsten wachsenden Religionsgemeinschaften heutzutage sind die Siebenten-Tags-Adventisten, und dieses Wachstum hält dank ihrer weltweiten Missionsstrategien unvermindert an.
Dr. Damsteegt liefert eine umfassende und detaillierte Studie über Ursprung und Entwicklung der wichtigsten Glaubenslehren, die den Anstoß für diese Mission gebildet haben. Er betrachtet die frühe Geschichte der Gemeinde im Umfeld des religiösen Amerikas des 19. Jahrhunderts und beschreibt innerhalb dieses Rahmens, wie die Siebenten-Tags-Adventisten zu den biblischen Argumenten kamen, mit denen sie ihre Existenz begründeten.
Mit seinen umfangreichen Quellenangaben und den Anhängen einschließlich eines Teils mit vielen Begriffsdefinitionen bildet dieses Buch einen herausragenden Beitrag zum Studium der Geschichte und Theologie der STA. (Publisher web site)
Collection of photographs and artwork in expression of appreciation to Marco Rostan, who acted as a guide to students of the Andrews University School of Architecture and Interior Design on their tours of Waldenses sites in Piedmont, Italy.
Jacques B. Doukhan
The book of Genesis has been called “the most important book ever written.” As the first book of the Bible, it not only contains or anticipates all the biblical truths, it is also the book that, more than any other biblical book, has impacted the whole of Scripture, and theology at large. Without the book of Genesis, the Bible would be incomprehensible.
According to author Jacques Doukhan, DHL, ThD, “The book of Genesis is…the ideal place to start our study, not only because it will help us understand our origins and destination, but also because it teaches us how to engage with and reach out to others. In the process we will be surprised by a God of love and mercy, whose first revelation is reported in the book of Genesis.” (Publisher web site)
Lawrence G. Downing, Robert M. Krone, and Ben A. Maguad
This book affirms the global need for moral leadership in the 21st century at a time when the risks to human survival have been increasing. What is particularly needed is leadership with ethical or moral behavior ingrained in its values system. People know that when they are not treated ethically and morally, bad things happen. They recognize that when crime or unethical acts are chosen, stable and productive lives are damaged and environments become destructive. They, therefore, prefer an environment where their lives proceed in constructive ways to improve the quality of life for themselves and others. In view of this, intentional immoral and unethical behavior for short-term gains should be identified and prevented from sowing seeds of destruction.
The authors believe that the purpose of moral leadership is to increase the quality of life for humanity by eliminating the huge tragic costs and wastes that inevitably results from immoral or unethical leadership. To evaluate and compare existing moral leadership with desired standards, they proposed the use of Values Analysis as the methodological tool powered by the Ideas Unlimited Group Survey Method which is able to penetrate the complexities Values Analysis presents.
Ethical and moral leadership is still the most critical variable that leaders must have to influence organizational behavior and performance. Quality cannot be achieved or sustained in an immoral, corrupt or dishonest system. The need for moral leadership will continue to increase with the ever increasing human and material costs of its failure. Hence, the onus is on leaders to take an active role in promoting positive values and practices in their organizations and communities.
A good way to teach moral leadership is via the Benefit-Cost Method by providing some examples of all the good that can occur when individuals or groups have high moral and ethical standards and contrast these with the destructiveness and misery which result from opposite cases. There may be no more important subject for teachers and students than the pursuit of the vision to achieve universal moral leadership.
- Theory and Purpose for Moral Leadership
- Moral Leadership through the Ages
- Values Analysis for Moral Leadership
- When Moral Leadership Fails
- Building Your Personal Foundation for Moral Leadership
- Humankind’s Future and Moral Leadership
- Guidelines for Teachers
S. Joseph Kidder
Jeste li se ikada pitali kako bi bilo svjedočiti tome da više od tri tisuće ljudi u jednom danu preda svoje živote Gospodinu? Biti dio predivne obitelji posvećenih vjernika koja neprekidno raste - brojčano, zemljopisno i duhovno? Biti prepoznat kao osoba koja hoda s Isusom?
Kako su prvi kršćani uspjeli izvršiti tako dubok utjecaj na tadašnji svijet? I kako mi možemo, dvije tisuće godina kasnije, slijediti njihove stope? Knjiga "Četiri čimbenika crkvenog rasta" temeljito istražuje četiri ključne tajne koje su prvu Crkvu učinile uspješnom i stvorile uspješne adventističke crkve koje naglo povećavaju Božje kraljevstvo.
Bez obzira na to tko ste, nadahnjujuća iskustva i primjenjive dokazane metode koje pruža ova knjiga pripremit će vas da doživite osobno i zajedničko buđenje koje će vas dovesti do moćne službe i evanđeoskog rada.
Čitajte i pripremite se na to da će Gospodin svakodnevno pridodati trenutnom broju vjernika nove spašene!
Não há dúvida de que o conhecimento científico moderno nos trouxe grandes benefícios. Mas nossa dependência desse princípio foi adquirida por um alto preço. Aceitamos várias separações: corpo e espírito, palavras e ações, indivíduo e grupo. Hoje, estamos lutando para redescobrir uma compreensão do todo: o evangelho todo, a pessoa como um todo, o indivíduo em comunidade, o cuidado com a saúde que leva em consideração a pessoa toda. Wagner Kuhn apresenta um estudo profundo sobre a compreensão da vida. Ele mostra que a Bíblia não reconhece nenhuma dessas separações modernas. O evangelho é dirigido ao ser humano em todas as suas dimensões, necessidades e potencialidades.
This Festschrift in honor of Dr. Davidson is divided into four parts that reflect upon his main areas of study, lectures, and publications: (1) Old Testament Exegesis; (2) Intertextuality, Typology, and Ancient Near Eastern Background; (3) New Testament Studies; and (4) Theology and Church History.
Desmond H. Murray, Sherine O. Obare, and James H. Hageman
The late great American hero John Glenn once said, "The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds." Imagine if our 21 million American high school students were inspired and immersed in at least one year of original, hands-on research. Imagine the potential impact of even 0.1% to 1% of these students continuing to do more research in all four years of college. This is the clear and simple yet powerful vision that the editors and authors of The Power and Promise of Early Research offer as a fundamental and system-wide game-changer for American science education. It is a passionate advocacy for proactively engaging students in authentic research earlier than is traditionally done. They spotlight the pedagogical, professional and practical benefits of not waiting until graduate school when students have successfully run the conventional gauntlet of required courses before they are fully immersed in doing authentic research. Rather, their collective vision for this foundational shift in when students should be allowed to start conducting research is succinctly captured in three words: early, often, and universal. The editors express their conviction in the introductory chapter: " We believe that our young men and women, 18-24, across the United States can contribute to finding scientific and technological solutions to societal challenges. We can enlist them to combat diseases and addictions, to find alternative energy solutions, to create new materials for new industries, or to address the scientific and technological challenges of, for example, urbanization, healthcare, security, privacy, resource scarcity and climate change. We believe they will rise to, and even exceed, our expectations if we imagine research differently: early, often and universal."
What are the roles of canon and community in the understanding and articulation of Christian doctrine? Should the church be the doctrinal arbiter in the twenty-first century? In Canonical Theology John Peckham tackles this complex, ongoing discussion by shedding light on issues surrounding the biblical canon and the role of the community for theology and practice.
Peckham examines the nature of the biblical canon, the proper relationship of Scripture and tradition, and the interpretation and application of Scripture for theology. He lays out a compelling canonical approach to systematic theology — including an explanation of his method, a step-by-step account of how to practice it, and an example of what theology derived from this canonical approach looks like.(Publisher Website)
Thomas Shepherd and Ranko Stefanovic
Robert M. Johnston has served as a teacher and missionary for the Seventh-day Adventist Church for 60 years. He is a beloved Emeritus Professor of New Testament a the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. He has taught thousands around the world and his work on the parables of Jesus in relation to rabbinic parables, They Also Taught in Parables, is still quoted today. Bob's humble focus on service and honesty, linked to his robust health in his ninth decade are an inspiration to colleagues and students alike. This collection of articles on Old and New Testament parables is lovingly dedicated to him.
Lawrence Silver, Robert Stevens, Courtney Kernek, Bruce Wrenn, and David Loudon
Identifying and assessing information is a key to a successful marketing strategy. The Essentials of Marketing Research, 4th Edition, guides the student in designing, conducting and interpreting marketing research. This comprehensive textbook covers the full range of topics, including: • Secondary research and data mining • Marketing research ethics • Internet marketing research • Qualitative and exploratory research • Data collection tool design and deployment • Qualitative data analysis • Statistical analysis • Research report preparation With learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, a host of cases and a comprehensive companion website, this book offers a range of tools to help students develop and test their research and analytical skills. (publisher)
Towards a New History of San Miceli (Salemi–Trapani): Preliminary Results of the Excavation Campaign 2014-2015 [translated title]
Randall Younker and Elisabeth Lesnes
Co-edited by Randall W. Younker and Elisabeth Lesnes.
Original tite: Sicilia Archeologica, 108/2016. Rassegna di notizie, documentazioni e studi archeologici. Verso una nuova storia di San Miceli (Salemi-TP). Risultati preliminari delle campagne di scavo 2014-2015. a cura di Elisabeth Lesnes e Randall W. Younker. Sicilia Archeologica, 108/2016.
Rassegna di notizie, documentazioni e studi archeologici. Verso una nuova storia di San Miceli (Salemi-TP). Risultati preliminari delle campagne di scavo 2014-2015. a cura di Elisabeth Lesnes e Randall W. Younker.
L. S. Baker
Land of Rameses is an epic historical-biblical mystery novel in which Pharaoh, while navigating the political intrigue of his inner circle of advisers in order to expand his empire, must first decode his father’s cryptic dying words: “Beware of Ramoses!”
It is the Exodus story you know and love, told as you’ve never read and faithful to the Bible and Egyptian Archaeology in a way you’ll never forget. Land of Rameses reveals the secret to ultimate triumph following abject failure. It is the story of the struggle we all have to endure in order to either suppress or succumb to the pressure of outside forces on our lives. (From publisher site)
Bruce Bauer and Wagner Kuhn
Students from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Nigeria and Brazil were part of an Andrews University Doctor of Ministry cohort that met at the Adventist University of Africa from 2011 to 2014. Chapter two in their dissertations focused on biblical principles that spoke to current cultural and ministry issues. Many of these chapters are shared with a wider audience in this book.
Merlin D. Burt
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has become a truly global movement with almost twenty million members from diverse cultures and backgrounds; many of whom are unfamiliar with the history of God s leading and the prophetic ministry of Ellen White. While it does not attempt to provide the final answer for every question, Understanding Ellen White builds a foundation for interpreting her experience with God and her ministry. Basic to any understanding of Ellen White is her own walk with God. Two golden threads weave throughout her life and experience and are central to who she was and what she accomplished: the love of God in Christ and a focus on Scripture. When these two principles are correctly understood and integrated in examining Ellen White s life and experience, then all other issues addressed in this book are put in perspective. Perhaps the saddest reality regarding Ellen White s writings is that many dismiss them as irrelevant even before reading her work. A Kellogg s Corn Flakes advertisement from several years ago is apropos when applied to Ellen White s writings and ministry: whether you have lived with her writings your whole life or have never read her, the invitation is to taste them again for the very first time.