Recent books authored or edited by Andrews University Faculty
Annetta Gibson and Daniel Augsburger
How can one be a Christian in the world of business, not just on the weekend? How can one be honorable in business? Through the integration of the Christian worldview and business ethics, this book provides Christians with a mental framework with which to answer these important questions.
Beginning with Genesis as the foundation for the Christian’s worldview and the Ten Commandments as the outline for the Christian’s ethical obligations, the authors develop principles upon which ethical choices can be made, even when working in a primarily non-Christian-oriented business environment. The book is designed to be helpful both to those beginning their career in business and those already employed in business who struggle with how to engage in today’s business environment while maintaining their commitment to God’s vision for life to be both meaningful and honorable.
Topics of business ethics such as employee rights, discrimination, technology and privacy, insider trading and accounting fraud, and the special challenges of working internationally are covered. The added value this book brings to these discussions lies in its serious consideration of the Christian worldview as foundational to ethical decision-making in everyday areas of business.
The significance and challenge of the city for the Christian church is the question of how to go about sharing the Gospel there. It is easy to react to the changes happening in the city, to critique the influence it has on human culture. But critical responses to change do not constitute a positive witness. We cannot simply sound an alarm. Warnings are of little help when humans are shaping and defining new horizons in technology and striving to solve vexing problems.
Memories, essays, interviews, denominational research reports on both quantitative & qualitative data from different parts of the world by the Seminary as well as Social Science professors and professionals
Excerpts from: White, Ellen G. The Great Controversy. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1911. Chapter 4. White, Ellen G. Historical Sketches of the Foreign Missions of the Seventh-day Adventists. Basle: Imprimerie Polyglotte, 1885. Chapter 57.
Dejun Fu, Uygun V. Valiev, Gary W. Burdick, and Pavel E. Pyak
The interaction between electromagnetic radiation and matter (English version) first introduced the basic theory of electromagnetic radiation, including Maxwell's equations, the Druze-Lorenz electron theory and the Planck-Einstein theory, This paper expounds the physical meaning of the basic parameters of the interaction between electromagnetic radiation and solids, and introduces the basic modes of plasma excitation and optical waveguide. Then we introduce the Bonn-Oppenheimer approximation of the electron motion in solids, the single electron approximation and the Bloch theorem describing the periodicity of solids, and illustrate the various transition mechanisms caused by electromagnetic radiation interacting with solids.
Gus Gregorutti and Nanette Svenson
This volume examines research productivity within schools in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and presents examples of various successful LAC North-South programs which have propelled university research in the region. Much of the scholarly work on North-South research to date has concentrated principally on joint publications and co-authorship bibliometrics. In this book, cases are explored within the context of study on international research collaborations to highlight the motivations, mechanics, limitations, and success factors involved in the North-South relationships and their resulting research output.
S. Joseph Kidder
That evening Joseph Kidder was beaten almost to death, thrown into the street unconscious, kicked out of the family forever—all because of his new faith. And so began his long journey from the Babylon of his secular life in Iraq to the amazing love of God and the importance of surrender to His plan. He didn’t know then the many struggles and sacrifices that still awaited, but prayer, his faith in the Scriptures, and the support of his new church family would bring him to a life of ministry and service that continues today.
Janine M. Lim and Anthony Williams
This collection of research by Adventist online educators will be useful to many online educators, including those interested in the intersection of faith and online learning, and online learning in faith communities. This research spans four major areas of online delivery: (1) the pursuit of Adventist distinctiveness and the Adventist experience within online delivery, applicable to all those considering the connection between the mission of an institution and it’s online delivery; (2) the empowering and enabling of students, staff, and faculty for advising, monitoring, and resourcing quality online experiences; (3) the power of technology to support collaboration among our institutions, our faculty, our teams; and (4) the supports, training, and methods needed for the effectiveness of online delivery.If you are an administrator, online program director, or teach in an online program, this book will serve as a professional resource that can help ensure that programs offered effectively meet the needs of students while supporting and extending the school’s mission.
Just as we must study history to better understand our world, so must we study the individuals who created history to better understand ourselves. By examining how the legacies of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and Gandhi, for example, have shaped our society, we can learn to better shape our own legacies.
The Leadership Legacy offers a broad look at the role of leadership throughout human history, exploring the many ways in which successful leaders have used their circumstances, talent, values, and service to assert their influence. Here is a quick glimpse of what you can expect within these pages:
- A thorough examination of the theories of leadership
- Case studies of history’s greatest leaders, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Nelson Mandela, and Mother Teresa, among many others
- Thoughtful questions at the end of each chapter to help extend the discussion beyond the page
What makes a good leader? The answer changes over time. As Gandhi said, “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”
With the lessons revealed in this book, you will be able to identify for yourself what it means to be a good leader in the twenty-first century.
Jiri Moskala and John Peckham
"Does our reliance on the sacrifice of Christ lessen the importance of our pursuit of holiness?
- Is it possible to over emphasize the importance of our actions in hastening or holding back the Second Coming?
- Is the realization of our moral frailty eroding our faith?
The second coming of Christ has been the topic galvanizing the establishment and identity of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It remains the one true center of our eschatology, and the blessed hope of our lives. However, for a people so inspired by the divine solution to the conflicted journey of the human race, the fact remains that we may not always agree on how this knowledge should influence the lives of end-time believers. Could it be that our desire to live a holy life is displacing the joy of the gospel in our experience?
God’s Character and the Last Generation is a serious attempt to review the relationship between the role of God’s salvation work and the human response. For a generation witnessing the closing act of the great controversy, we are called to reflect God’s character while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the “pioneer and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:2, NIV). This book will help us understand the different positions regarding Christian living in the end time, the historical development of Adventist thought about this topic, and the theological issues involved."
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.
The Norwegian Ancestry of Johannes (John) Larson (1886-1957); From the Bakken Subfarm, Guggedal Main Farm in Rogaland County, Norway to the Suldal Norwegian Settlement in Juneau County, Wisconsin
Lawrence W. Onsager
The Johannes Larson family is part of the Norwegian-American settlement in southern Juneau County, Wisconsin, which became known as the Suldal Norwegian-American settlement because the overwhelming majority of the settlers came from the Suldal Parish in Rogaland County in western Norway. The connection with Suldal, Norway began in 1850 with the coming of Johannes Larson’s great uncle, Knut Ormson, to settle in Lindina Township. The Suldal Norwegian-American settlement is located in the triangle formed by the communities of Elroy, Mauston, and New Lisbon, in the townships of Fountain, Lisbon, Lindina, and Plymouth.
In 1864, Johannes Larson’s grandfather, Lars Osmundson, a renter on the Bakken subfarm under Guggedal and a former school teacher, led a party of 50 people from Suldal. They came on two sailing ships which left Stavanger on May 4, 1864 and arrived in Quebec on June 2, 1864. Traveling from there to Chicago, they were settled in Juneau County by June of 1864.
This genealogy is part of a larger prosopographical study of the Suldal settlement, The Juneau County Bygdebok, A Genealogy of the Norwegian Settlers, 1850-1950. This study attempts to identify all of the Norwegians who settled in Juneau County, Wisconsin between the first settlement in 1850 and approximately 1900. The identified families are traced one generation back into Norway and their descendents are traced to about 1950.
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 described by Robert Anderson in his article “The Joys of Prosopography: Collective Biography for Genealogists,” in American Ancestors, volume 11, pp. 25-7, where he discusses applying the principles of prosopography to genealogical research in his Great Migration Study project, which has attempted to identify all those Europeans who settled in New England prior to 1635.
Richard Davidson, Ekkehardt Mueller, and Joel Iparraguirre trans.
La interpretación de la Biblia no es solamente para los especialistas, sino que es accesible para cualquiera. Esto quiere decir que todos deben leerla y comprenderla, desde aquellos que dedican un tiempo a su devoción personal, hasta los lideres de iglesia, pastores y estudiantes de seminario.
Este práctico libro nos ofrece diez pasos a seguir para explorar la riqueza de la Palabra de Dios. Nos permite descubrir, además:
1. La importancia de las Escrituras como autoridad de fe.
2. La Biblia como su única interprete.
3. Un método eficaz y correcto de estudio e interpretación.
4. Consejos valiosos para evitar errores.
5. La función que desempeña el Espíritu Santo en el estudio de la Biblia.
EL objetivo de esta obra es proporcionar herramientas útiles que enseñen a los estudiosos de la Biblia, cómo deben abordar la Palabra de Dios. La Biblia se debe interpretar y necesita, sin duda, una hermenéuticasóloda para la exposición del texto, de modo que se pueda explicar correctamente.
Kathleen Demsky and Carey Carscallen
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]
Ben A. Maguad and Robert M. Krone
" Higher education is capturing headlines across America, but not always for what some consider the right reasons. As tuition costs have out-paced the cost of living and student debt has soared, debates rage over whether a college degree provides a good return on the student’s investment of time and money. Within the context of the current unsettled educational environment, Professors Maguad and Krone’s work is a welcome resource. The authors, in the opening chapter, identify the principles that have guided the Quality Movement in industry and business and apply them to the world of higher education. Drawing from their years of experience in the classroom, their participation in the business world, governmental agencies, and their long-standing involvement in the Quality Movement, Maguad and Krone provide an overview of the Quality Movement and identify the people who influenced its growth and contributed to its success. The brief biographies of those who have been associated with the Quality Movement in America and other countries give life to the movement. The contributions each person has made to the Quality Movement and the effect these people had on industry, business and government are a balance to the world of theory and hypothesis." From review by Lawrence G. Downing
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.
"Five centuries ago, when the bodies of men belonged to the king and their souls to the church, there were resounding libertarian voices whose echoes remain: the voice of the reformers. They proclaimed the ancient truths of the Bible, above all, five postulates that came to be known as "the five alone": saved only by grace, only by means of faith, only by the sacrifice of Christ, belief in Scripture alone, and the glory be only to God.
Soon, the Bible was being read by the people, and its benefits were incalculable. The nations where these postulates were accepted knew freedom and progress.
In the short book, with ownership and simplicity, Dr. Ricardo Norton develops these concepts and puts these benefits within the reach of his readers."
"This book brings to light the biblical truth about music and worship. Adriana Perera's insight is clear, deep, close-up and Bible-based."