Recent books authored or edited by Andrews University Faculty
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.
Spanish translation of: Methodology for interpretation of Daniel 11:2-12:3
This minimalist booklet provides the student of biblical Hebrew with a panoramic view of the morphological forms of the language. The focus is on the panoramic reception of tables rather than any detailed explanation of morphological features or functions of verbal tenses and prepositions. Its convenient and concise format is ideal for supplementing textbooks in the preparation for quizzes and exams. Using this booklet will greatly facilitate the learning process for anyone eager to dive into the original Hebrew of the biblical text. Rehearsing the paradigms on a regular basis will make the reading of the Hebrew Bible easier, and the task of exegesis can be carried out more efficiently.
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
This book explores our Journey to the Heart of God by dealing with several Christian spiritual practices such as worship, prayer, Bible study, fellowship, fasting, giving, forgiveness, and touching lives.
S. Joseph Kidder
Moving Your Church translated into Romanian
S. Joseph Kidder
Vous êtes-vous déjà demandé quel effet cela ferait d’assister à la conversion de trois mille personnes, donnant leur vie au Seigneur en un seul jour ? De faire partie d’une communauté aimante de chrétiens engagés, croissant continuellement, numériquement, géographiquement et spirituellement ? D’être connu comme une personne dont le caractère ressemble à celui de Christ parce qu’il l’a côtoyé ?
Comment les premiers chrétiens ont-ils eu un tel impact sur le monde qui les entourait ? Comment pouvons-nous, deux mille ans plus tard, suivre leurs traces ? Cet ouvrage explore les quatre secrets qui ont fait le succès de l’église chrétienne, et celui des églises adventistes prospères qui croissent rapidement.
Qui que vous soyez, les méthodes inspirantes et pratiques présentées dans cet ouvrage vous équiperont pour expérimenter un réveil personnel et collectif, en vue d’un ministère et d’une évangélisation efficaces.
Étudiez donc ce livre, et préparez-vous, car le Seigneur « ajoutera chaque jour à votre église ceux qui seront sauvés ».
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.
S. Joseph Kidder and Gerardo Oudri
Hope for the Orphan is a compilation of reports given at the 180 Symposium themed "Sabbath School Matters!" At this event a group of administrators, scholars, practitioners, youth, and resource producers met for an honest dialogue with the purpose of identifying some of the main challenges affecting youth and young adult Sabbath School ministry, as well as potential solutions.
The presentations are divided into four sections:
- Defining the Challenges
- Exploring the Solutions
- Improving Learning Styles and Models
- Recommendations for a Brighter Future
Of particular interest to readers will be recommendations included in the final chapter of this book, "Report from Focus Groups."
Paperback. Copyright 2018. 115 pages.
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 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
The Johannes Larson family is part of the settlement in southern Juneau County which became known as the Suldal Norwegian-American Settlement (see Onsager, Lawrence, The Juneau County Bygdebok, Digital Commons, Andrews University, https://digitalcommons.andrews.edu/pubs/146/). Suldal is a rural district 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, Juneau County, Wisconsin. Chain migration by kinship groups followed. In 1864, Johannes Larson’s grandfather, Lars Osmundson, a renter on the Bakken subfarm under Guggedal and a former school teacher, led a group of 50 people from Suldal. They came on two sailing ships, which left Stavanger on May 4, 1864 and arrived in Quebec, Canada on June 2, 1864. Traveling from there to Chicago, they joined relatives in Juneau County by late June of that year. By 1908, the settlement included about 500 related individuals from Upper Telemark and 1,200 related individuals from Suldal. In 1914, Johannes married Olive Onsager and founded a family of his own. This history is organized by generation and family number. The Larson family can be traced back to Oluf paa Sukka (fl. 1563 – 1618) in Suldal. Oluf is number one and his son, Aslak, second generation, is number two, etc. Because the Norwegians in Norway didn’t have set last names until about 1900, many of the early immigrants struggled to choose a name. Gerhard Naeseth, the founder of the Vesterheim Genealogy Library in Madison, Wisconsin, indexed his research to identify every Norwegian who came to America before 1850 by first name because of the difficulty in locating a person in the records by the variations of last names. For example, Bjedne Osmundson Vetrhus, an early settler in Juneau County and a Larson relative, used several names. They included variations of his first name, Bjarne, Bjorne, and Barney and variant spellings of the farm name, Vinorhus and Winterhus. He also appears in the records as Osmundson. His headstone has Bjarne Winterhus on it. Several of his children took the last name of Benson (Bjarneson). I have identified individuals by their given or first name, the given name of the father with -son or -datter added, the name of the farm on which they were born in parentheses, followed by the farm where they are living. For example, Daniel Larsson (Sukka) Herabakka (18) on page 19. However, it must be remembered that the farm name is permanently attached to the farm, not to the owner or renter. In the eighth and ninth generations, the direct paternal ancestors of Johannes Larson were renting husmann places (subfarms or cottages) on the Guggedal main farm (they were descendants of younger sons, the oldest son inherited the farm). Husmann places were with and without land. For these Larson ancestors, the subfarm is included in their name: Osmund Larsson Boen (subfarm), Guggedal (main farm) and Lars Osmundson Bakken (subfarm), Guggedal (main farm). Sometimes the immigrants used the main farm for a last name and sometimes they used the subfarm name, or they might decide to use Larson or Osmundson, etc. For those wishing to understand more about the Norwegian-American experience, please read “Community Building, Conflict, and Change, Geographic Perspectives on the Norwegian-American Experience in Frontier Wisconsin,” by Ann Marie Legreid IN Wisconsin Land and Life, The University of Wisconsin Press, 1997, edited by Robert C. Ostergren and Thomas R. Vale.
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.
John C. Peckham
If God is all-powerful and entirely good and loving, why is there so much evil in the world? Based on a close canonical reading of Scripture, this book offers a new approach to one of the most troubling challenges facing Christian theism: reconciling the Christian confession of a loving God with the realities of suffering and evil. John Peckham offers a constructive proposal for a theodicy of love that upholds both the sovereignty of God and significant human freedom. Peckham suggests that God's love is at the center of a cosmic drama that provides significant insights into the problem of evil. The author shows how Scripture points toward this cosmic conflict framework for thinking about God's character of love in relation to the world. Professors and students of theology, philosophy, and apologetics will value this work.
Contents 1. The Problem of Evil and the Free Will Defense 2. Love, Evil, and God's Unfulfilled Desires 3. The Cosmic Conflict Framework 4. The Nature of the Conflict and Rules of Engagement 5. Evil Defeated but Not Yet Destroyed 6. Evaluating the Theodicy of Love Indexes
Serbian translation of Plain Revelation, Andrews University Press: Berrien Springs, MI, 2012
“I am the Alpha and the Omega” (Revelation 1:8, NASB).
Of all the books in the Bible, the book of Revelation has provoked the most interest and curiosity. Yet, for many Christians, it is the most obscure book of the Bible. Ironically, the book titled Apocalypse, meaning “revelation or unveiling,” has become a symbol of confusion and incomprehensibility. Strange images and frightening scenes described in the book have deterred many from trying to decipher its messages.
Even so, Revelation clearly states that it was written to be understood. However difficult they may be to fully grasp, when understood properly, the prophecies of Revelation serve a practical purpose: to teach us how to live today and to prepare us for the future. Studying them should make us better people, motivate us to take our destiny seriously and inspire us to try to reach others with the gospel message. They provide assurance that no matter what the future brings, God is in control.
Yvonne M. Terry-McElrath, Curtis J. VanderWaal, Alina M. Baltazar, and David J. B. Trim
There is a wide range of possible avenues for using policy-related research to improve the public good, and there is a need for new, vigorous involvement in such research that contributes to society as a whole: the majority as well as the marginalized, the academic as well as the general public, and the religious as well as the secular. This volume honors the policy-related research contributions of one individual who has dedicated his career to such research: Duane Calvin McBride, PhD.
Andrew C. von Maur, Troy Homenchuk, and Andrews University School of Architecture & Design
Umbumbulu is positioned to be a model for strong rural communities and offers opportunities much of Durban can’t offer: a place to grow food, a place to retreat and be refreshed by nature, and a place to build a prosperous future for self-reliant young people authentically rooted in their traditional culture and community. Umbumbulu is the future of eThekwini.
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.