Recent books authored or edited by Andrews University Faculty
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]
George R. Knight
Known for their provocative approach, George Knight's books have a wide readership around the world. Adventist Authority Wars, Ordination, and the Roman Catholic Temptation, following his usual style, raises denominational issues that many would like to keep buried. He not only raises the issues but points to possible solutions.
Here are a few issues you will want to watch for:
- Why did the earliest Adventists fear organized denominations?
- Why did the General Conference not want union conferences?
- Where did the Roman Catholic Church begin to go wrong?
- In what ways is Adventism in danger of following the same path?
- What is the fuss if pastoral ordination is not even a biblical topic?
- How have some sincere Adventists inadvertently demonstrated that Ellen White is a false prophet?
- What interpretive breakthrough allowed James and Ellen White to move beyond explicit Bible teaching on organizational issues?
George K. Knight is a retired professor of Church History at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, where he taught for 30 years. Prior to that he served the church as a pastor, elementary and secondary teacher, and school administrator. He has written and edited nearly 100 books in such fields as Adventist history, Ellen White studies, philosophy of education, and biblical studies. His most recent titles are Gospels in Conflict: Paul's Letter to the Galatians and Romans: Salvation for "All," the companion books for the Sabbath School lessons for the last two quarters of 2017.
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
Signs are everywhere and are clear that we are heading toward uncertainty. People are speculative on either our immediate or long-term future. Our life situation is deteriorating momentarily. We admit that we are in a crisis. The author addresses our contemporary plight by drawing our attention to the final moments of ancient Israel on their forty-year journey from Egypt to Canaan. The author focuses on this historical biblical event and draws practical lessons that amazingly impact people today who are living in the very last stages of the earth’s history. He shows that we can learn from past history and avoid the impending consequences. We are living in the time of the end. Just like ancient Israel camping by the Jordan River, ready to cross over, we are just on the brink of eternity. There is a need for readiness for our own transition into heaven. The inquisitive mind on how things shall turn out will find in this book helpful insights that inspire hope and preparedness for the future.
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."
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."
Recent Advances in the Geometry of Submanifolds: Dedicated to the Memory of Franki Dillen (1963-2013)
Yun Oh, Bogdan D. Suceava, Alfonso Carriazo, and Joeri Van der Veken
This volume contains the proceedings of the AMS Special Session on Geometry of Submanifolds, held from October 25–26, 2014, at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, and the AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in the Geometry of Submanifolds: Dedicated to the Memory of Franki Dillen (1963–2013), held from March 14–15, 2015, at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Ml.
The focus of the volume is on recent studies of submanifolds of Riemannian, semi-Riemannian, Kaehlerian and contact manifolds. Some of these use techniques in classical differential geometry, while others use methods from ordinary differential equations, geometric analysis, or geometric PDEs. By brainstorming on the fundamental problems and exploring a large variety of questions studied in submanifold geometry, the editors hope to provide mathematicians with a working tool, not just a collection of individual contributions.
This volume is dedicated to the memory of Franki Dillen, whose work in submanifold theory attracted the attention of and inspired many geometers.