In Memoriam Professor Emeritus Jean-Jacques Henriot

Professor Emeritus Jean-Jacques Henriot (Collonges) has passed away at age 80.

After a degree in Classics (French-Latin-Greek, University of Paris Sorbonne), Jean-Jacques Henriot taught for a few years in the National Education system in the Paris region, in the middle of which he spent two years working at the Adventist College in Tananarive, Madagascar. He then taught and directed at the Adventist College of Fianarantsoa (Madagascar), and then created and developed the Adventist College of La Réunion. Eleven years in all passed in the Indian Ocean, after which Jean-Jacques Henriot was for six years editor and responsible for the book sector at the Maison d’éditions Vie et Santé in Dammarie les Lys. Finally, from the beginning of the 1986 school year, in Collonges sous Salève, at the Maurice Tièche private high school, he was mainly responsible for teaching French and French literature (from the 6th to the 12th grade) and, secondarily, history-geography and education in biblical values. In 1999 he was entrusted with the teaching of Biblical Greek at the Adventist Faculty of Theology, alongside his courses at the Lycée; a teaching he continued until June 2019, well after his retirement (2006). He also collaborated for a limited time with the French as a Foreign Language Institute.

In addition to these “basic” activities, he had various responsibilities in the Indian Ocean (education department of the Reunion Mission, Voix de l’Espérance Psycho-Flash column on RFO Reunion and MBC – Mauritius) as well as in the Church of Collonges, and cultural activities in the framework of the Campus (theatre, poetry, exhibitions).

Jean-Jacques Henriot was married to Françoise, had three children and four grandchildren.

Collonges hosts theological conference

From June 25th to 27th , the Campus adventiste du Salève hosted the third edition of the ‘Rendez-vous de la pensée protestante‘ in Collonges. Some 80 teachers and students from all French-speaking theological faculties (France, Belgium and Switzerland), whether Reformed, Lutheran, Evangelical or Adventist, took part in this edition.

The topic discussed this year, in continuation of the previous edition, was ‘The Authority of Scripture’.

A public round table was also held on the theme “Law of God, laws of the Republic”. It allowed not only to measure the tension that can exist between temporal authority and spiritual authority but also to highlight the necessary complementarity and the crossovers that can exist, underlining in particular the freedom of conscience and the transforming scope of the Gospel, even in the public sphere.

Participation in the Adventist worship service, shared meals, musical moments, a meditative walk, group discussions, etc. also contributed to the richness of the event which, in the end, was theologically stimulating, relationally friendly and spiritually rich.

The Collonges faculty was represented by Daniela Gelbrich, professor of Old Testament, and Nuvind Seenundun, a Mauritian pastor who is currently on leave to pursue his studies at Collonges.


Job in Biblical Studies at Friedensau

Friedensau Adventist University is advertising a position for a Tenure Track Position (Juniorprofessur) for Biblical Studies.

Theologische Hochschule Friedensau is a state-recognized institution of higher education of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It has a School of Social Sciences and a School of Theology.

The School of Theology offers the position from September 1, 2022 onwards.

The candidate is expected to represent the field of Biblical Studies primarily in the Master degree programs. Expertise should include introductory studies, exegesis, theology, and history with demonstrated knowledge of the OT, as well as insights into the interrelationships of the two Testaments, and a focus on apocalyptic literature. Knowledge and experience in biblical archaeology is desirable. The teaching duties are to be performed in English, therefore sufficient language skills are required (Cambridge Advanced Certificate C1 or equivalent), as well as basic German language skills.

The profile of the position requires a personality with teaching experience and a clear interest in research; experience in attracting external funding is desirable. In addition, we would like to see commitment in academic self-administration and in the organization and further development of the study programs. The willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation is a prerequisite.

The offered Juniorprofessur is a 6-years tenure track positon, with one evaluation after 3 years and a second one at the end. After successful evaluations, the position will be transformed into a full professorship.

The requirements for employment result from HSG LSA § 40. In addition, the applicant must be a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and should have several years of professional experience as a pastor. Remuneration will be in accordance with the financial guidelines of the university. Full-time faculty are expected to reside in the vicinity of Friedensau.

Please send applications with current CV, including teaching experience and list of publications by February 15, 2022 exclusively in digital form to the office of the Rector of Friedensau Adventist University, attn: Ms. M. Koch, to the following e-mail address:

If you have any questions, please contact the Dean of the School of Theology:
Alexander Schulze, Ph.D.
Phone: +49 (0) 3921-916 171