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.

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

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Table of Contents Download


Reinder Bruinsma
First Published December 2021; pp. 3-6


The Art of Remembering:
It Matters how We Tell the Sabbath Story

Mathilde Frey
doi 10.17613/3hbd-1142
First Published December 2021; pp. 7-23

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A Search for the Biblical Epistemic Horizon:
Towards Meta-Hermeneutics

Gunnar Pedersen and Ján Barna
doi 10.17613/890d-ka98
First Published December 2021; pp. 23-44

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Reading Creation and Judgment Motifs in the Three Angels’ Message (Rev. 14:6–12):
In Quest for a Theological Link

Laszlo Gallusz
doi 10.17613/0k4a-5b70
First Published December 2021; pp. 45-70

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Two Separate Eschatological Resurrection Events:
One for the Righteous and Another for the Wicked

Jan A. Sigvartsen
doi 10.17613/cjk7-7p67
First Published December 2021; pp. 71-106

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Adventist Orthodoxy Codified:
The Fundamental Beliefs of 1931

Stefan Höschele
doi 10.17613/6gcm-z389
First Published December 2021; pp. 113-136

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Book Reviews

Contours of European Adventism: Issues in the History of the Denomination on the Old Continent
Stefan Höschele and Chigemezi N. Wogu, eds.
Friedensau: Theologische Hochschule Friedensau, 2020. 398 pp.

Ecotheology: A Christian Conversation
Kiara A. Jorgenson and Alan G. Padgett, eds.
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2020. 240 pp.

Christian Socialism: The Promise of an Almost Forgotten Tradition
Philip Turner
Eugene: Cascade Books, 2021. 216 pp.

A Passion for Mission
David J.B. Trim
Binfield, UK: Newbold Academic Press, 2019. 461 pp.

Biblical Hermeneutics: An Adventist Approach
Frank M. Hasel
Silver Spring: Biblical Research Institute/Review and Herald Academic, 2020. 488 pp.

Divine Attributes: Knowing the Covenantal God of Scripture
John C. Peckham
Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2021. 322 pp.