Spes Christiana volume 31 issue 2, December 2020

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Reinder Bruinsma
doi dx.doi.org/10.17613/kpeg-tm80
First Published December 2020; pp. 3-4


Is the Adventist Hermeneutical Approach to Daniel and Revelation Changing?

Reinder Bruinsma
doi dx.doi.org/10.17613/yxr3-vt30
First Published December 2020; pp. 5-24

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The 1872 Declaration of Fundamental Principles:
On the Contextual-Theological Significance of Adventism’s First Statement of Beliefs

Stefan Höschele
doi dx.doi.org/10.17613/3sx5-nd16
First Published December 2020; pp. 25-46

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Robert Sloan Donnell: From Righteousness by Faith to
Sinless Perfection

André Reis
doi dx.doi.org/10.17613/qq5t-r948
First Published December 2020; pp. 47-84

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Preparing Converts for the Second Coming of Christ: The Encounter of Seventh-day Adventist Missionaries with Indigenous Issues in Nigeria from 1900 to the 1940s

Chigemezi Nnadozie Wogu
doi dx.doi.org/10.17613/2ebq-8517
First Published December 2020; pp. 85-102

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Forgotten Scriptures: Allusions to and Quotations of the Apocrypha by Ellen White

Matthew J. Korpman
doi dx.doi.org/10.17613/2ebq-8517
First Published December 2020; pp. 109-146

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The Prophet as a Model of a Spiritual Leader

Miguel Gutierrez
doi dx.doi.org/10.17613/n760-x742
First Published December 2020; pp. 147-160

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The Laws of Nature: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives of Evil in Nature

Radiša Antić
doi dx.doi.org/10.17613/actt-hk04
First Published December 2020; pp. 161-180

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Book Reviews

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It’s Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, while Remaining Emotionally Immature
Peter Scazzerro.
Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017. 240pp.

Subversive Sabbath: The Surprising Power of Rest in a Nonstop World
A.J. Swoboda.
Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2018. 256pp.

Das geheiligte Leben: Körper und Identität bei den Siebenten-Tags-Adventisten
Christian Feichtinger.
Gottingen: V&R unipress, 2020. 241pp.

Towards an Adventist Version of Communio Ecclesiology: Remnant in Koinonia
Tihomir Lazić.
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 314pp.

God’s Character and the Last Generation
Jirí Moskala and John C. Peckham, eds.
Nampa: Pacific Press, 2018. 286pp.

Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels
Barry Beitzel.
Bellingham, Lexham, 2017. 583pp.

Saying No to God: A Radical Approach to Reading the Bible Faithfully
Matthew J. Korpman.
Quoir, 2019. 356pp.

God, Sky and Land: Genesis 1 as the Ancient Hebrews Heard It.
God, Land, and the Great Flood: Hearing the Story with 21st-Century Christian Ears.
God, Genesis and Good News: God, the Misreading of Genesis, and the Surprisingly Good News
Brian Bull and Fritz Guy.
Roseville, Adventist Forum, 2011/2017/2019. 190/211/201pp.

Call for Papers: Spirituality

The 2021 Spring issue of our journal will be (mostly) devoted to one specific theme, namely SPIRITUALITY.  We welcome articles on one of the many aspects of this topic, which may be approached from many different angles: biblically, theologically, phenomenologically, historically, (auto-)biographically, etc. 

In view of the special character of our society and of our journal, we hope that we will receive some contributions that are directly related to our denomination—to Adventist history, Adventist biblical and theological views, and Adventist communal and private worship.

The deadline for submissions for the Spring 2021 issue is February 1.

Guidelines for articles for our peer-reviewed journal may be found on this website: http://www.eastrs.org/spes-christiana/

If you are planning to contribute an article, please let us know soonest (preferable before November 1). Of course, you may also contact us, if you have any queries.

Reinder Bruinsma, general editor  – reinder@bruinsmas.com

Kerstin Maiwald, managing editor and book review editor –  kerstin.maiwald@thh-friedensau.de

Collonges appoints new staff

The theological faculty at Collonges (France) has appointed Dr Daniela Gelbrich and Dr. Edwin Sully Payet.

Dr Gelbrich has previously taught Old Testament and Hebrew in Bogenhofen (Austria, 2004-2005 and 2018-2019), Collonges (2011-2012) and Friedensau (2012-2016). She also served as director of Institut de français langue étrangère (Collonges, 2009-2011) and of Adra Suisse (2019). Gelbrich holds a PhD in History from the Ecole pratique des hautes études, Paris (2009).

Dr Payet holds a doctorate in theology (AIIAS) and he currently teaches at Université Adventiste Zurcher in Madagascar. He has served four years as a pastor in the Reunion Conference in the Indian Ocean Division, and also as theology teacher in Université Adventiste Zurcher, Madagascar, for nine years. He enjoyed teaching and transmitting the passion of the ministry to future pastors. Dr Payet will teach theology in Collonges starting on January 2021.

Dr Gabriel Monet has been reappointed as Dean of the Faculté adventiste de théologie of Collonges (France) for a new three-year term. The faculty members are grateful for the work he has already accomplished and look forward to keep working with him in future and wish him all success in his second term.