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.

Dynamic Truth (Rolf Pöhler) republished

In 2018, the first volume of ADVENTISTICA – New Series, entitled Perceptions of the Protestant Reformation in Seventh-day Adventism was published. Early this year, it was followed by Contours of European Adventism: Issues in the History of the Denomination on the Old Continent, discussing historical, missiological, theological, and socio-political issues that coloured the life of the SDA church in Europe.

In August, the third volume of the book series will be obtainable. It is a reprint of Rolf Pöhler’s doctoral dissertation on “Change in Seventh-day Adventist Theology.” Originally edited by UMI in the USA and later published by Peter Lang in two volumes, it is now out of print. Being the first and most comprehensive study so far of doctrinal continuity and change from an Adventist perspec­tive, it is still used as textbook in Adventist schools. The 464-page tome with almost 1200 footnotes is entitled Dynamic Truth: A Study of the Problem of Doctrinal Development. The bibliography comprises 600 books, 40 theses and dissertations, over 1100 articles and 100 letters and manuscripts. In view of recent developments and trends in Adventism, the book is still timely and eye-opening.  In spite of its size, the price is the same as that of the other two volumes.

To order, write to ias@thh-friedensau.de (€19.90 | 27.00 incl. international shipping), go to Amazon.

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