Our conviction and strong desire is to foster biblical, theological, and historical studies that strengthen the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s message and mission.

Christianity and Islam

November 16-21, 2020

Virtual Professional Meetings

Sponsored by the

Adventist Theological Society

Monday, November 16, 2020

Papers pre-recorded (viewable by all ETS members)

Discussion over the ETS Pheedloop virtual platform at 6:30-7:25 PM



Chair: John Reeve, Andrews University


Proskuneo? Embodied Worship in Contemporary Worship, Adventism, and Islam”

David A. Williams, Andrews University


“The Words of God: Textual Criticism in the New Testament and Qur’an”

Jonathan A. Campbell, Dallas Theological Seminary


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Papers pre-recorded (viewable by all ETS members)

Discussion over the ETS Pheedloop virtual platform at 10:30-11:25 AM



Chair: A. Rahel Wells, Andrews University


Kaaba & Sanctuary: Qur’anic and Biblical Cosmic Centers—Ontological and Existential Worldviews”

Larry L. Lichtenwalter, Middle East University


“A Historical Review of the Understanding of Christology and Trinity within Christianity and its Presentation in Islamic Contexts”

Petras Bahadur, Global Center for Adventist Muslim Relations


“Dreams and Visions: Strategies Muslims Welcome”

Jony Hajaj, Adventist Frontier Missions

Friday evening, November 20, 2020

7:30 PM—Virtual worship experience with ASRS, sponsored and organized by NAD Ministerial



Sabbath, November 21, 2020

Meeting over Zoom Webinar:


Livestream also viewable on Facebook: @adventisttheologicalsociety7


9:00-10:15 AM—ATS “Bible Bites” (see below for schedule)

--Simple. Clear. Powerful. Truth and application. For lay people and scholars needing refreshment


10:30-11:15 AM

Panel with scholars from Wednesday’s session:

Larry L. Lichtenwalter, Petras Bahadur, Jony Hajaj

(A. Rahel Wells, moderator)


11:30 AM—Presidential Address

“What Do Christianity and Islam Have to do with Mani? An Invitation to a Christian Experience of Jesus Christ”

John Reeve, President, ATS


12:30-2:00 PM—Lunch break


2:00-4:00 PM

--Biblical Studies presentations (see below for schedule)


4:15-6:15 PM

--Theology/History presentations (see below for schedule)


6:30-7:30 PM—ATS Business meeting




ATS Bible Bites*

(9:00-10:15 am)

Biblical Studies

(2:00-4:00 pm)


(4:15-6:15 pm)

“Ellen White and Mars Hill”


Nathaniel Gibbs, Andrews University

“Is the Honor of Hagar the Shame of Ishmael? A Call for a Biblical Review”


Bruno Duarte Bastos and Walid Gewehr Reda, Brazilian Adventist University (UNASP)

“Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad as Multicultural Persons: A Premise for Interfaith Understanding”


Bruce J. Pearson, American University

“The Sanctuary of Israel through Time: From the Tabernacle to Herod’s Temple”


Christie Chadwick, UNASP

“Allowing the Bible to Read Us”


Tiago Arrais, New Mexico Conference

“Abraham, Ishmael, and Twelve Princes: Adventism and Islam”


Eriks Galenieks, Andrews University

“Clashing for the End: Muslims, the Reformation, and Eschatology”


Efraín Velázquez, Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary

“‘…And call the Sabbath a delight’---Really?”


Jo Ann Davidson, Andrews University

“Abolitionism and the Rise and Progress of the Second Advent Movement”


Kevin Burton, Southern Adventist University

rhm: Origin and Development of the ‘Merciful God’ Motif”


Néstor H. Petruk, Istituto Avventista di Cultura Biblica 'Villa Aurora'


“Seventh-day Adventist Approaches and Understandings of Islam and Muslims from 1844-1980”


Andrew Tompkins, Andrews University


“The Sanctuary/Temple in Acts 7 and the Event of the Terminus ad Quem of the 70-Week Prophecy of Daniel”


Leonardo G. Nunes, SALT-Northeast

“Adventist Pioneers and the Philosophical Assumptions of Christian Theology”


Roy E. Graf, Universidad Peruana Unión



* Simple. Clear. Powerful. Truth and application. For lay people and scholars needing refreshment.