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

2013 Fall Symposium

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
November 19-23, 2013


Literary Structure in the Book of Exodus: A Case Study in the Aesthetic Nature and Theological Function of Scripture

Tradition 0.5 : A Case for "No Creed but the Bible"

Kessia Reyne Bennett

The Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture: Panel Discussion

The Rule of Faith and Scripture: a brief analysis of the rule of faith in contemporary Theological Interpretation of Scripture

Adriani Milli RodriguesPh.D. student, Andrews University

The Function of Scripture for the Waldensians of the 12th and 13th centuries

Gonzalo L. PitaPh.D., Baltimore Spanish SDA Church

A Holistic Ethical Approach to the Function of Scripture as Shaper of Human Character of God's People

Davide Sciarabba

The Word Speaks for Itself: Issues of Revelation and Inspiration

Jo Ann DavidsonProfessor of Theology, Andrews University

The Scholar and the Word of God: Reflections on 2 Peter 1:16-21

Thomas R. ShepherdPresident, ATS, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Andrews University

Prophets interpreting the Law: Guides for those "who keep the commandments of God" (Rev 14:12)

Kenneth Bergland

A Case for Historicism in Revelation 2-3: Why the seven churches are historical periods

Reimar Vetne

Embracing and Waiting Patiently for the Word: Standing on the Promises of God

Jirí MoskalaAndrews University

The Diverse Operations of the Holy Spirit: Ellen White's Progressing Description of Divine Inspiration

Denis KaiserAdventist Studies Doctoral Candidate, Andrews University

The Intertextual Nature of Scripture: Allusions to Genesis 11:1-9 in Daniel 11

Enrique BáezPh.D., Dominican Adventist University

Cosmology, Ontology, and the Travail of Biblical Interpretation: a Study on the Macro-Hermeneutical Assumptions that Shape the Nature and Function of Scripture

Tiago Arrais

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Felix H. CortezPresident-Elect, Adventist Theological Society, Professor of New Testament, Montemorelos University