The Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research, the Biblical Research Institute, and the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary are happy to announce "Being the Remnant: Adventist Identity in History and Theology", a conference which will take place October 13-16, 2022 on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States of America.
This conference will provide a foundation for a series of global conferences on the central elements of Adventist identity. Each conference will explore Adventist identity from multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural perspectives.
By this Call for Papers, we invite proposals from scholars of diverse disciplines and cultures for papers that examine key issues in Adventist identity from biblical, historical, and theological perspectives. Regardless of discipline, scholars should situate their subjects historically.
We encourage exploration of the following questions:
What is the heart of Adventist identity? What are its essential elements? How are core aspects perceived and understood in different parts of the world? What elements define the identity of any group (beliefs, praxis, shared history, worldview, etc.)? How do Adventists worldwide arrive at a shared identity? How is an identity lost? Can some aspects of Adventist identity vary? Does missional success require some adaptation of Adventist identity or only of how it is presented?
Abstracts of up to 500 words should be sent to Dr. John Reeve, Church History Department, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University: email proposals to both [email protected] and [email protected].
To view the call for papers in PDF format: click this.