New books get independent endorsement
Public relations assistant
Avondale College of Higher Education
Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia
One of Australia’s largest publishers of theological literature has with Avondale published two books co-edited by academics at the college of higher education.
Biblical and Theological Studies on the Trinity is a selection of papers presented at a theological consultation on the doctrine of the Trinity at the head office of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific in 2008. It is co-edited by Associate Professor Rob McIver from the School of Ministry and Theology.
Rob’s colleague, Dr Ross Cole, co-edited Hermeneutics, Intertextuality and the Contemporary Meaning of Scripture. This book is also a selection of papers presented at a theological consultation, this one on hermeneutics—the science of interpretation—at Avondale in January 2003.
Between both books, Rob and Ross along with Avondale president Professor Ray Roennfeldt and Ellen G White Seventh-day Adventist Research Centre director Dr John Skrzypaszek contribute seven chapters. Other contributors include honorary senior research fellows Drs Graeme Bradford and the late Arthur Patrick and Drs Jon Paulien and Richard Rice from Loma Linda University.
“The discussion about the Trinity and hermeneutics has been ongoing and shows no sign of letting up,” says Rob, executive editor of Avondale Academic Press. “The chapters deal with the crucial lines of evidence and are written by authors who know the Australian movement.”
Having ATF Theology, an imprint of the Australasian Theological Forum, as co-publisher will give these authors a wider audience, including an international one, adds Rob.
The then field secretary for the church in the South Pacific, Dr Paul Petersen, sponsored the conferences and co-edited the books. His role as the church’s biblical and theological consultant gives the books further “gravitas,” says Rob.
Biblical and Theological Studies on the Trinity and Hermeneutics, Intertextuality and the Contemporary Meaning of Scripture ($34.95) are available with free shipping in Australia from the Avondale Online Store. www.avondale.edu.au/onlinestore