Dr. Jon Paulien draws from his scholarship on Revelation and biblical eschatology and his Seventh-day Adventist background to explain how Old Testament and New Testament authors thought about the end times. Whether or not you come from an SDA background, Dr. Paulien’s courses will give you a fresh perspective on eschatology and how we are called to live today in light of it.
In this course, Dr. Paulien offers a Seventh-day Adventist perspective on the book of Revelation. He walks you through the text, focusing on its literary structure and its relationship to the book of Daniel, and the significance of these for an Adventist understanding of the book. He helps you understand core Adventist beliefs and why they matter for today’s Christian.
This course will give you a view of eschatology as seen through the whole of Scripture. Dr. Paulien begins with the roots of eschatology in Genesis and takes you through the prophecies in the Old Testament, Jewish apocalyptic literature, the Gospels, Paul’s letters, and finally to Revelation. He helps you understand the text by explaining what the biblical authors believed in their time and place about the last days.
Dr. Jon Paulien is professor of New Testament and dean of the School of Religion at Loma Linda University. He specializes in the study of the Johannine literature in the New Testament (Gospel of John and book of Revelation) and the intersection of faith with contemporary culture. He is the author of over 25 books, including Everlasting Gospel, Ever-Changing World: Introducing Jesus to a Skeptical Generation; John: The Beloved Gospel; The Day That Changed the World: Seeking God after September 11; and Everyday Faith: How to Have an Authentic Relationship with God in the Real World.
Dr. Paulien has also written over 100 articles (appearing in journals including Ministry, the Journal of Biblical Literature, Andrews University Seminary Studies, and the Adventist Review), scholarly papers, and other publications. He has taught and presented in several countries and takes special delight in presenting his material to non-specialists who can put it to practical use in the real world.
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