Divine Rest for Human Restlessness : A Theological Study of the Good News of the Sabbath for Today

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DIVINE REST FOR HUMAN RESTLESSNESS is a theological reflection on the relevance of the biblical Sabbath for today. The study shows how the values of the Sabbath provide a divine remedy to such contemporary problems as stress, restlessness, ecological crisis, marital tensions, human rights and competitive pressures. Since its publication, The book has been reprinted nine times in English and has been translated in a dozen languages, helping thousands to find divine peace and rest in their restless lives.

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My background is rather unique. I was born and brought up in Rome, Italy, a stone-throw from the Vatican wall. For my college education I went to England where he earned a B. A. degree in Theology at Newbold College. From England I came to America for my graduate studies and earned a M. A. and a B. D. degrees at Andrews University Theological Seminary. Upon completing my seminary training in 1964, I went with my wife, Anna, to Ethiopia where I served for five years as Bible and History teacher.

In 1969 I returned to my native city of Rome to study at the prestigious Pontifical Gregorian University, where I was the first non-Catholic to be admitted in over 450 years of its history. At the Gregoriana I spent the next five years working toward a Doctoratus in Church History. I was awarded a gold medal by Pope Paul VI for attaining the academic distinction of summa cum laude for my class-work and dissertation From Sabbath to Sunday.

After completing my doctorate in 1974, I was invited to teach at Andrews University, a Seventh-day Adventist institution located in Berrien Springs, Michigan. For the past 23 years I have served at Andrews University as Professor of Theology and Church History. To be able to pursue more fully my ministry of research into vital Biblical truths, for the past 26 years I have taught only only from January to May of each year. From June to December I am off-teaching so that I can dedicate myself fully to research timely Biblical truths. The result of this ministry has been the publication of 15 volumes which have helped thousands of people around the world to better understand and experience Biblical truths.

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"DIVINE REST FOR HUMAN RESTLESSNESS is a spiritual diamond mine which grips the learned and delights the unsophisticated. -- Robert Spangler, Editor of MINISTRY

DIVINE REST FOR HUMAN RESTLESSNESS is a definite treatment of Christendoms most neglected commandment. -- Prof. Joseph M. Hopkins, Review CHRISTIANITY TODAY

DIVINE REST FOR HUMAN RESTLESSNESS is tremendous in scope, greatness and influence. -- Dr. James P. Wesberry, the Executive Director of the Lord\222s Day Alliance of the U. S. A.

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