About Perspective Digest


Perspective Digest is an online publication of the Adventist Theological Society (ATS), which both affirms the fundamental beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and promotes the Bible as the basis of faith, character, and witness. ATS membership consists of Bible teachers, pastors, church administrators, business people, medical and legal professionals, students, and other interested lay persons.

Published in print form quarterly from 1996 through 2010, Perspective Digest became a solely online publication in 2011. The views published in this periodical are those of the authors and should not, in every detail, be expected to reflect the thinking of all members of ATS.

President: Félix H. Cortez

Vice President for Publications: Randall W. Younker

Executive Secretary: Clint Wahlen

Editor: Gary B. Swanson

Associate Editors: Frank Hasel, Gerhard Pfandl, E. Edward Zinke

Copy Editor: Beverly Rumble

Graphic Design: Harry Knox

Technical Design: Robert Fusté

Advisory Board: Ron Clouzet, Jo Ann Davidson, Richard Davidson, Roy Gane, James Gibson, Norman Gulley, Michael Hasel, Greg King, Miroslav Kis, Tarsee Li, Larry Lichtenwalter, John McVay, Jirí Moskala, Ekkehardt Mueller, George Reid, Angel Rodriguez, Philip Samaan, Cindy Tutsch

Bible texts credited to Amplified are from The Amplified Bible, Old Testament copyright © 1965, 1987 by Zondervan Corporation. The Amplified New Testament copyright © 1958, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.


Scripture texts credited to NAB are from The New American Bible, copyright © 1970, by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C., and are used by permission of copyright owner. All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations credited to NIV are from The Holy Bible, New International Version. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.


Texts credited to NKJV are from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1979, 1980, 1982, by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from The Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations identified CEV are from the Contemporary English Version. Copyright © American Bible Society 1991, 1995. Used by permission.
 

Scripture quotations marked ESV are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked NASB are from the New American Standard Bible, copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.
 
Bible texts credited to NRSV are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright ©1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by permission.

Bible texts credited to Philips are from J. B. Philips: The New Testament in Modern English, Revised Edition. Copyright © J. B. Philips 1958, 1960, 1972. Used by permission of Macmillan Publishing Co.
 
Bible texts credited to RSV are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, 1971, by Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by permission.