May 13, 2009

13CN: Klingbeil Joins As Associate Editor

Klingbeil Joins as Associate Editor
Scholar, researcher will serve Review and Adventist World readers
capGerald A. Klingbeil, D.Litt., is the newest Associate Editor of Adventist Review and Adventist World magazines, flagship publications of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The former dean of the Theological Seminary of the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in the Philippines joined the publication’s staff in Silver Spring, Maryland, on April 1.
“In the months since his appointment was announced, I have been receiving congratulations from Adventist educators, administrators and pastors around the world about Gerald Klingbeil joining the editorial team of these magazines,” said Bill Knott, editor and executive publisher of the periodicals. “Gerald is one of the most widely published Biblical scholars in Adventism today, and he combines first-rate scholarship with a warm pastor’s heart and years of mission service. He brings to Adventist Review and Adventist World a network of professional contacts that will enrich our pages, and life experience in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia that will help us achieve our goal of publishing two truly international journals for the world church.”
Knott added, “I’m delighted to be able to work alongside one of Adventism’s most capable servants on a team that is always looking for better ways to serve millions of believers around the globe.”
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Gerald Klingbeil, D. Litt.
[Photo: Matthew Herzel/AR]

According to Klingbeil, the chance to serve the world church motivated him to leave AIIAS and the halls of academia for the rough-and-tumble of publishing.

“What really pulled my string to step out by faith is the incredible opportunity of holding the church together via Adventist World,” he said. “I’ve seen people around the world loving the magazines. They feel inspired and challenged by this magazine.”
Klingbeil is a native of Germany. He brings with him fifteen years of teaching and ministry experience in diverse international contexts, having served in South Africa, Peru, Argentina, and during the last four years, the Philippines. He holds a doctoral degree in Ancient Near Eastern Studies from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and has served as Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at different Adventist Universities in Peru, Argentina and the Philippines. His service at AIIAS ran from January 2006 through March 2009.
He is married to Chantal, herself a gifted author, mother and homemaker hailing from South Africa. The couple has three daughters, Hannah, Sarah, and Jemima.
Gerald and Chantal say they enjoy team-teaching and writing together and co-authored the third quarter 2010 Adult Bible Study Guide. Gerald said he is excited to join the editorial team of the Adventist Review and Adventist World magazines as an Associate Editor, focusing upon biblical studies, archaeology, fundamental beliefs, Adventist heritage/history, and the Spirit of Prophecy. He believes strongly in the international and cross-cultural dimension of the ministry of the magazines, writing for and embracing a worldwide faith community of Seventh-day Adventists.
                                                                                                                                       -- AR Staff