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Professor Ray Roennfeldt

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Division: President's Office
Position: President
Location: Bethel Hall
Phone: (02) 4980 2101
Extension: #101
Fax: (02) 4980 2118
Email: ray.roennfeldt@avondale.edu.au
Qualifications: RN (SAH); BA (PUC); MA (Andrews); PhD (Andrews)
Research: Biblical inspiration, authority and reliability
About: Professor Ray Roennfeldt has served as president of Avondale College of Higher Education since 2009. Previous to this appointment, he served as dean of the Faculty of Theology and senior lecturer in systematic and historical theology. Ray graduated as a registered nurse from Sydney Adventist Hospital’s School of Nursing in 1969. He then completed a Bachelor of Arts in theology at Avondale, graduating in 1973. He has also earned a Master of Arts in religion and a Doctor of Philosophy from Andrews University (Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA). His thesis for the latter analysed and critiqued Christian theologian, apologist and author Clark H Pinnock’s shift in his doctrine of biblical authority and reliability. In addition to his roles at Avondale, Ray has worked as a nurse, a minister and a cross-cultural educator. He is married to Carmel, a high school teacher, and has two adult children. Ray's aim as president is to advance Avondale’s position in the Australian higher education sector and to foster a supportive Christian learning environment for staff members and students.

Memberships
American Academy of Religion (1991-)
Society of Biblical Literature (1991-)
Australian Theological Forum (1997-)
Adventist Society for Religious Studies (1992-)
Evangelical History Association (1997-)
Society for the Study of Early Christianity (2000-)
Select Publications: Roennfeldt, Ray C. W. “Women’s Ordination: Why Not!?” In South Pacific Perspectives on Ordination: Biblical, Theological and Historical Studies in an Adventist Context, 13-25. Edited by Graeme J. Humble and Robert K. McIver. Cooranbong, NSW: Avondale Academic Press, 2015.

Roennfeldt, Ray C. W. “Our Story as Text.” In Hermeneutics, Intertextuality and the Contemporary Meaning of Scripture, 81-94. Edited by Ross Cole and Paul Peterson. Adelaide, SA: Australian Theological Forum / Avondale Academic Press, 2014.

Roennfeldt, Ray C. W. “The Bible as Text.” In Hermeneutics, Intertextuality and the Contemporary Meaning of Scripture, 17-25. Edited by Ross Cole and Paul Peterson. Adelaide, SA: Australian Theological Forum / Avondale Academic Press, 2014.

Roennfeldt, Ray C. W. “Trinity: Toward a (Somewhat) Postmodern Perspective.” In Biblical and Theological Studies on the Trinity, 89-100. Edited by Paul Petersen and Robert K. McIver. Adelaide, SA: Australian Theological Forum / Avondale Academic Press, 2014.

For a full list of publications, visit ResearchOnline@Avondale

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