Andrews Seminary Dean will Return to Teaching Next Year


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On Friday, October 26, Andrews University sent out the following news item.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, Denis Fortin, dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, announced to the Seminary faculty his plans to return to full-time teaching effective with the 2013-14 school year. Fortin has served as faculty at Andrews since 1994 and the last six years he has served as dean.

"For personal and professional reasons, I have come to the conclusion that after serving in academic administration for the better part of the last 14 years, as director of the Master of Divinity program for three years, as associate dean for four years, and now as dean for six years, it is time for me to take a break," Fortin said. "I have therefore asked President Andreasen and Provost Luxton that I be permitted to return to full-time teaching in the Department of Theology & Christian Philosophy."

This request will be announced to the Seminary Executive Committee during the upcoming Andrews University Board of Trustees meeting, Oct. 28-29, 2012. A search committee will be established, overseen by Provost Luxton, to identify Dean Fortin's successor.

Recently, the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, in Berrien Springs, Mich., has been attacked by some conservatives over its classes on spiritual formation. Earlier this year the seminary also drew negative attention among fundamentalists for hosting presentations on the ecumenical movement that included the former head of the National Council of Churches.

Here are two articles on the 2012 symposium:

http://spectrummagazine.org/blog/2012/02/02/former-head-national-council-churches-speaks-andrews-seminary-symposium%E2%80%94part-i

http://spectrummagazine.org/blog/2012/02/02/former-head-national-council-churches-speaks-andrews-seminary-symposium%E2%80%94part-ii


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/4838