Jon Paulien

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Jon Paulien
Jonathan K. Paulien

1949 (age 69–70)
Alma materAtlantic Union College
Andrews University
OccupationProfessor, writer
Seventh-day Adventist theologian

Jonathan K. Paulien (born 1949) is a Seventh-day Adventist theologian. He is dean of the school of religion at Loma Linda University, an educational institution owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist church.


Paulien has a BA from Atlantic Union College, and an MDiv and PhD from Andrews University. His doctoral thesis, Decoding Revelation’s Trumpets: Literary Allusions and Interpretation of Revelation 8:7-12 was completed in 1987. Prior to his PhD, he worked as a Seventh-day Adventist church pastor for several years in New York City.

He was professor of New Testament Interpretation at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He spent over two decades at Andrews.[1] On January 1, 2007, he became dean of the Faculty of Religion at Loma Linda University.

He and his wife Pamella have three children.


Paulien stated he has found material on the "stages of faith" to be "the most life-changing material I have ever learned or shared."[2]


Paulien writes primarily for a Seventh-day Adventist audience. The majority of his books and articles have been published by non-academic publishing houses and magazines owned by the Seventh-day Adventist church. His scholarly articles also have been largely published by Seventh-day Adventist journals.

Non-Academic Books[edit]

  • 2008. Armageddon at the Door: An Insider's Guide to the Book of Revelation
  • 2008. Everlasting Gospel, Ever-Changing World
  • 2004. The Deep Things of God: An Insider's Guide to the Book of Revelation
  • 2003. John: The Beloved Gospel
  • 2002. The Day That Changed the World: Seeking God After September 11
  • 2001. Everyday Faith: How to Have an Authentic Relationship With God in the Real World
  • 1999. The Millennium Bug: Is This the End of the World As We Know It
  • 1995. John: Jesus Gives Life to a New Generation (The Abundant life Bible amplifier) with George R. Knight
  • 1994. End Time (full title (As speculation builds, let's keep our eyes focused on) What the Bible says about the end-time)
  • 1993. Present Truth in the Real World: The Adventist Struggle to Keep and Share Faith in a Secular Society


  • "The End of Historicism? Reflections on the Adventist Approach to Biblical Apocalyptic" - "part 1". Journal of the Adventist Theological Society 14:2 (Fall 2003), p15–43; "part 2". JATS 17:1 (Spring 2006), p180–208
  • ""Revisiting the Sabbath in the Book of Revelation".". Journal of the Adventist Theological Society 9:1–2 (1998), p179–186
  • "Armageddon" entry in Anchor Bible Dictionary I:394-5

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Presenters :: Questions on Doctrine
  2. ^ Paulien, "Stages of Faith Archived 2010-11-27 at the Wayback Machine" blog, 8th March 2010. First of a series of blogs about the stages of faith
  3. ^ Revelation - Armageddon: First Thoughts Archived 2007-01-25 at the Wayback Machine
Preceded by
Ivan Blazen
President of the Adventist Society for Religious Studies
Succeeded by
Jean Sheldon