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T. Richard Rice, PhD
Professor, Religion -Theological Studies
School of Religion
Member, Religion, SR, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Publications    Book Review - Scholarly Journals--Published
  • Can we save our selves? Neuroscience, philosophy, and human freedom. Submitted for publication. Originally prepared for the 2009 Venice summer school in science and religion. ( 10/2010 )
  • "The Law In Romans 7:7-25." In Christ, Salvation, and the Eschaton: Essays in Honor of Hans K. LaRondelle. Ed. Daniel Heinz, Jiri Moskala, and Peter M. van Bemmelen. Berrien Springs, MI: Old Testament Department, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, 2009. Pp. 101-117 ( 10/2010 )
  • Geloven doe Samer: Hoe je opnieuw van je kerk gaat houden. Kerkelijke Publicaties, Kerkgenooschap der Zevandedags Adventisten, 2009. Dutch translation of Believing, Behaving, Belonging: Finding New Love for the Church. ( 10/2010 )
  • “Is the Church Ready for Same-sex Sex?” in Christianity and Homosexuality: Some Seventh-day Adventist Perspectives. Ed. David Ferguson, Fritz Guy and David Larson (Adventist Forum, 2008).  ( 10/2009 )
  • “How Religious Should We Be? How Should We Be Religious?” Journal of Adventist Education, Vol. 70, no. 4. April/May 2008. ( 10/2009 )
  • “The Sinner’s Plight in Romans 7.” Ministry: International Journal for Ministers. May 2008. ( 10/2009 )
  • “The Trinitarian Basis of Christian Community,” Ministry: International Journal for Ministers, February 2009. ( 10/2009 )
  •  “Ellen White’s Writings as Religious Classics: A New Approach to an Old Problem.” Spectrum. Vol. 37, no. 2. Spring 2009. 22-31. ( 10/2009 )
  • "Can We Save Our Selves? Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Human Freedom" (forthcoming). Paper prepared for the Venice Summer School on Science and Religon, Venice, Italy, May 25-29, 2009. ( 10/2009 )
  • "Therapy, Theology, and Ethics: Contemporary Reflections on the Sabbath" (forthcoming). Prepared for the Biblical Research Institute, October 19-20, 2009. ( 10/2009 )
  Scholarly Journals--Published
  • Richard Rice. ""Trinity, Temporality, and Open Theism"." Philosophia: Philosophical Quarterly of Israel, special issue on ?Models of God,? 35:3-4. 35:3-4.. (2007): -. ( 1/2007 )
  Books and Chapters
  • Suffering and the Search for Meaning: Contemporary Responses to the Problem of Pain. Intervarsity Academic, 2014. ( 7/2014 )
    Over the centuries philosophers and theologians have put forward numerous explanations for suffering in ana attempt to find meaning in the midst of the pain and evil that plagues human existence. This book describes seven of the most influential responses to the challenges that suffering brings. It examines arguments supporting each position as well as the question it raises, and perhaps most important, explores its personal appear. The last chapter guides the reader in the development of a "practical theodicy," the attempt to deal resourcefully with suffering when it comes to each of us. 
  • Fede, stile, di vita, apparenenza: Riscopriri un nuovo amore per la chiesa. Italian translation of Believing, Behaving, Belonging: Finding New Love for the Church. Edizioni ADV, 2010, ( 9/2011 )
  • “The Final Form of Love: The Science of Forgiveness and the Openness of God.” Chapter 11 in Creation Made Free: Open Theology Engaging Science. Ed. Thomas Jay Oord. Wipf and Stock, 2009. ( 9/2011 )
  • “Mental Health and Human Wholeness: Implications from Biblical Anthropology.” In A Christian Worldview and Mental Health: A Seventh-day Adventist Perspective. ed. Carlos Fayard, Barbara Couden Hernandez, Bruce Anderson, and George T. Harding IV. Andrews University Press, 2011. ( 9/2011 )
  • Het rijk van God: Christelijk geloof vanuit een adventistisch perspectief. Dutch translation of Reign of God: An Introduction to Christian Theology from a Seventh-day Adventist Perspective. Kerkelijke Publicatis, Kerkgenootschap der Zevende-dags Adventisten, Huis ter Heide, 2011. ( 9/2011 )
  • . Ministry Healing:Toward a Theology of Wholeness and Witness. Loma Linda University,CA: Loma Linda University Press, 2006. ( 1/2006 )