Other publications

Noack, Winfried:

Anthropologie der Lebensphasen - Grundlagen für Erziehung, soziales Handeln und Lebenspraxis (Anthropology of the phases of life –fundamentals for education, social action and life practice)

Published by Frank & Timme, Verlag für wissenschaftliche Literatur, 2007.
ISBN 978-3-86596-127-3, 24.80 EUR, 258 pages, paperback

Bochmann, Andreas/Näther Ralf:

Sexualität bei Christen - Wie Christen ihre Sexualität leben und was sie dabei beeinflusst (Sexuality in Christians – how Christians live their sexuality and what influences them in this)

Empirische Studien und Diskussionsbeiträge (Empirical studies and contributions to debate), 2002.
ISBN 3-7655-1313-X (Brunnen) ISBN 3-935480-05-9 (Friedensau Adventist University)

This is the first scientific study for the German-speaking countries about how Christians live their sexuality, and what factors affect a fulfilling sexual life. This is not a matter of satisfying voyeuristic curiosity, but of rebutting highly problematic, sometimes even libellous prejudices, and discussing important issues for pastoral care and counselling.

After a few fundamental reflections on a biblical sexual ethics, a study on youth sexuality provides the introduction to the issues in the premarital area. A study on marital sexuality, carried out in collaboration with the Christian magazine “FAMILY”, takes up the most space: over 1000 readers had taken part in an anonymous survey and given information about their experiences with sexuality. The last section is a small study discussing the connection between faith and sexuality.

Andreas Bochmann (b. 1959), PhD, a theologian, marriage guidance counsellor and life coach, is a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at Friedensau Adventist University.

Ralf Näther (b. 1967), Dipl. Sozialpädagoge (graduate in social pedagogy), M.A., has a senior role in the child and youth sector for the Diakonisches Werk (Protestant social welfare organization) in the Vogtland region.

Ninow, Friedbert:

Index Librorum de Rebus Moabiticis Conscriptorum

Beiträge zur Erforschung der antiken Moabitis (Ard el-Kerak), (Contributions to research on the ancient Moabitis (Ard el-Kerak)), volume 1, 2002.
ISBN 3-631-38769-5

This research bibliography contains entries on the history, religion, archaeology and exploration of the ancient Moabitis. Here the focus is on the Ard el-Kerak, the central Moabite plateau between Wadi el-Mogib and the Wali el-Hesa. Studies referring to areas on the periphery of the Ard el_Lerak (e.g. Bab edh-Dhra’, Dibon, the Mesha Stele, etc.) were also included.

Friedbert Ninow, born in 1961 in Freiburg/Breisgau, studied theology in Darmstadt, Brachnell (England) and Berrien Springs (Michigan/USA). Lecturer at Friedensau Adventist University since 1997.

Worschech, Udo:

Cromlechs, Dolmen und Menhire (Cromlechs, dolmens and menhirs)

Comparative study on prehistorical and early burial sites in Jordan, Beiträge zur Erforschung der antiken Moabitis (Ard el-Kerak) (Contributions to research on the ancient Moabitis (Ard el-Kerak)), volume 2
ISBN 3-631-38770-9, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Verlag, 2002. 130 pages, numerous illustrations. Price: 28.20 EUR

The discovery of an early burial ground in the area of the ancient Moabitis (central Jordan) in summer 1998 led to the study discussed here, which compares this with similar burial sites attributed to the early to middle Bronze Age in the Jordanian and Palestinian heartland and the Negev. The aim is to present the grave types and grave forms, specifically in Jordan, and associated elements such as stone circles, stone monuments, cup-stones and possible cult installations. The study constitutes an attempt to categorize these and other phenomena accompanying the burial installations, and to give archaeologists of Palestine an overview of the forms of grave of this type which are widespread in many places in the Levant. The variations of the dolmen grave type, widespread in the Near East and in Europe, are addressed in an excursus which encourages further research.

From the contents:

Summary/overview of early burial sites in Israel
Burial sites in the Ar el-Kerak (Jordan)
Typology of the graves of er-Raha. Archaeological and religious history notes on the stone cult
Excursuses: dating, inscription, Bible scholarship and European dolmen types.

Udo Worschech, born in 1942, studied theology and biblical archaeology at Andrews University (USA), doctorate in 1983 at the university in Frankfurt am Main. Lecturer at Marienhöhe Theological Seminary (Darmstadt) from 1972. Lecturing assignments at the university in Frankfurt am Main from 1984. Excavations in Tell Hesbon (Jordan), Tell Masos (Negev); since 1983 own archaeological research and excavations in central Jordan. Excavations in el-Balu’ (Balua) since 1986. Lecturer at Friedensau Adventist University since 1993. Professorship since 1996 and president of Friedensau University. Head of the Institute for Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology, co-editor of the Friedensauer Schriftenreihe (Friedensau publication series) and editor of the “Beiträge zur Erforschung der antiken Ar el-Kerak” (Contributions to research on the ancient Ar el-Kerak) (BEAK).

This publication is available through the book trade.

Domanyi, Thomas:

Der Toleranzgedanke im neuen Testament. Ein Beitrag zur christlichen Ethik (The idea of tolerance in the New Testament. A contribution to Christian ethics)

Basel: Friedrich Reinhardt Verlag 2000. ISBN 3-7245-1129-9

At the beginning of the third Christian millennium, nothing could be more fitting than to engage with the example and the doctrine of that faith which has inspired the European spirit for the last two millennia. Why did this era sometimes bring so much loss and violence? Have we misunderstood Him? Have the churches falsified His message? Or did He himself preach ideals which, in order to become reality, inevitably had to produce passions and suffering? The burden of these critical approaches has led the writer, after decades of church activity in preaching and teaching, to undertake a theological assessment of the situation, in the belief that a Christian existence today would have no credibility without such an assessment. Now that this “reckoning” has been carried out, the conclusion that emerges is that Jesus’s message still proclaims a humanity which anchors and gives reality, and which our society, threatened by a growing potential for conflict, cannot do without, however much fashion and taste may change.

Thomas Domanyi, born in 1943 in Budapest. After his studies of theology, history, and German language and literature, he obtained a doctorate in the faculty of history and philosophy at the University of Basel. He has served the church as a theological teacher and preacher since 1967. At present he is a lecturer in church history and social ethics at Friedensau Adventist University (Saxony-Anhalt).

Oestreich, Bernhard; Rolly, Horst F.; Kabus, Wolfgang (Hrsg.):

Glaube und Zukunftsgestaltung. Festschrift zum hundertjährigen Bestehen der Theologischen Hochschule Friedensau. Aufsätze zu Theologie, Sozialwissenschaften und Musik (Faith and the shaping of the future. Commemorative volume for the hundredth anniversary of Friedensau Adventist University)

Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Verlag 1999. ISBN 3-631-34547-X, price 60.30 EUR

From a review by Manfred Bärenfänger (Freikirchenforschung 9, 1999, 281-284): “The commemorative volume ‘Glaube und Zukunftsgestaltung’, published by the European academic publishing house Peter Lang, Frankfurt/M., which contains contributions by both Adventists and non-Adventists, bears witness to the high academic standard of this, the only free-church-affiliated theological university in Germany to have state-accredited qualifications – apart from the Lutheran Theological University in Oberursel. It is divided into the three areas taught in Friedensau: theology, social sciences and music.”

Archäologische Newsletter des Institutes für Biblische Archäologie, (Archaeological newsletters of the Institute for Biblical Archaeology)

edited by Udo Worschech and Friedbert Ninow

Noack, Winfried:

Gemeinwesenarbeit - Ein Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch (Community work –a textbook and workbook)

Freiburg 1999, ISBN 3-7841-1160-2

Community work has, on the one hand, almost become a buzzword. It is highly regarded in the world of social work, even in official agencies and authorities, which is not surprising, given that it is – in comparison to individual casework and social group work – defined in relation to society. Of all the forms of social work it is the one most closely interwoven with society as a whole, and partially defined by it (J. Boer, K. Utermann, 1970: 211). On the other hand, community work is terminologically unclear and uncertain, since it includes different traditions and concepts (M. Mohrlok, e.g. 1993: 9). The aim is therefore firstly to give an overview of the emergence and reception of community work, then to demonstrate its basic forms, work methods and potential effects, and finally to outline how a social network for community work can expand into important areas of work for the future.