The faculty in the History and Political Science Department regularly participate in several areas of scholarly and professional research. The listing below details the research which has been done by departmental faculty in the last five years. For current research, please check the individual faculty listings.


Land, Gary. The U.S. History & Government Tutor (Piscataway, NJ: Research and Education Association, 2005).

_____. Historical Dictionary of the Seventh-day Adventists (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2005).

Strayer, Brian. Suffering Saints: Jasenists and Convulsionnaires in France, 1640-1790.  (Brighton, England:  Sussex Academic Press, 2008). 

Articles and Book Chapters (Scholarly):

Land, Gary.  "Fathers and Sons, and the Rhythms of Baseball in Nonfiction Literature." In Baseball/Literature/Culture: Essays, 2004-2005, ed. Peter Carino (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006), 74-83.

_____, with Gary Gray. "Baseball Literature for General Education." In Baseball in the Classroom: Teaching American's National Pastime, ed. Edward J. Reilly (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006), 113-25.

_____.  "Historical Introduction."  In History of the Second Advent Message and Mission, Doctrine and People, Adventist Classic Library (Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 2008), v-xxxvi.

_____,  with Gary Gray.  "Student Responses to Baseball Literature: Reflections on Course Evaluations and Teaching  Experience."  In Baseball/Literature/Culture: Essays, eds. Ronald E. Kates and Warren Tormey (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008), 160-70.

Sabes, Jane. "Judicial Perspectives on the Recall of Locally Elected Officials." The Judges' Journal, 45 (Spring 2006), 15-19, 41.

_____, and Peggie Ncube. "Petitioning for Recall: Reasons and Rationale." American Journal of Psychology, 9 (No. 3, 2007), 563-574.

_____, and Peggie Ncube, "the Experience of Local Michigan Officials Targeted for Recall," Michigan Academician, 37 (Spring 2007), 77-92.

_____. "Popes and Presidents: The Relationship of Domestic Politics and Religion in International Affairs." Andrews University Seminary Studies, 45 (No. 1, 2007), 45-61.

 Strayer, Brian. "The Edict of Fontainebleau (1685) and the Huguenots: Who's to Blame?" In Persecution and Pluralism: Calvinists and Religious Minorities in Early Modern Europe, 1550-1700, eds. David Trim and Richard Bonney (Oxford, UK: Peter Lang, 2006).

Wood, Gary.  "Is Democracy Exportable? The Case of the U.S. in Iraq." In Global Politics in the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century, ed. Akis Kalaitzidis (Athens: ATINER Press, 2009.)

Articles and Book Chapters (Professional):

Land, Gary.  "Educating for Citizenship: Social Studies in Contemporary Education." Journal of Adventist Education (October/November 2006), 25-29.

Sabes, Jane. "Michelle Chin, Dialogue with an Adventist Specialist in Political Science." College and University Dialogue, 18 (#2, 2006), 20-21.

_____. "Is there a Role for Adventists in Politics?" College and University Dialogue, 18 (Fall 2006), 5-8.

_____. "Economic Markets and Government Mandates." In Many Voices: An Introduction to Social Issues, rev. ed., eds. Herbert W. Helm and Duane C. McBride, eds. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 2007, 404-16.

_____. "Teaching Ethics: From Reasoning to Responsibility," Journal of Adventist Education December-January 2007-08),

_____. "Religio-Political Tensions in the World," Shabbat Shalom (No. 1, 2007), 29-31.

_____. "Politics: A Biblical Perspective." Christ in the Classroom, vol 34-B, Humberto Rasi, ed. (Silver Spring, MD: The Foundation for Adventist Education and the Institute for Christian Teaching, 2007), 265-90.

Strayer, Brian.  "Women and Witness: Their Vision Shaped One of Adventism's Most Successful Ministries." Adventist Review (April 2006), 24-25.

Book Reviews:

Land, Gary. Adventism and the American Republic: The Public Involvement of a Major Apocalyptic Movement by Douglas Morgan. Religious Studies Review 28 (January 2002), 91.

_____. Adventism and the American Republic: The Public Involvement of a Major Apocalyptic Movement by Douglas Morgan. Fides et Historia: Journal of the Conference on Faith and History, 35 (Winter/Spring 2003), pp. 149-50; reprinted, Andrews University Seminary Studies, 43 (Autumn 2005), 365-66.

_____. Religion and Public Policy ed. by Paula D. Nesbitt. Andrews University Seminary Studies, 41 (Autumn 2003), 335-36.

_____. Historical Theory by Mary Fulbrook. Fides et Historia: Journal of the Conference on Faith and History, 37 (Winter/Spring 2005), 127-28.

_____. Adventism in Quebec: The Dynamics of Rural Church Growth, 1830-1910 by Denis Fortin. Andrews University Seminary Studies, 43 (Autumn 2005), 338-41.

_____. Before Darwin: Reconciling God and Nature by Keith Thomson. Origins: A Publication of the Geoscience Research Institute (60, 2007), 55-58.

Markovic, John. Yugoslavia and its Historians: Understanding the Balkan Wars of the 1990s by Norman M. Naimark and Holly Case, eds.. Canadian American Slavic Studies, 41 (Spring 2007), 123-24.

Strayer, Brian. The Family on Trial in Revolutionary France by Suzanne Desan. American Historical Review, 110 (April 2005), 563.

_____. Sacred Boundaries; Religious Coexistence and Conflict in Early Modern France by Keith P. Luria. American Historical Review, 110 (April 2006), 568-69.

Paper Presentations:

Land, Gary.  "Fathers, Sons, and the Rhythms of Baseball in Nonfiction Literature," Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, April 15, 2005.

_____. "The Rules of the (Sandlot) Game," Society for American Baseball Research, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. August 4, 2005.

_____ with Gary Gray. "Student Responses to Baseball Literature: Reflections on Course Evaluations and Teaching Experience." 11th Annual Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference, Middle Tennessee State University, Murphreesboro, Tennessee, March 31, 2006.

Markovic, John. "The Resilience of Christianity: Challenges and Opportunities for Christianity in the World of Multiculturalism and Diversity." Pruit Memorial Symposium, "Global Christianity: Challenging Modernity and the West," Baylor University, Waco, TX, Nov. 12, 2005.

Sabes, Jane.  "Being Targeted for Recall: And How did that Make You Feel?" Michigan Academy of Arts, Sciences and Letters, Ypsilanti, MI, March 4, 2005.

_____. "Recall of Locally Elected Officials: Judicial Perspectives." International Conference on Social Science Research, Orlando, FL, December 406, 2005.

_____. "Politics: A Biblical Perspective." Third Symposium on the Bible and Adventist Scholarship, Institute for Christian Teaching. Cancun, Mexico, March 19-26, 2006.

_____. "Petitioning for Recall: Reasons and Rationale. Southwest Social Science Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 14-17, 2007.

Strayer, Brian.  "The Bellicose Dove: Claude Brousson Reconsidered, 1647-1698." Association of Seventh-day Adventist Historians, Oakwood College, Huntsville, AL, April 19-22, 2007,

Wood, Gary.  "Is Democracy Exportable: The Case of the U.S. in Iraq."  6th International Conference on Politics, Athens, Greece, June 23-26, 2008.

_____.  "Political Obligation, Religious Liberty, and the Foundations of the American Constitution."  The Social Philosophy and Research Center, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, December 4, 2008.

_____.  "Natural Law, Gay Rights, and Religious Liberty."  The Paul Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, April 24, 2009.

_____.  "Homosexuality, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Declaration of Independence." Marriage, Homosexuality and the Church, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, Oct. 16, 2009.

Dictionary and Encyclopedia Entries:

Land, Gary. "Miller, William." In Encyclopedia of Religious Revivals in America, vol. 1, ed. Michael McClymond (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007), 276-78.

_____.  "Fundamentalism, Christian." "Temperance Movement."  In American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of  Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U. S. History, 3 vols., ed. Gina Misiroglu (Armonk, NY:  M.E. Sharpe, 2009), 294-97, 704-07.

_____.  "Salem, Witchcraft, and Religious Intolerance," "Transcendentalism and Literary Romanticism,"    "California's Global Gold Rush," "New Immigration," "The Red Scare and International Communism," in America in World History, 4 vols., ed. Susan Crean (Armonk, NY:  M.E. Sharpe, 2009), Vol. 1, 70-72, Vol. 2, 75-77, 89-91, Vol. 3, 5-8, 98-100.

_____.  "Galbraith, John Kenneth," "Jehovah's Witnesses," "Podhoretz, Norman," "Will, George F." in Encyclopedia of the Culture Wars:  Issues, Viewpoints and Voices, 2 vols., ed. Roger Chapman (Armonk, NY:  M. E. Sharpe, 2010), 203, 284-85, 432-33, 617-18.

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