Ante JeroncicTitle: Assistant Professor of Religion
Office Location: Buller Hall 119
Phone: (269) 471-3187
BA, Helderberg College, South Africa
MA, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
PhD, The University of Chicago
Ante Jeroncic, an assistant professor of Religion at Andrews University, joined the faculty in 2006 and teaches systematic theology and ethics. Before joining the Department of Religion, he served in different pastoral settings in the Illinois Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Ante began his theological training at the Adriatic Union College, Croatia and then at Helderberg College, South Africa. Upon receiving an MA in Theology from Stellenbosch University, he moved to the US to continue with his doctoral studies at the University of Chicago Divinity School. With Prof. William Schweiker as his advisor, Ante completed his PhD after defending the dissertation titled: “The Logic of Self-Integration: Jürgen Moltmann Theological Anthropology and the Postmodern Self.”
He nurtures a great love for preaching and the mission of the Adventist church, and strongly believes that theology should be done in the service of the kingdom of God. Ante would argue that abstract theology detached from prayer, obedience to the Word of God, and questions posed by contemporary culture, is, from the get-go, consigned to irrelevancy.
Ante is married to Debbie Jeroncic.
Current Research or Professional Activities:
Ante’s current research interest focuses on the broader questions of religion and violence, the nature of Christian apocalyptic, and the relationship of ethics and aesthetics. His most recent article titled “’Weak’ Self-Integration: Jürgen Moltmann’s Anthropology and the ‘Postmodern Self’” will be published by Heythrop Journal in 2013.
In 2012, he received the Spiritual Life Award from Andrews University.