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Rahel Schafer

Rahel Schafer

Title: Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
Office Location: Buller Hall 117
E-mail: rschafer@andrews.edu
Phone: (269) 471-3184

Education

PhD Candidate, Wheaton College

MS Biology, Andrews University

MA Religion, Andrews University

BS Biology, Andrews University

Biography

Rahel Schafer, assistant professor of Biblical Studies, is passionate about God’s word and God’s world. She has completed graduate degrees in religion and biology, and a Ph.D. at Wheaton College, researching the Old Testament portrayal of God’s response to the suffering of animals. It is Rahel’s great honor and joy to inspire her students to discover the beauty and depth of biblical truth for themselves. She loves leading her church’s Pathfinder club and youth group, as well as backpacking and climbing mountains.

Current Research or Professional Activities

Rahel Schafer has for years been active as a youth/pathfinder leader and elder in her local church. She has completed her dissertation on animals in the Bible, a topic on which she has presented aspects at major scholarly congresses. She is also writing the commentary on the Book of Esther for the forthcoming one-volume Andrews Bible Commentary.