Rubén Muñoz-LarrondoTitle: Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
Office Location: Buller Hall 122
Phone: (269) 471-3185
PhD, Vanderbilt University
MDiv, Andrews University
MAThS, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Illinois
BS, Electrical Engineering, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile
Rubén Muñoz-Larrondo joined the Religion faculty in 2006, teaching Greek, Hermeneutics and New Testament classes. In addition, he teaches masters level NT classes for the Hispanic track for the Andrews Theological Seminary and the Interamerican Adventist Theological Seminary, SETAI, PR. He holds a PhD from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Prior to coming to Andrews University, Rubén taught for three years at a Historically Black College in Tennessee. As an ordained minister, he has served as a District Pastor for ten years in the Carolina and Kentucky-Tennessee Conferences.
He loves to teach, organize and travel on the Bible Lands Study Tour, a sponsored biennial tour of the Religion Department.
Happily married to Angélica Briceño Muñoz, they are the proud parents of three young adults: Paulina, Rubén Andrés, and Constanza.
Current Research or Professional Activities
He has published the book A Postcolonial Reading of the Book of the Acts of the Apostles with Peter Lang and has articles and presentations on hermeneutics. He is also writing a commentary on Acts of the Apostles for the forthcoming Latino/a Commentary of the New Testament (LCNT). As Program Director for the Online Spanish Ministry Certificate, he is currently working on the publication of A Manual of Hermeneutics and Exegesis in English and Spanish. In addition he serves as the co-editor of one of the volumes of the forthcoming Online Certificate textbooks, Introducción al Nuevo Testamento.
Rubén is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Adventist Society for Religious Studies , a Fellow of the Hispanic Theological Initiative, Princeton, NJ., and the President and founder of CHADT, Centro Hispano Adventista para el Diálogo Teológico, a community of professors and pastors fostering theological dialogue among Adventist Hispanics.