William G. Johnsson

William G. Johnsson

William G. "Bill" Johnsson (1934—) is a Seventh-day Adventist editor and church leader.


Born in Australia he earned a degree in chemical technology before attending Avondale where he met his wife Nolene Johnsson. Johnsson earned his Th.D. in theology from Vanderbilt University. His dissertation was entitled " [http://www.adventistarchives.org/documents.asp?CatID=176&SortBy=0&ShowDateOrder=True Defilement and Purgation in the Book of Hebrews] ." He served as a missionary to India at Vincent Hill School and Spicer College. From 1975 to 1980 he taught at the Seventh-day Adventist theological seminary in New Testament classes. In 1979 Johnsson was elected the first president of the Adventist Society for Religious Studies. From 1982 to 2006 he was editor of the Adventist Review. Johnsson is also a member of the Ellen G. White Estate board of trustees. He has written over 20 books and 1,000 articles. He currently is the Assistant to the President for Interfaith Relations at the church's headquarters. On May 6, 2007, Johnsson was the graduate commencement speaker at Andrews University where he received an honorary doctorate.


*"A Heart Full of Grace" (2007) Seventh-day Adventist adult devotional. [http://www.rhpa.org/newproducts/product.pl?type=sku&sku=0828019886 Publisher's page]
*"Mark: The Gospel of Jesus" (2005)
*"Glimpes of Grace" (2001)
*"The Fragmenting of Adventism" (1995)
*"Hebrews: Full Assurance for Christians Today" (1994)
*"Wising Up: How I Mastered the Rinse Cycle and Other Lessons of Life" (1991)
*"Behold His Glory" (1989), a Seventh-day Adventist adult devotional
*"I Chose Adventism" (1988)
*"Blessed Assurance" (1985)
*"In Absolute Confidence: The Book of Hebrews Speaks to Our Day" (1979)
*"Religion in Overalls" (1977)
*"The Great Physician" (1975)

See also

* "Adventist Review"

External links

* [https://www.atoday.com/magazine/2002/11/his-own-words-interview-william-johnsson-editor-adventist-review In His Own Words: An Interview with William Johnsson, Editor of the Adventist Review] from "Adventist Today"
* " [http://www.adventistreview.org/issue.php?issue=2006-1528&page=22 Scenes From My Journey] " by Johnsson, three segments of his life
* " [http://www.adventistreview.com/issue.php?issue=2006-1535&page=5 Finally Brethren (and Sisters)] ", his last editorial in the "Review"

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