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Samuel Pagán

Samuel Pagán

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
(403) 782-3381  x 4014

Office location: Northwest Hall


PhD, Historical Theology—Adventist Studies, Andrews University (ongoing) 
MDiv—Jewish Studies, Andrews University (1999)
BA Theology, minor in Education, Universidad Adventista de las Antillas (1990)

Areas of Expertise

Adventist Theology
Issues in Ellen G. White
Adventist History
Christian Theology


Samuel Pagán De Jesús served as a pastor and adjunct professor before joining the faculty at Burman University. He has written various papers addressing Adventist theological issues, and contributed to the publication of Enseñanzas Bíblicas de la Fe Adventista. He contributed as an editorial assistance towards the publication of the Andrews Bible Commentary. He enjoys researching the mid-19th and 20th-century evangelical movement as it relates to modern and post-modern Christianity in general and Adventism in particular. His dissertation research compares 1970s Adventist scholar Desmond Ford with evangelical renowned scholar F. F. Bruce on the topic of justification by faith and the implications for Seventh-day Adventists’ understanding of righteousness by faith. He has given dozens of church seminars on Adventist theological and historical developments. In his spare time Samuel enjoys biking, singing, and taking long walks with his wife, Carmen (MBA).

Current Research or Professional Activities

Christology of Access: Desmond Ford and F. F. Bruce on the Book of Hebrews: A Comparative Study,” Andrews University Scholarship Symposium, Berrien Springs, MI, 2020.

Adventism in the Shadow of Fundamentalism,” Andrews University Scholarship Symposium, Berrien Springs, MI, 2016.

Ellen White’s use of the Veil Imagery and her progressive Understanding of the Book of Hebrews,” Andrews University Scholarship Symposium, Berrien Springs, MI, 2016.

Apostolic Succession and Teaching Authority in the Struggle Against Gnosticism,” ATS Sabbath Symposium, San Diego, 2014.

Sucesión Apostólica y el Magisterio en la lucha contra el Gnosticismo,” Montemorelos, Monterrey, México, 2014.

Response to Alberto Timm, “Developments of Contemporary Issues Related to Ellen G. White,” Ellen G. White Symposium, Adventist Theological Seminary, Berrien Springs, MI, 2013.