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About Denis Fortin

Denis Fortin is professor of theology at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. Since joining the Seminary faculty in 1994, Fortin has served as dean of the Seminary (2006-2013), director of the Master of Divinity program (1999-2001), associate dean (2000-2004), and chair of the Theology and Christian Philosophy department (2006).
Born in Quebec City, Canada, Fortin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in pastoral ministry from Canadian University College (now Burman University), Alberta, in 1982. He earned a Master of Divinity from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary of Andrews University in 1986 and a Doctorate in Theology (PhD) from the Université Laval, Quebec, in 1995. His dissertation studied the developments of three Adventist denominations in Canada in the nineteenth century. Prior to coming to Andrews University, he served as a pastor in the Quebec Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
He is involved in a number of scholarly societies among them the Society of Biblical Literature, the Adventist Theological Society, and the Adventist Society for Religious Studies. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and served many years on the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. (1999-2013), and has served on numerous committees for the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Fortin has authored a number of publications on Adventist history and theology. He is co-editor, with Jerry Moon, of The Ellen G. White Encyclopedia (Review and Herald, 2013). In 2004 he published Adventism in Quebec: The Dynamics of Rural Church Growth, 1830-1910 (Andrews University Press).
Fortin is married to Kristine Knutson, director of the Student Success Center at Andrews University. Their children are Kimberly and her husband, Andrew Fish, Mark, and Erika.

Positions

Present Professor of Theology, Andrews University Theology & Christian Philosophy Department
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Education

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PhD, Universite Laval
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BA, Canadian Union College
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MDiv, Andrews University
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