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Ivan Milanov

Head of the Department of Theological Studies (DTS); Senior Lecturer in Old Testament

Ivan Milanov

BTh MA PhD

I have been working at Newbold in the full-time capacity since December 2015. Between 2007–2013, I taught at undergraduate lever at Newbold the Old Testament part of ‘Biblical Apocalyptic’ as a contract lecturer.  From 2010–2015 I taught at Belgrade Theological Seminary (Serbia) the following modules: Hebrew I, Hebrew II, Pentateuch, Old Testament Prophets and the Book of Daniel. During the academic 2012 and 2016, I taught at the Adventist Faculty in Marusevec, Croatia, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

I am also an ordained pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. I served both as pastor in my native Macedonia and my wife’s native Serbia. I pastored small and large congregations between 2000–2003 and 2011–2015 and spent two and a half of my eight years of active pastoral ministry in church planting. I conducted more than fifteen evangelistic campaigns as a local pastor. I still preach on a regular basis, record interviews, participate in evangelistic campaigns and give bible studies.

 

Contact Information

Office hours: Appointments available by arrangement

Email: imilanov@newbold.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1344 407480

Modules

  • Classes I’ve taught

    • Introduction to Hebrew
    • Hebrew Texts and Prophets
    • Foundations of Biblical and Theological Studies
    • Old Testament and Ethics
  • Classes I'll teach

    Undergraduate Modules:

    • Old Testament Prophets
    • Old Testament and New Testament Apocalyptic
    • Pentateuch and Writings

    I co-teach the postgraduate modules:

    • Christian Apologetics
    • Race, Identity and Nation

     

    As the Head of DTS, I support my fellow lecturers, chair the department meetings and oversee the quality of programmes’ delivery, the department strategy, action plan and its budget. I am also Chair of the Academic Board at Newbold College.

    My office door and mind are always open to the teaching staff and students in any kind of need. I am a good listener and quick to get into action in order to bring better quality experience both for my colleagues and students.

  • Areas of expertise

    I am a specialist for the book of Daniel. However, my expertise and personal interest include the study of the Later Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and the Twelve-colloquially known as Minor Prophets). My current favourite book is the book of Jonah. I have been fascinated by the book of Genesis and Song of Songs as well.

    The themes of the Old Testament that interest me are hubris (ultimate pride), ethics, social justice, race, nation and sexuality

     

  • Research and publications

    ‘”With the Whole Heart, Soul and Strength”: Principles of Worship in the Hebrew Bible’, Richard Elofer (ed.), Let’s Worship Him: World Adventist-Jewish Congress in Paris, July 2016 (Silver Spring: General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 2018), 91–114

  • Other professional qualifications

    I am a member of the following Bible research societies:

    • Tyndale Fellowship
    • Society for Old Testament Study
    • European Association of Biblical Studies.

    Chair
    Academic Board at Newbold College of Higher Education

    Head of the Department of Theological Studies
    Newbold College of Higher Education