Zdravko Plantak

Zdravko Plantak, PhD

Dr. Plantak completed his B.A. in Religion and Religious Studies and M.A. in Theology and Church History at Newbold College. He continued his studies at King’s College London with a PhD in Ethics and Theology with a dissertation titled “Human Rights and Adventist Social Ethics” wherein he focused on the ethics of human rights in general as well as race, gender equality, and poverty in a global context. He subsequently published a monograph, The Silent Church: Human Rights and Adventist Social Ethics published with Palgrave Macmillan in 1998. He has served as an SDA minister in London, England, as the Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Washington Adventist University, and is presently a Professor of Religion and Ethics in the School of Religion at Loma Linda University.


Selected Publications:
  • “Radical Liminality: Re-Imagining and Re-Performing Our Faith on the Thresholds of Life” and “Liminal Radicality: The Mission of the Church through the Embodied Proclamation” as the Annual G. Arthur Keough Lectures in April 2015
  • “Morality and the First Croatian Bible Translation into Glagolic Language,” Paper presentation at the School of Philosophy, University of Croatia, Zagreb for the 450th Anniversary of the First Translation of the New Testament into the Croatian Glagolic Language and Cyrilic International Conference, 2013.
  • The Silent Church: Human Rights and Adventist Social Ethics, Palgrave Macmillan, 1998.