Monthly Archives: January 2012

Post 38, Sources for the Study of Adventism: Magazines, Journals and Websites

I will begin today’s discussion of sources for the study of Adventism by quoting a letter that I wrote to the editor of the magazine Adventist Today, printed in the Spring 2010 issue, page 4. Here is the letter, exactly … Continue reading

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Post 37, Ussher, Adventists and the Age of the Earth

I was a bit nervous about the blog that I posted on Australia Day (January 26). Would my readers understand it? So I sent it to one of the best-informed, young (well under thirty-years-of-age!) scientists that I know. His reply … Continue reading

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Post 36, From Archbishop Ussher to Ellen White

With a name like Patrick, my readers will understand why I have some affinity with the millions of Americans and Australians who identify genetically or affectionately with the Emerald Isle. So I have a soft spot for the Irish prelate … Continue reading

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Post 35, The Sanctuary/Investigative Judgment, 1844-2008: A short, documented history of an Adventist teaching

This paper summarises, in four thousand words, what may well be the most-discussed teaching of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Since the paper attempts to present impartially the views of many commentators, it lists in its footnotes (another two thousand words) … Continue reading

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Post 34, When Seventh-day Adventists Agreed on Their Name

“It seems to me that the child is now so grown that it is exceedingly awkward to have no name for it,” James White commented at an epochal conference that began 29 September 1860. The “child” was the Sabbath-keeping branch … Continue reading

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