Monthly Archives: September 2012

Post 80: Michael Chamberlain, his PhD thesis, the “case,” and a new book by Ken Crispin

Considering the many accounts of the Chamberlain saga, my preferred newspaper reporter is Malcolm Brown, and my “top” book author is Norman Young (Innocence Regained). However, there are many other worthy analyses; one of the best in Ken Crispin’s “succinct, up-to-date … Continue reading

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Post 79, The Summit, the Book and the RECORD: Ellen White in the Ongoing Adventist Conversation

Last week a computer expert kindly transferred the contents of an out-of-date disk on to a memory stick that my Apple can read. This piece, though focused on February 2004, seems relevant for the present. A new phase of the … Continue reading

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Post 78, Twenty-five Years After Glacier View: Using the Lantern of History, Anticipating a Brighter Future

This paper indicates my assessment of the Glacier View Sanctuary Review Committee 25 years after the event. Posts on this website dated 10 November 2011 and 10 March 2012 offer other interpretive attempts. Obviously there is some duplication in the … Continue reading

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Post 77, Ellen White’s Antipodean Exile: Reflections on Her Australian Years

Ellen White (1827-1915) was born and raised in the New England State of Maine during an era that did not favour extensive travel by women. However, from 1844 until 1909 she itinerated in the United States and elsewhere. What began … Continue reading

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Post 76, A Noteworthy Thesis by Michael Chamberlain on Avondale College and Ellen White

“The Changing Role of Ellen White in Seventh-day Adventism With Reference to Sociocultural Standards at Avondale College,” by Michael Leigh Chamberlain, July 2001 On 22 February 2002, the Council of the University of Newcastle resolved to admit Michael Chamberlain to … Continue reading

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Post 75, Ellen White and Conservatism: Dr Lester Devine’s Research

For me this started in the late 1970s. In those days there were 800 or so Adventist Physicians and Dentists in California — and they were giants in the land.  Their education, status, prestige, and in many cases their wealth, … Continue reading

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