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By Robert J. Mayer,Garth M. Rosell

Many restorationist-oriented institutions just like the creation Christian Church usually embody conflicting rules. First, they comprehend the Bible's thought and authority in a fashion that minimizes the significance and price of church culture. moment, they offer excessive price to person autonomy either in biblical interpretation and in church governance. Adventism Confronts Modernity describes what can occur while those ideas clash and make it tough to unravel theological conflict.

This paintings starts off via exploring the nineteenth-century old and theological roots of early Adventism with detailed cognizance to William Miller and the theological impression of the nice unhappiness, the failed prediction of the early Adventists that Jesus Christ could go back visibly in 1843 or 1844. next chapters discover the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversies of the early 20th century and concentrate on the effect of these occasions at the faculties that educated creation Christian clergy--Aurora collage (now Aurora collage) and New England tuition of Theology (later Berkshire Christian College).

After discussing theological reform efforts in the Protestant mainline and fundamentalist coalitions, this ebook describes the conflicting perspectives concerning the Bible's proposal that emerged within the early 20th century and their effect at the introduction Christian Church through the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties. It concludes that extra mirrored image is required on either the doctrine of Holy Scripture and the way restorationist activities stability Christian theology with person and congregational autonomy.

"Prepare yourselves for an highbrow feast! In his well-researched, trustworthy, and winsome account, Mayer offers his readers with an extraordinary glimpse right into a interesting new world: a global that could be packed with plenty of unusual faces or even a few fascinating new locations, yet that also is populated by means of plenty of unusually frequent issues. By permitting his readers to view those previous matters via new lenses, he is helping us all to determine the demanding situations and chances extra clearly." 
--Garth M. Rosell, Senior examine Professor of Church background, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

"This high quality e-book deals a desirable window into the Protestant conflict for the Bible via tracing the arrival Christian Church's theological journey. Mayer's evaluate of the modernist/fundamentalist controversy and post-WWII Evangelicalism's impact upon the appearance culture offers a different window for realizing how perspectives of Scripture's concept form the church. A nice creation to the trajectory of twentieth-century Protestant theological diversity."
--S. Donald Fortson, III, DMin, PhD, Professor of Church historical past and useful Theology, Director, DMin software, Reformed Theological Seminary

Robert J. Mayer is Senior Librarian and Assistant Professor of Theological Bibliography at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the place he has served given that 1997. he's dependent on the seminary's Charlotte, North Carolina campus.

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