By Robert J. Mayer,Garth M. Rosell
This paintings starts off by way of exploring the nineteenth-century historic and theological roots of early Adventism with certain awareness to William Miller and the theological effect of the nice sadness, 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 impression of these occasions at the schools that proficient creation Christian clergy--Aurora university (now Aurora college) and New England college of Theology (later Berkshire Christian College).
After discussing theological reform efforts in the Protestant mainline and fundamentalist coalitions, this booklet describes the conflicting perspectives concerning the Bible's notion that emerged within the early 20th century and their influence at the introduction Christian Church through the Nineteen Fifties and 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 presents his readers with an extraordinary glimpse right into a attention-grabbing new world: a global that could be choked with plenty of surprising faces or even a few fascinating new areas, yet that also is populated by means of plenty of unusually frequent issues. By permitting his readers to view those previous concerns via new lenses, he is helping us all to work out the demanding situations and probabilities extra clearly."
--Garth M. Rosell, Senior learn Professor of Church background, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"This positive ebook bargains a desirable window into the Protestant conflict for the Bible via tracing the appearance Christian Church's theological journey. Mayer's review of the modernist/fundamentalist controversy and post-WWII Evangelicalism's effect upon the arrival culture offers a different window for figuring out how perspectives of Scripture's notion form the church. A nice advent to the trajectory of twentieth-century Protestant theological diversity."
--S. Donald Fortson, III, DMin, PhD, Professor of Church background and sensible 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 due to the fact 1997. he's dependent on the seminary's Charlotte, North Carolina campus.
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Adventism Confronts Modernity: An Account of the Advent Christian Controversy over the Bible’s Inspiration by Robert J. Mayer,Garth M. Rosell