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By Robert J. Mayer,Garth M. Rosell

Many restorationist-oriented institutions just like the introduction Christian Church usually include conflicting ideas. First, they comprehend the Bible's concept and authority in a fashion that minimizes the significance and price of church culture. moment, they provide excessive worth to person autonomy either in biblical interpretation and in church governance. Adventism Confronts Modernity describes what can take place while those ideas clash and make it tricky to unravel theological conflict.

This paintings starts by way of exploring the nineteenth-century ancient and theological roots of early Adventism with distinct recognition to William Miller and the theological impression of the nice sadness, the failed prediction of the early Adventists that Jesus Christ might go back visibly in 1843 or 1844. next chapters discover the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversies of the early 20th century and concentrate on the influence of these occasions at the faculties that educated creation Christian clergy--Aurora collage (now Aurora college) and New England tuition of Theology (later Berkshire Christian College).

After discussing theological reform efforts in the Protestant mainline and fundamentalist coalitions, this publication describes the conflicting perspectives in regards to the Bible's thought that emerged within the early 20th century and their impression at the introduction Christian Church in the course of the Fifties and Sixties. It concludes that extra mirrored image is required on either the doctrine of Holy Scripture and the way restorationist routine 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 a unprecedented glimpse right into a interesting new world: a international that could be jam-packed with plenty of strange faces or even a few attention-grabbing new locations, yet that also is populated by means of plenty of unusually universal issues. By permitting his readers to view those previous matters via new lenses, he is helping us all to determine the demanding situations and percentages extra clearly." 
--Garth M. Rosell, Senior study Professor of Church heritage, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

"This tremendous booklet deals a desirable window into the Protestant conflict for the Bible via tracing the arrival Christian Church's theological journey. Mayer's evaluation of the modernist/fundamentalist controversy and post-WWII Evangelicalism's impression upon the appearance culture presents a special window for figuring out how perspectives of Scripture's thought form the church. A nice creation to the trajectory of twentieth-century Protestant theological diversity."
--S. Donald Fortson, III, DMin, PhD, Professor of Church background and functional 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 considering the fact that 1997. he's dependent on the seminary's Charlotte, North Carolina campus.

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