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Seventh-day Adventists

Lilianne Doukhan

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2013 |
Published online October 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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The Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) movement took shape in the early 1840s as an offshoot of William Miller’s interdenominational Second Advent Movement (1836–43). In 1863 it was officially organized into a church with a theological emphasis on the second coming of Christ and the keeping of the seventh-day Sabbath. From the beginning, these two doctrines shaped SDA music, first in its hymnody and, more recently, in a number of compositional works.

Singing played an important role

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