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Seventh‐day Adventists, Daniel, and Revelation

Kenneth G. C. Newport

in The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199204540
Published online May 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199204540.003.0035

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Seventh‐day Adventists, Daniel, and Revelation

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This article focuses on the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church and their reading of number of biblical texts, particularly the books of Daniel and Revelation. In an effort to bring itself out in sharp relief against the general Christian background, the SDA church has drawn substantially on the biblical text, especially the books of Daniel and Revelation, to argue for its own status as the true remnant church which has a divine commission both to exist and to preach its apocalyptic message to the world at large. The way in which the church has interpreted the text is an integral part of the story of how, from a very unpromising start among the ranks of the disappointed Millerites, the church has built itself up to be a highly motivated and highly successful movement, which seems now set for a period of rapid growth.

Keywords: Book of Daniel; Book of Revelation; Seventh Day Adventists; Millerites; biblical texts

Article.  6479 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Christianity ; Religious Studies

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