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By Robert J. Mayer,Garth M. Rosell

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

This paintings starts by way of exploring the nineteenth-century historic and theological roots of early Adventism with unique realization to William Miller and the theological influence of the good 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 impression of these occasions at the faculties that educated introduction Christian clergy--Aurora university (now Aurora collage) and New England institution of Theology (later Berkshire Christian College).

After discussing theological reform efforts in the Protestant mainline and fundamentalist coalitions, this publication describes the conflicting perspectives concerning the Bible's idea that emerged within the early 20th century and their impression at the introduction Christian Church in the course of the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties. It concludes that additional mirrored image is required on either the doctrine of Holy Scripture and the way restorationist events 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 global which may be choked with plenty of unusual faces or even a few fascinating new locations, yet that also is populated by way of plenty of strangely established 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 percentages extra clearly." 
--Garth M. Rosell, Senior study Professor of Church heritage, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

"This tremendous booklet bargains 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 impact upon the appearance culture presents a different window for figuring out 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 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 considering the fact that 1997. he's dependent on the seminary's Charlotte, North Carolina campus.

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