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The Adventists Dilemma Paperback – March 30, 2001

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  • Paperback: 163 pages
  • Publisher: Evening Publications (March 30, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954018702
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954018702
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,892,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Edward W. H. Vick was born in Sussex and grew up in Berkshire. He is a graduate of London (BD), Nottingham (BA Philosophy), Oxford (B.Litt.), and Vanderbilt (Ph.D.) Universities.

He is a teacher of wide experience, having taught for many years at Canadian Union College, Alberta (Canada) and at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, Michigan (USA). Later he was Head of Religious Studies Department, Forest Fields College, Nottingham.

He is now retired and teaches philosophy in local Adult Education programmes.

He is married with a son and two daughters, and four grandchildren.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joel L. Watts VINE VOICE on January 26, 2012
Format: Paperback
While this book is entitled "The Adventists' Dilemma," and indeed, very much geared to the various Adventists groups, at the heart of the matter is not so much a dilemma applied to one group, but indeed, to so-called literalists across the board. Vick has written to Adventists, a group he is intimately familiar with, but his book encompasses all of those who, without applying a consistent logic throughout, continue to misread Scripture "literally." Much like his previous work, Vick offers an apologetic of logical reasoning which is done not in fire but in love. His writing style is a little dry, but not so tedious as to make the book unreadable or unenjoyable. Indeed, at times, the dryness allows the reader to disengage herself from the rise of emotion which necessarily will come to light upon reading Vick's work. By this, I mean that when the reader who is of a literalist persuasion, Adventist or not, begins to read the methods in which Vick uses theological reasoning to combat the areas of wrongly-placed emphasis and poorly drawn conclusions due to a more literalist interpretation of Scripture, it will be natural for the reader to react. Vick's writing style, then, becomes an asset in that he is not betraying emotion, but sticks to one logical principle after another. There are no polemics in this work; only a calculation of words which should enable to reader to begin to accept the premise of Vick's work.

This short book (148 pages) is divided into 18 chapters and a postscript. It is a neatly ordered structure, moving from the problem to the examination of what the idea of a `soon' advent is indeed a problem. Following this are a few chapters on how to fix the issue, and simply put, it is about returning to the Text itself.
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