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Seeker After Light: A. F. Ballenger, Adventism, and American Christianity Paperback – January 1, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-1883925307 ISBN-10: 1883925304

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In 1905, Albion Fox Ballenger, a popular Seventh-day Adventist preacher, was released from employment for advocating views in conflict with Adventist teaching about Christ’s ministry in the heavenly sanctuary. Three quarters of a century later, another popular Adventist preacher again questioned the church’s sanctuary doctrine, with similar results. In some important ways, the Ballenger case may be seen as a foreshadowing historical footnote to a doctrinal controversy that shook Adventism in the early 1980s.

About the Author

Calvin W. Edwards has provided executive management to several ministries and private companies. His scholarly interest in Ballenger began when he was a student at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in the early 1980s.

Gary Land, editor of Adventism in America and author of other works in Adventist history, is professor of history at Andrews University.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews University Press (January 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883925304
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883925307
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,779,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 27, 2004
Format: Paperback
This well-researched volume is a biography of Albion Fox Ballenger, a popular Seventh-day Adventist preacher who was released from employment with the church for advocating views which were in conflict with his denomination's teaching. As such, the book necessarily looks at the history of the Adventist Church within the context of religion in the United States during the late 1800s and early 1900s. It reveals how the Adventist church was influenced by American religion and culture through its dabbling in such things as the Holiness Movement and faith healing. The book is appropriate for all those interested in religious controversy and/or Seventh-day Adventist history.
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