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By Robert J. Mayer,Garth M. Rosell

Many restorationist-oriented institutions just like the creation Christian Church frequently embody conflicting rules. First, they comprehend the Bible's notion and authority in a manner that minimizes the significance and cost of church culture. moment, they provide excessive worth to person autonomy either in biblical interpretation and in church governance. Adventism Confronts Modernity describes what can take place while those ideas clash and make it tricky to solve theological conflict.

This paintings starts off by way of exploring the nineteenth-century ancient and theological roots of early Adventism with particular 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 expert introduction Christian clergy--Aurora collage (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 in regards to 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 Sixties. It concludes that extra 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 an extraordinary glimpse right into a interesting new world: a global which may be jam-packed with plenty of strange faces or even a few attention-grabbing new areas, yet that also is populated via plenty of strangely frequent issues. By permitting his readers to view those outdated matters via new lenses, he is helping us all to work out the demanding situations and probabilities extra clearly." 
--Garth M. Rosell, Senior examine Professor of Church background, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

"This superb e-book bargains a desirable window into the Protestant conflict for the Bible via tracing the appearance Christian Church's theological journey. Mayer's evaluation of the modernist/fundamentalist controversy and post-WWII Evangelicalism's impression upon the appearance culture offers a different window for realizing how perspectives of Scripture's idea form the church. A nice advent to the trajectory of twentieth-century Protestant theological diversity."
--S. Donald Fortson, III, DMin, PhD, Professor of Church background and useful 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 seeing that 1997. he's established on the seminary's Charlotte, North Carolina campus.

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