Seeking a Sanctuary: Seventh-day Adventism and the


Seeking a Sanctuary: Seventh-day Adventism and the American Dream ➩ [Ebook] ➤ Seeking a Sanctuary: Seventh-day Adventism and the American Dream By Malcolm Bull ➵ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk The completely revised second edition further explores one of the most successful of America's indigenous religious groups Despite this the Adventist church has remained largely invisible Seeking a Sa The completely revised second edition Sanctuary: Seventh-day MOBI ò further explores one of the most successful of America's indigenous religious groups Despite this the Adventist church has remained largely invisible Seeking a Sanctuary casts light on this marginal religion through its socio historical context and discusses several Adventist figures that shaped the perception of this Christian sect.

  • Paperback
  • 520 pages
  • Seeking a Sanctuary: Seventh-day Adventism and the American Dream
  • Malcolm Bull
  • English
  • 28 July 2016
  • 9780253218681

10 thoughts on “Seeking a Sanctuary: Seventh-day Adventism and the American Dream

  1. Ben Schnell Ben Schnell says:

    This book is an amazing study of Adventism It was a page turner for me It's very interesting to hear an objective outsider study the church without an agenda to promote the church or destroy it but just to explain it I will read again

  2. Adam Borecky Adam Borecky says:

    Outstanding

  3. John John says:

    This magisterial work is generally regarded as the most important academic study of the Seventh day Adventist Church Bull and Lockhart create a compelling picture of the SDAs as one of America's least understood but most successful indigenous religious movements This study brings together a history of the SDA Church and a study of its subcultures with an analysis of the Church's ambivalent relationship with the United States This ambivalence is characterized by the authors as a function of the Adventist preoccupation with time The Church's peculiar understanding of temporality its emphasis on the seventh day Sabbath and its focus on eschatology is according to Bull and Lockhart the primary source of its identity Sometimes they push this understanding too far For example at one point they interpret the disapproval of novels by Ellen White and the early Adventist leadership as a rejection of the secular understanding of time that would be encouraged by the novel as a literary form A couple of pages later though the argues discuss the encouragement of specifically SDA novels by the same early leadership If it had been the novel as a form per se that was problematic due to Adventist concerns about marking out sacred time then the subject matter would have been irrelevant If this approach is occasionally stretched to or beyond its breaking point it nonetheless provides a fascinating interpretive lens through which to view Adventism in America The final third of Seeking a Sanctuary is devoted to a consideration of Adventist Subculture analyzing the interplay between race gender socio economics and professional life in the inner dynamics of Adventism These chapters are uneven The most fascinating is adiscussion of the influence of health reform and Adventist medicine on the overall direction of Adventist culture polity and theology Bull and Lockhart argue that the classic denominalization thesis is not really applicable to the SDA church; this body they say has been not so much denominalized as medicalized The tensions between the ordained ministry and administration of the church on the one hand and its medical practitioners and institutions on the other emerges with compelling vividness in this discussionThis book is absolutely essential reading for anyone interested in Adventism or sectarian movements in America

  4. Mei Mei says:

    Just got back from the Spectrum Conference with Bull and Lockhart who were both articulate and phenomenally engaging human beings This book sparked a great deal of controversy some were hostile to the idea that their church was not and has never been on the forefront of political change or social activism And also the idea of the revolving door which posits the observation that when Adventists get educated they leave It was interesting to see the need that the Adventists had to either deny the observations that Bull and Lockhart had made in a way that seemed like welldenial or to embrace them as prophets there were countless uestions of what they thought could happen next and even what they thought was possible to happen next I couldn't help but feeling that what was possible didn't lie with them but with the very people who asked the uestions Like myself I suppose

  5. Rachel Rachel says:

    Definitely one of the best academic books in existence on Seventh day Adventism Probably not a good place for the novice to begin however Its chapters are stand alone essays and the authors assume a certain level of basic familiarity with Adventism

  6. Seth Anderson Seth Anderson says:

    A sociological study of the Seventh day Adventist Church

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