In this indispensable book, P. Gerard Damsteegt explores the origins and basic theological structures that have motivated the Seventh-day Adventist Church for more than a century. Limiting himself to a descriptive historical-theological and missiological approach, Damsteegt analyzes the origin and significance of Seventh-day Adventists’ methods of Bible interpretation; the development of their ecclesiology, soteriology, and apocalyptic-eschatology; their self-understanding of the role they play in the history of the Christian church and salvation history; their views on inter-church relations; their concepts on truth and revelation; and their approach to others.
This study endeavors to contribute an in-depth understanding of Seventh-day Adventists and to lead to improved relations between them and persons of other persuasions. Anyone interested in learning about the history of the Seventh-day Adventist church will find this book a treasure.
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