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Regional Conference Origins (3 vols.)


These volumes offer a firsthand look at interracial relations in Seventh-day Adventist Church history. Best known for their worship on Saturdays and enthusiasm for Christ’s imminent return, Adventists are among the most widespread and culturally diverse religious groups in the world.

With these resources, explore key historical documents of Adventist race relations between African American and Anglo leaders. Volume one chronicles SDA’s accomplishments in interracial relations. Volume two traces the development of the North American Colored Department. The last volume contains the minutes from a special committee of the Colored Department to the Advisory Council of Adventists on matters involving African American evangelism. Serious readers and researchers alike will find a wealth of historical information on how Adventists adapted to interracial changes in American culture that affected all denominations.

In the Logos editions, these valuable volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches with the Topic Guide to instantly gather relevant biblical texts and resources, enabling you to jump into the conversation on early-twentieth-century North American Christianity. Tablet and mobile apps let you take the discussion with you. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

For more primary-source documents from SDA church history, check out the landmark 1919 Bible Conference Collection (24 vols.).

Key Features

  • Historical look at Seventh-day Adventist race relations during a pivotal time in North American church history
  • Primary source documents on a significant issue within the SDA Church

Individual Titles

Regional Conference Origins, Part 1

  • Publisher: General Conference of SDA
  • Publication Date: 1934
  • Pages: 57

Volume 1 from 1934 is optimistically titled “SDA Accomplishments in Interracial Relations.” This document presents the SDA’s outreach efforts to African Americans in the South by African American and Anglo SDA ministers and missionaries over the previous 50 years, as well as strategy for future outreach. Included are highlights and statistics on the effectiveness of evangelism, number of converts, church attendance, and the like.

Regional Conference Origins, Part 2

  • Publisher: General Conference of SDA
  • Publication Date: 1934
  • Pages: 69

Volume 2 (1945) traces the “Development of the North American Colored Department.” This resource documents plans to expand the depth and breadth of outreach to African American populations in North America.

Regional Conference Origins, Part 3

  • Publisher: General Conference of SDA
  • Publication Date: 1934
  • Pages: 99

Volume 3 contains the 1947 “Report [of the] Special Committee of the Advisory Council Minutes: Colored Department.” The purpose of this committee was to discuss several matters bearing on SDA ministry to African Americans, including reorganization of the North American Colored Department.

Product Details

  • Title: Regional Conference Origins Collection
  • Publisher: General Conference of SDA
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 225