The 1919 Bible Conference was a landmark event in SDA history with implications that linger nearly a century later. Sixty-five Adventist administrators, theologians, educators, and editors wrestled with prophetic interpretation in the aftermath of World War I, while confronting issues related to fundamentalist vs. modernist debates at the dawn of the 1920s. The core of the discussion, with profound implications for SDAs in the twenty-first century, was the ongoing theological authority of the recently deceased Ellen G. White. Perhaps because of the controversial and explosive nature of the discussion that ended unresolved, the official transcripts that comprise this collection lay buried in the SDA headquarters’ vault until discovered by the church’s archivist in the 1970s. Any serious student of Adventism or early-twentieth-century American church will find a trove of historical and theological treasure in the 24 transcripts that comprise the 1919 Bible Conference Collection, which includes the subsequent Bible and History Teachers’ Council.
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For more primary-source documents from SDA church history, check out the Regional Conference Origins (3 vols.) on Adventist race relations between African-American and Anglo leaders in the early 1900s.