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Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet

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In America, as in Britain, the Victorian era enjoyed a long life, stretching from the 1830s to the 1910s. It marked the transition from a pre-modern to a modern way of life. Ellen Harmon White's life (1827-1915) spanned those years and then some, but the last three months of a single year, 1844, served as the pivot for everything else. When the Lord failed to return on ...more
Hardcover, 365 pages
Published May 16th 2014 by Oxford University Press (UK) (first published April 18th 2014)
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May 05, 2014 Michael rated it really liked it
An excellent collection of essays from a 2009 Conference. In essence this volume is a follow-up from a group largely made of historians from the 1970s (Land, Numbers, Butler, Graybill, etc.) as a compendium of scholarly research on Ellen G. White's life and thought. It provides excellent contextualization, but one should be aware this is far from a work of Adventist apologetics. While it does serve a useful role as a corrective to unsubstantiated claims or even hagiography, this is not a work ...more
Nov 25, 2015 Jeff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent historical treatment of one of the main founders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Covers a broad range of issues relating to her life and ministry while avoiding the often hagiographic and purely antagonistic approaches that define the majority of other works exploring her biography.
Dec 18, 2015 Bonnie rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-club, cbr7
As a lifelong Seventh-day Adventist, I grew up hearing "Mrs. White says..." but not really understanding the theological, historical, and cultural impacts Ellen White held over the Seventh-day Adventist Church until I got to college. And now, I believe this volume provides an interesting and multi-faceted examination of her writings, life, theological impact, and cultural impact upon a denomination that is simultaneously known and unknown in the world.

For me, as an academic and literary scholar
Feb 17, 2016 Jose rated it it was amazing
A great review of different aspects of Ellen White's life and legacy. Each chapter is written by a different author who specialized in that aspect of Ellen White's life, so you are bound to get a variety of perspectives that interact with each other as well as they complement each other.
The authors are not non-Adventist, but they do seem to be professionally unbiased or at least reasonable in their claims and sensible to an audience wider than Seventh - day Adventists.
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