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Seeking a Sanctuary, Second Edition: Seventh-Day Adventism and the American Dream
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 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...more
Paperback, 520 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Indiana University Press
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Jun 16, 2011 John added it
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...more
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 more educated, they leave. It was interesting to see the need that the Adventists had to eith...more
Jun 27, 2014 Rachel rated it 4 of 5 stars
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.