Adventism and Adventist History: Sesquicentennial Reflections

08.00–10.30

Registration

08.30–08.45

Welcome and Introduction

08.45–10.15

Session 1
PANEL ONE: HISTORIOGRAPHY

Chair: Dr. David Trim (General Conference Archives)

  1. Dr. Daniel Reynaud (Avondale College): “Perspectives on 150 years of Seventh-day Adventist historiography”
  2. Dr. Edward Allen (Union College): “The anti-creedalism of Charles Beecher as a source of early Adventist historiography”
  3. Dr. Nicholas Miller (Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary): “Naked in the garden of the past:  Is there a Seventh-day Adventist philosophy of history?”

10.15–10.30

Break

10.30–12.00

Session 2
PANEL TWO: ADVENTIST HISTORY AND ADVENTIST EDUCATION

Chair: Dr. Lisa Beardsley–Hardy (General Conference Department of Education)

  1. Dr. John Wesley Taylor V (General Conference Department of Education): “Mahlon Ellsworth Olsen: Life sketch and educational ideas”
  2. Dr. Lisa Clark Diller (Southern Adventist University): “Adventist history and theological heritage: Teaching our Church’s past in our universities and colleges”
  3. Dr. Douglas Morgan (Washington Adventist University), with Dr. Michael W. Campbell (Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies): “Is it time for a new or revised college SDA history textbook?”

12.00–1.00

Lunch

12.30–1.00

Tour of GC Archive and White Estate available

1.00–2.30

Session 3
PANEL THREE: ELLEN WHITE STUDIES

Chair: Tim Poirier (Ellen G. White Estate)

  1. Dr. Michael W. Campbell (Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies): “Testimonies for the Church:  Interpretative key for understanding Ellen G. White’s writings”
  2. Dr. Benjamin Baker (General Conference Archives): “A look in the mirror: Ellen White, Blacks, and the Adventist Church”
  3. Dr. Jerry Moon (Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary): “Ellen G. White Encyclopedia: The inside story”

2.30–2.45

Break

2.45–4.15

Session 4: parallel panels
PANEL FOUR: DEVELOPING CONCEPTS AND SOURCES

Chair: Dr. Lisa Clark Diller (Southern Adventist University)

  1. Miguel Patiño (Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies/Universidad de Montemorelos): “The doctrine of the millennium in Adventism, 1831–1850”
  2. Antonia Vujdeu (Walla Walla University): “Sunday Laws and nationalizing Christianity: Their roles in the development of the Adventist view of religious liberty, 1864-1895
  3. Alfredo Vergel (Southwestern Adventist University): “Build it and they will come: Adventist archives are magnets to historical sources”
PANEL FIVE: LEADERSHIP AND GENDER

Chair: Dr. Zdravko Plantak (Washington Adventist University)

  1. Dr. Beverly Beem (Walla Walla University) and Dr. Ginger Hanks Harwood (La Sierra University): “Early Adventist hermeneutics and the issue of women’s spiritual leadership”
  2. Kevin Burton (Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary): “Not one man: The leadership controversy of the 1870s”
  3. Dr. Joan Francis (Washington Adventist University): “Irisdeane Francis—the minister: A Caribbean leader”

4.15–4.30

Break

4.30–6.00

Session 5
PANEL SIX: HISTORY FROM BELOW

Chair: Dr. Edward Allen (Union College)

  1. Garry Duncan (Avondale College): “Converging edges of the Midnight Cry: A journey of select Seeker and Rogerene descendant faith paths in mid-state Connecticut”
  2. Dr. Glenn Phillips (Morgan State University): “Identifying early British Caribbean SDA historical sources and analyzing some new interpretative strategies”
  3. Dr. Karl Wilcox (Southwestern Adventist University): “The Dortch diaries: Linking micro and macro history”

6.00–6.15

Closing Thoughts

Registration fee:

$20 payable in advance or on the day

Venue:

Seventh-day Adventist World Headquarters, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, Md. 20904

To Register or for more information, contact:

Mrs. Reiko Davis, General Conference Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research. Email: DavisR@gc.adventist.org. Tel.: 301-680-5020