Myths in Adventism

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Was Ellen White as inflexible as some of her followers? Are the sacred and the secular two realms or one? How is ignorance related to godliness? Just how evil (or good) are human beings? Are big schools more effective than small ones? Was Ellen White really 100 years ahead on her time? George R. Knight examines these and many other provocative questions in this insightful book.

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Overview

Was Ellen White as inflexible as some of her followers? Are the sacred and the secular two realms or one? How is ignorance related to godliness? Just how evil (or good) are human beings? Are big schools more effective than small ones? Was Ellen White really 100 years ahead on her time? George R. Knight examines these and many other provocative questions in this insightful book.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780828024518
  • Publisher: Review & Herald Publishing Association
  • Publication date: 2/16/2010
  • Edition number: 25
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Abreviations 8

Preface 9

Foreword 13

Part I Historical and Philosophical Myths

1 The Myth of the Inflexible Prophet 17

2 Historical Myths 27

3 The Accreditation Myth 37

4 Myths About Educational Purpose 47

Part II Myths About Institutions and People

5 The Myth of the Omnipotent School 61

6 The Myth of the Teacherless Home 71

7 The Myth of Up and Down 89

8 Myths About Human Nature 101

9 The Myth of the Ignorant Christian 113

Part III Myths About Curriculum and Methods

10 The Myth of the Sacred and the Secular 127

11 The Myth of the Bible as Omniscient Textbook 139

12 Literary Myths 153

13 More Literary Myths 163

14 Religious Instruction Myths 175

15 The Myth of the Best Method 185

16 The Myth of the Quiet Classroom 195

17 The Myth That Big Is Better 207

18 Recreational Myths 219

19 Manual Labor Myths and Concept of Balance 235

Epilogue 251

References 253

Index 267

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