Seeking a Sanctuary: Seventh-day Adventism and the American Dream / Edition 2

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Overview

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.

Indiana University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Choice
"The first edition of this book was one of the few must reads for academics interested in the Seventh-day Adventists.... The new edition expands several features of the first: it places more emphasis on regional variations, offshoot groups, and ethnic diversity. Bull (Oxford) and Lockhart (London-based journalist) situate Adventist history in the larger context of American history and, just as importantly, trace the evolution of Adventist doctrine. Recognizing that Adventists form their own subculture, they also provide sociological analysis. This book gives full attention to internal theological conflicts of recent decades. Finally, Seeking a Sanctuary is well written and comprehensive. Any library collecting material on American history or religion should have it.... Essential." —Choice
Sociological Analysis
"A provocative and penetrating account of a complicated and remarkably little-known movement." —Eileen Barker, Sociological Analysis

— Eileen Barker

Church History
"The most comprehensive review and insightful analysis in print of the sociology, history, and culture of the Seventh-Day Adventist church." —Church History
Sociological Analysis - Eileen Barker
"A provocative and penetrating account of a complicated and remarkably little-known movement." —Eileen Barker, Sociological Analysis
From the Publisher
"We do not often pause to point to a denominational history, but when one this good comes along, we pause." —Martin E. Marty

Indiana University Press

The Huntsville Times
Sanctuary' is an ambitious sociological study of the church from its origins in the mid-19th century to its current institutions.
—Kay Campbell
Choice
Bull (Oxford) and Lockhart (London-based journalist) situate Adventist history in the larger context of American history and, just as importantly, trace the evolution of Adventist doctrine. Recognizing that Adventists form their own subculture, they also provide sociological analysis. This book gives full attention to internal theological conflicts of recent decades. Finally, Seeking a Sanctuary is well written and comprehensive. Any library collecting material on American history or religion should have it. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers." -- D. S. Azzolina, University of Pennsylvania
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253218681
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2006
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 520
  • Sales rank: 861,262
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Malcolm Bull teaches at Oxford University.

Keith Lockhart is a London-based journalist

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Prologue

Introduction: Public Images
Part 1. Adventist Theology
1. Authority
2. Identity
3. The End of the World
4. The Divine Realm
5. The Human Condition
6. The Development of Adventist Theology
Part 2. The Adventist Experience and the American Dream
7. The Structure of Society
8. The Patterns of Growth
9. The Science of Happiness
10. The Politics of Liberty
11. The Ethics of Schism
12. The Art of Expression
13. Adventism and America
Part 3. Adventist Subculture
14. Gender
15. Race
16. Ministry
17. Medicine
18. Education
19. The Self-Supporting Movement
Conclusion: The Revolving Door
Epilogue

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliographical Note
Web Guide
Index

Indiana University Press

"A masterpiece. It is by far the best book on Adventism that has ever appeared." —Ronald L. Numbers

Indiana University Press

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