Materials: Adventist Heritage

Adventist Theology: The Wesleyan Connection

The author explores the Adventist theological connections with the Wesleyan/Arminian tradition.

Woodrow W. Whidden - Andrews University

Circumstances of Papal Visit

What happened when Dr. Bert Beach visited Pope Pius VI?

Bert B. Beach

Ellen G. White's Role in Biblical Interpretation: A Survey of Early Seventh-day Adventist Perceptions

This article surveys the history of Adventist views on the role of Ellen White's writings in biblical interpretation. It focuses specifically on the role and authority Adventists ascribed to her in the interpretation of the Bible.

Denis Kaiser

Ellen White as a Theologian

While not a trained theologian Ellen White's inspired writings have contributed significantly to Adventist theology.

Gerhard Pfandl

Fundamental Beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists

The official statement of core beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists.

Hermeneutics: Interpreting a 19th-Century Prophet in the Space Age

On understanding the writings of Ellen G. White, with biblical examples of hermeneutical principles.

Roger W. Coon

Miles Grant, D. M. Canright, and the Credibility of Ellen G. White: A New Perspective on the Israel Dammon Trial

Ellen G. White recounts that one of the most difficult aspects of her early ministry was to rebuke fanatics, including Israel Dammon. In the 1980s critics of Ellen White used the discovery of transcripts of Dammon's arrest and trial to suggest that Ellen White supported and even participated in this pandemonium. New historical sources challenge such assumptions and suggest instead that Ellen White's account should be considered reliable as she rebuked Dammon and other early fanatics.

Michael W. Campbell

Open or Closed Communion?

Adventist historical practice relative to open or closed communion and the interpretation of 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 in connection with the question are explored.

Clinton Wahlen

Prophetic Basis of Adventism

Explores several prophetic themes relevant to the second advent of Christ.

Hans K. La Rondelle