Seeking a Sanctuary, Second Edition

Seeking a Sanctuary, Second Edition

Seventh-day Adventism and the American Dream
Malcolm Bull and Keith Lockhart
Distribution: World
Publication date: 12/20/2006
Format: Paperback 29 b&w photos, 5 figures, 3 maps
ISBN: 978-0-253-21868-1
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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.

Author Bio

Malcolm Bull teaches at Oxford University.

Keith Lockhart is a London-based journalist


“Make no mistake. For both its breadth and depth, this is the best study of Seventh—Day Adventism that has ever been written.”
 — Jonathan M. Butler

“The most informed study of Adventism.”
 — Harold Bloom

“We do not often pause to point to a denominational history, but when one this good comes along, we pause.”
 — Martin E. Marty

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

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Table of Contents


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

List of Abbreviations
Bibliographical Note
Web Guide