• The 1872 Declaration of Fundamental Principles: On the Contextual-Theological Significance of Adventism’s First Statement of Beliefs

    Author(s):
    Stefan Höschele
    Editor(s):
    Tom de Bruin (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Spes Christiana (journal)
    Subject(s):
    Theology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Adventist, Millerite, Fundamental Beliefs
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/3sx5-nd16
    Abstract:
    The 1872 Declaration of Fundamental Principles is a milestone in the development of Adventist theology in several regards. It still enshrined the denomination’s thinking of the period in a Millerite framework yet also indicated its move away from their Adventist competitors. It presented the movement’s beliefs in a unique structure and thus became an important tool for Adventist dogmatic self-reflection; at the same time, it canonized the anti-creedal paradox of rejecting norms secondary to Scripture while producing precisely such a normative statement. Overall, the Fundamental Principles are a crucial witness to the contextuality of 19th century Adventist theologizing.
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    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Scheduled
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial

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