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Tanzanian Adventism exemplifies the most attention-grabbing shifts within the historical past of religions: the expansion of Christianity in Africa. such a lot impressive during this account is the research of a minority denominations transformation to a veritable people church.

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237–278. 14 Since 1844, Ellen G. White experienced visions and had dreams that contained directions and advice concerning the work and life of Adventists. She and her husband the launching base: european seventh-day adventism 25 position in the denominational hierarchy but was most inÁuential in the movement through her writings and advice. Mrs White’s role was crucial several respects. 15 (2) She represented continuity with the Millerite Movement, in which she had been involved and which she interpreted as part of God’s plan.

30 Schwarz, Light Bearers, 271, 278. MB 1913, 5. It should be noted that this motif was another parallel to a Moravian feature. 32 In Germany, an Adventist foreign mission society, the Advent-Missionsgesellschaft, was operated from 1913 onward, but it was fully dependent on the church and actually reinforced the Adventist self-understanding as a missionary movement. 33 “Der Adventbote in der Heidenwelt,” ABH 1, no. 1 ( July 1914): 2, 4, with reference to Rev. 14:12. 35 Therefore, the “Remnant Church” had to participate in the Christian mission to the whole world and even excel in it in order to contribute to the acceleration of the awaited consummation of history.

68 Valdemar E. Toppenberg, Africa Has My Heart (Mountain View: PaciÀc Press, 1958); Spencer G. Maxwell, “I Loved Africa,” TMs (photocopy), 1975 (apparently, this was originally intended for publication). The writings of Kotz and Maxwell contain very useful historical information; the books by Jacques and Jacques as well as Toppenberg are more personal reminiscences. 66 Tanzania has been under several different administrative units with headquarters in Europe, America and Africa; their successor organizations—Divisions (a continent or a major part of it) and Unions—have yielded no minutes and correspondence except that which was found at the General Conference Archives, the Historical Archives of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Europe, and the East African Union.

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