Date of Award

11-2002

Embargo Period

2-2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Faculty

Education

School

Education

First Advisor

Prof. Ronald Laura

Abstract

The core tenet of this thesis is that sociocultural standards at Avondale College have changed dramatically since the Ellen White period, to the extent that a general paradigm shift may have evidenced, although her writings appear to remain the official standard for the Church at senior administration level up til 2001. The administration has steadfastly maintained through the Church creed of Twenty-seven fundamentals - last updated in 1980 - that Ellen White is a prophetess of God. She is the authoritative and inspired commentator on scripture and in effect has been used as the arbiter for decisions on Church doctrine and sociocultural lifestyle.

Comments

Used by permission: the author

Michael Chamberlain is affiliated with Avondale College as a Conjoint Fellow.

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