Author Faculty (Discipline)

Education

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

1990

Journal

Christ in the Classroom

Volume Number

5

Page Numbers

129-150

ANZSRC / FoR Code

130211 Religion Curriculum and Pedagogy

Abstract

Teaching a course in Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) history at the college level presents challenges not always experienced by the teacher of the other Bible subjects that constitute the compulsory requirements in religion for the different courses of study. Adventist students entering college in 1990 at the age of eighteen have spent all their adolescence in the post-Glacier View years. During this time many have been exposed to serious questions about the teachings of the church raised by Ford,[1] Rea, [2] and others. Authority figures have cast doubt on SDA principles of prophetic interpretation, on fundamental teachings concerning the sanctuary and the investigative or pre-advent judgment and on the integrity and authority of Ellen White and her writings. Rapid technological changes, increasing materialism, a growing manifestation of secularism and humanism and the demoralizing effects of the media have added to the spiritual confusion experienced by many youth.

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Used by permission: Institute for Christian Teaching

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access the full text of this paper from Avondale College Library (268 R18)

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