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This conference proceeding was originally published as:

de Berg, K. (2017). Seventh-day Adventism, Geology, and the Flood: An Historical Perspective from 1900 to 2015. In L. Rogers (Ed.), The Biblical Flood: The Context and History of Seventh-day Adventist Understanding. Paper presented at Avondale College of Higher Education, Cooranbong, 9-10 September (pp. 95-136). Cooranbong, Australia: Avondale Academic Press.

ISBN: 9780987417220


040399 Geology not elsewhere classified| 220206 History and Philosophy of Science (incl. Non-historical Philosophy of Science)| 220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified

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George McCready Price was the major Seventh-day Adventist spokesperson on matters of geology and the Flood for about the first sixty years of the 20th century. While some of his pronouncements on geology were changed by later more experienced and qualified Adventist scientists, the dominant Adventist position is still committed to the literal historical understanding of the Genesis text and the global extent of the Genesis Flood. Some within Adventism have found this position to be untenable given their understanding of the biblical text and scientific evidence. A constructive open dialogue between these divergent opinions should be encouraged if the church is to fulfil its broader mission of offering both information and authority to a world in need.


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© 2017 Avondale Academic Press and Kevin de Berg.

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access The Biblical Flood: The Context and History of Seventh-day Adventist Understanding from Avondale College Library (231.7652 R63).