Author Faculty (Discipline)

Theology

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2017

Publication Details

This book chapter was originally published as:

Skrzypaszek, J. (2017). Education as the heart of Ellen White's missional vision for the Seventh-day Adventist schools: The Australian context. In R. McIver, & P. Kilgour (Eds.), Perceptions of mission held by teachers in Seventh-day Adventist schools in Australia and the Solomon Islands (pp. 19-34). Cooranbong, Australia: Avondale Academic Press.

ISBN: 978-0-9874172-3-7

ANZSRC / FoR Code

220202 History and Philosophy of Education

Reportable Items

B1

Abstract

In this chapter Ellen White's visionary purpose for Seventh-day Adventist schools in the context of a symbiotic relationship between mission and education is explored. It is argued that the environment of the new mission field in Australia (1891-1900) and the period of creative literary visioning (1888-1911) engendered in her mind a progressive amplification of the divinely inspired direction for Christian education in the changing world. It is also argued that Ellen White's understanding of mission focused on the inspirational visioning of 'service to God' through every occupation of life. It implied engagement of people with the saving knowledge of Jesus wherever they are. The following section provides a brief overview of Ellen White's advancing views that eventually embedded education in the heart of God's mission to the world.

Comments

Used by permission: the publisher and the author.

© 2017 John Skrzypaszek.

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access Perceptions of mission held by teachers in Seventh-day Adventist schools in Australia and the Solomon Islands from Avondale College Library (371.071767 M18).

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