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Seventh-day Adventists and the Civil Rights Movement

Samuel G. London, Jr.


This book is an in-depth study of the Seventh-day Adventists’s participation in civil rights politics. It considers the extent to which the denomination’s theology influenced how its members responded to sociopolitical activism in the United States. The book explores why a brave few Adventists became social and political activists, and why a majority of the faithful eschewed the movement. It provides a critical understanding of the history and theology of the Seventh-day Adventist Church while highlighting the contributions of its members to political reform. Community awareness, the example o ... More

Keywords: civil rights movement, politics, Seventh-day Adventists, theology, political reform, individualism, activism, Christian fundamentalism, curse of Ham, Booker T. Washington

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781604732726
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732726.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel G. London, Jr., author