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Definition of the noun adventism

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noun - plural: Adventisms

  1. any Christian religion that believes the second coming of Christ is imminent
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of Adventism: Second Adventism
    • more generic terms: Christian religion / Christianity = a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
    • more specific term: Seventh-Day Adventism = Adventism that is strongly Protestant and observes Saturday as the Sabbath


Adventism is a movement which began in the 19th century, in the context of the Second Great Awakening revival in the United States. The name refers to belief in the imminent Second Coming of Jesus Christ. It was started by William Miller, whose followers became known as Millerites. Today, the largest church within the movement is the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

  • also known as Adventists, Adventist

Phrases with Adventism

  1. second adventism
  2. seventh-day adventism

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adventism

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Google previewSeeking a Sanctuary (2007)

Seventh-day Adventism and the American Dream by Malcolm Bull, Keith Lockhart

eventh-day Adventism is the largest Christian denomination to have been founded by a woman. It has also attracted many more women than men, and although there is a preponderance of women in most Christian denominations, ...

Google previewAnswers to Objections (2004)

An Examination of the Major Objections Raised Against the Teachigns of Seventh-Day Adventists by Francis D. Nichol

Seventh-day Adventism is a new ism, and holds new and unScriptural doctrines. This charge is a half-truth; true as regards the length of time this denomination as such has existed, false as regards the nature of the doctrines it holds. As to the ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: The Worlds Religion (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Adventism: Adventism is a Christian movement which began in the 19th ...

Google previewOn the Wild Side (1992)

The Big Bang, ESP, the Beast 666, Levitation, Rainmaking, Trance-Channeling... by Martin Gardner

To them Adventism is the remnant church, and only those that keep the seventh day will be saved! So evolution, which decries the Sabbath, is the epitome of Satanic thought in these days before Christ comes (to save the Sabbath keepers) .

Google previewMillennial Dreams and Moral Dilemmas (1990)

Seventh-Day Adventism and Contemporary Ethics by Michael Pearson

Seventh-day Adventism is a world-wide organization drawing its membership of well over 4 million from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. Unity is ensured through a number of mechanisms. Perhaps the most important is, as Wilson has ...

Google previewIn the Loins of Adam (2004)

A Historical Study of Original Sin in Adventist Theology by Edwin Zackrison

Since Adventism is a product of western thought, little space will be devoted to ...

Google previewJoseph Bates (2004)

The Real Founder of Seventh-day Adventism by George R. Knight

Adventism is the second volume in a series of biographies on the founders and shapers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The first volume was Gerald Wheeler's James White: Innovator and Overcomer. Projected volumes include Ellen ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Seventh-Day Adventists (2005)

by Gary Land

Gary Land's edited volume, Adventism in America (listed below under North America), was the first attempt to present a scholarly general account of the denomination's history, although as the title suggested the volume gave attention only to ...

Google previewThe Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics (2008)

Surveying the Evidence for the Truth of Christianity by Ed Hindson, Ergun Caner

ADVENTISM. SEVENTH-DAY. ADVENTISTS were born out of the prophetic frenzy that anticipated Christ's return in the nineteenth century. In the 840s, there was a widespread panic concerning the coming of the Lord, due in large part to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evangelicalism (2004)

by Randall Herbert Balmer

Adventism 7 Adoration This term describes a strong sense of worship, in evangelical practice directed appropriately only to God and JesusChrist. Occasionally, especially in pentecostal circles, this worship is directed to the Holy Spirit as well, ...

Google previewThe Ellen G. White Encyclopedia (2014)

by Denis Fortin, Jerry Moon

Canright, SeventhDay Adventism Renounced Afteran Experience of Twentyeight Years: By a Prominent Ministerand Writer of ThatFaith (Kalamazoo, Mich.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of New Religious Movements (2011)

by George D. Chryssides

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISM 0 313 Following Roberts, a number of channelers have claimed contact with Seth. The next best known is Thomas Massari, a former musician who taught ESP in Milwaukee in the 1970s and subsequently ...

Google previewReligions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, 2nd Edition [6 volumes] (2010)

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices by J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann

Adventism. Adventism refers generally to those Christian religious groups that place a strong emphasis upon the imminent Second Coming, or Advent, of Jesus Christ to bring history to a culmination, but particularly to ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History (2013)

by Joan Shelley Rubin, Paul S. Boyer, Professor Scott E. Casper

After the Civil War, Adventism expanded across the United States, flourishing especially in the West. In 1874 the church sent John Nevins Andrews to Europe as its missionary. Meanwhile, Ellen White had begun advocating vegetarianism and ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions (2010)

Revised and Updated Edition by Larry A. Nichols, George Mather, Alvin J. Schmidt

Seventh-day Adventism is one of the important developments in America during the nineteenth century. In the previous edition of this dictionary, the authors limited Seventh-day Adventism to an article titled the Mil-lerite Movement. SDA ...

Google previewAn Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies (2007)

by Orlando O. EspĂ­n, James B. Nickoloff

ADVENTISTS Adventism often included millenarian- ism, also known as millennialism, the belief that the Second Coming would be accompanied by a thousand-year era of peace and harmony on earth. Some Christians believed that Christ ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women in American History (2015)

by Joyce Appleby, Eileen Chang, Neva Goodwin

Adventism. One of the fastest growing churches of the nineteenth century,

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I am not an enemy of Adventism. (Walter Martin)
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