Religion: Peace with the Adventists

One of the peculiar theological conflicts among U.S. Protestants, who have done lots of internecine fighting in their day, has been between the Fundamentalists and the Seventh-day Adventists. Fundamentalism—the powerful, conservative wing of U.S. Protestantism, which is solid in the Bible Belt and has grown increasingly influential elsewhere in recent years—has long regarded the Adventists as un-Christian cultists, riddled with strange heresies and fringe fantasies that make them dangerous company for the soul. But last week one of the leading organs of Fundamentalist opinion in the U.S. reversed that position. The monthly...

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