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Adventism began as a 19th-century apocalyptic movement (Apocalypticism 3) in the United States. It led directly to the development of the Advent Christian Church, the Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith, and, the largest of the Adventist denominations, the Seventh-day Adventist Church (SDA). Other groups influenced by, but less directly connected with, Adventism include the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Worldwide Church of God.

1. History

During the first half of the 19th century …

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Pöhler, Rolf J., Reimer, Hans-Diether and Land, Gary, “Adventists”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_A80>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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