Editor's Foreword by Jon Woronoff Acknowledgments Reader's Note Acronyms and Abbreviations Chronology Introduction The Dictionary Bibliography
Gary Land passed away April 26, 2014. He was professor emeritus at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. He was a member of The Historical Society, the Conference on Faith and History, and the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Historians. Land was a founding editor of Adventist Heritage: A Journal of Adventist History and served for several years as a consulting editor for Spectrum: The Journal of the Association of Adventist Forums.
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the Seventh-Day Adventists... * American Reference Books Annual
Land's broad range of knowledge regarding Seventh-day Adventism enabled him, as the sole author, to produce an impressive dictionary that is written with a non-Adventist audience in mind. It took years of experience and research to produce such a work. Each of the entries is short and to the point, yet very informative. In addition, Land's nine-page overview of Seventh-day Adventist history, which serves as an introduction to the book, is excellently written-a miniature masterpiece. The author truly captured the essence of Adventism and Adventist history in these few pages. This Historical Dictionary is currently the most up-to-date dictionary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. . . .[I]t is important to stress the significance of this publication. Land has presented Adventism and Adventist history well and has created an important reference tool for interested persons. His perceptive interpretation of people and events stands permanently within Adventist historiography; the Historical Dictionary is a credible sourcebook and will remain useful for years to come. Likewise, Rowman & Littlefield is commended for publishing an excellent volume that 'will remove some of the mystery' of Seventh-day Adventism through Land's well-informed inside perspective and ability to write 'in terms that can be readily understood by outsiders' (xi). In short, Land's Historical Dictionary receives my full recommendation. * Andrews University Seminary Studies *