PROPHET OR PLAGIARIST?
One of the most serious questions ever raised about Ellen White
Ellen White’s Afterlife examines:
- The delightful fictions about her in the 1960s
- The troubling facts uncovered in the 1970s
- The enlightening research of the 1980s and beyond
Included is a treasure trove of crucial documents in the journey:
- Minutes of the Walter Rea investigative committee on Ellen White’s use of sources
- Veltman’s summary of his 8-year analysis of the sources used in The Desire of Ages
- The White Estate’s reaction to the Veltman study
- Minutes of the 1919 Bible Conference
- W. C. White’s understanding of his mother’s inspiration and use of documents
- Overview of Donald McAdam’s pioneering work on Ellen White’s use of documents
Hopefully, Ellen White’s Afterlife can help many Seventh-day Adventists to gain a better understanding of Ellen White’s role in Adventism. George Knight provides a very readable and informative historical overview of the reception of Ellen White’s writings and, in the second part of the book, makes a number of documents available that have a major historical significance in this connection.
- Reinder Bruinsma, Retired Seventh-day Adventist Administrator