• Survivors Sing: Reflections on Remnant Theology for Contemporary Adventists

    Author(s):
    Kendra Haloviak Valentine
    Editor(s):
    Tom de Bruin (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    Spes Christiana (journal)
    Subject(s):
    Seventh-Day Adventists
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/29cn-w423
    Abstract:
    This article explores how one of the earliest understandings of “remnant” found in the Hebrew Bible shifts the focus of attention from identity to action. Within this context, the paper then addresses two of the tensions in current Seventh-day Adventist remnant theol-ogy – the problem of the delay of the parousia, and the need for the remnant to both grow (through evangelistic efforts) and yet somehow remain a minority. Considering the remnant as “survivors,” which suggests a shift of emphasis from identity to actions, may help in resolving the tensions. Survivors live now in anticipation of life in the earth made new.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    8 months ago
    License:
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