M. L. Andreasen and Questions on Doctrine

Chapter from Julius Nam’s dissertation on the Questions on Doctrine controversy, focusing on the reaction of M. L. Andreasen. He’s lost his footnotes, but you can see them here. Seventh-day Adventists Answer Questions on Doctrine was published 50 years ago, in response to questions asked of some GC leaders by Walter Martin and Donald Barnhouse. Issues raised in the way it discussed a couple of topics contributed to almost every theological controversy within Adventism over the past 50 years. Most of what has been written about it has been highly partisan in nature, so it is fortunate that scholars like Julius Nam and George Knight have been giving us fresh, objective insight into the book and the controversy. They’ll both be involved in a conference at Andrews later this month (I’ll be attending).