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CANCELLED Asheville Forum: Ronald Graybill


CANCELLED! This forum event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Asheville Adventist Forum: Ronald D. Graybill


"The Ecstasy of Atkinson in the Roots of Adventism"

A searching historical analysis of the Trial of Israel Dammon, especially the conflicting accounts of Dammon's arrest by the sheriff and Ellen White.  But also reflections on the meaning of that noisy Millerite meeting in Atkinson, ME, in Feb. 1845, which constitutes the first public notice of Ellen Harmon, plus how the elements of that meeting symbolize tendencies and beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists to this very day.

Speaker Biography:

Ronald D. Graybill holds a PhD in American Religious History from The Johns Hopkins University (1983). He has worked as a pastor, university professor, historical researcher, corporate communications specialist, journalist, and editor during his career. He spent 13 years as an Associate Secretary at the Ellen G. White Estate at Adventist General Conference headquarters where he assisted Arthur White in writing a portion of the six-volume biography of Ellen G. White (1970-1983).

He wrote the introduction to the current Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal (1985) and the original draft of the “Preamble” to the Seventh-day Adventist Statement of Fundamental Beliefs. His many articles on Adventist history made him one of the most frequently cited sources in The Ellen G. White Encyclopedia (2013).

His most recent book, Visions and Revisions: A Textual History of Ellen G. White’s Writings is available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon, as is his 1983 dissertation, The Power of Prophecy.

Read a review of Visions and Revisions on the Spectrum website by clicking here.

This meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. on March 28. We will meet in Dr. Dennis Campbell's new dental office at 430 McDowell Street, Asheville (2 blocks south of Little Pigs and across from Asheville High School).

For further information contact Connie Hayward, 828-693-1105 (h), 828-388-1575 (c),

Ron Lawson may be contacted at

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