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Brian Strayer: “Hiram Edson: The Man & the Myth” at CZSS

(9:30 a.m. Pacific / 11:30 a.m. central / 12:30 p.m. eastern)

Brian Strayer will present “Hiram Edson: The Man & the Myth” for the Choir Zoom Sabbath School at Pacific Union College on Saturday, September 2.

This presentation will focus on the life and contributions of Hiram Edson (1806-1882) to the early Sabbatarian Adventist movement by examining the social, intellectual, and religious context of his time (the mid-19th century) and place (the burned-over district of upstate New York). It will also highlight some of the myths attached to his legacy and present some inconvenient truths that should encourage us to revise our paradigm concerning him and his work.

Brian E. Strayer, who grew up in the Finger Lakes of upstate New York, has three degrees in history: a bachelor’s degree from Southern Adventist University (’73), a master’s degree from Andrews University (’74), and a PhD from the University of Iowa (’87). He has written 12 books, 120 scholarly and professional articles, and 40 reviews and critiques in French and Adventist history. After 41 years of teaching students from seventh grade to the doctoral level, he retired in 2016. He writes a weekly column in the Berrien County, Michigan Journal Era entitled “The Past Is Always Present” and is a frequent speaker at camp meetings, weeks of prayer, conferences, and churches. In retirement he enjoys reading, writing, leading Adventist history tours, and taking cruises.

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