Ellen White’s Teenage Dream—Adventist Voices

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January 20, 2022

This week on Adventist Voices, Donald Casebolt talks about his "highly revisionist" new book on Ellen White's formative years, Child of the Apocalypse (2021). Based on his extensive research into contemporaneous accounts and her own statements about her inner life, Casebolt paints a portrait of a teen girl spiritually vulnerable and captured by the certitude of William Miller, forming her identity in a community looking for ecstatic authority. We discuss confabulation, the other Millerite prophecies White endorsed, and why this matters today.

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Alexander Carpenter is executive editor of Spectrum

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