Synopses & Reviews
Respected historian of science Ronald Numbers here examines one of the most influential, yet least examined, religious leaders in American history - Ellen G. White, the enigmatic visionary who founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Numbers scrutinizes White's life (1827-1915), from her teenage visions and testimonies to her extensive advice on health reform, which influenced the direction of Adventism. This third edition of Prophetess of Health features a new preface and two key documents that shed further light on White - transcripts of the trial of Elder Israel Dammon in 1845 and the proceedings of the secret Bible Conferences in 1919. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Preface to the third edition -- Preface to the revised edition -- Preface to the first edition -- Introduction: The historian as heretic / by Jonathan M. Butler -- A prophetess is born -- In sickness and in health -- The health reformers -- Dansville days -- The western health reform institute -- Short skirts and sex -- Whatsoever ye eat or drink -- Fighting the good fight -- Afterword: Ellen Ehite on the mind and the mind of Ellen White / by Ronald L. Numbers and Janet S. Numbers.