Ellen G. White’s Life of Christ: An Episode in the History of Early Adventist Translation WorkSpes Christiana (2012)
In the late 1880s and early 1890s a book on the life of Jesus Christ was published in various foreign languages in Europe and North America. Ellen G. White was given as the author of the book. It generally went under the English working title The Life of Christ although there never has been a published English counterpart to these foreign language editions. The circumstance of those editions raises the question of their textual basis, background, and significance. The present article shows that the Life of Christ is an adapted version of Spirit of Prophecy, vols. 2 and 3, which also influenced the chronology and content of the later Desire of Ages. Published in Danish-Norwegian, Swedish, German, French, and Finnish, the Life of Christ had a big impact on evangelistic work and on the principles followed in the preparation of Ellen White’s books in later years.
- Life of Christ,
- Desire of Ages,
- Literary Analysis,
- Seventh-day Adventists
Citation InformationDenis Kaiser. "Ellen G. White’s Life of Christ: An Episode in the History of Early Adventist Translation Work" Spes Christiana Vol. 22-23 (2012) p. 131 - 148
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/denis_kaiser/2/