Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis


Religion & Biblical Languages

First Advisor

Erhard Gallos

Second Advisor

Glenn Russell


My goal in conducting this honors thesis is to find the biblical, theological, and historical reasons for why Seventh-day Adventists perform footwashing and the Lord's Supper in the same ceremony. A more thorough analysis of the scriptural texts depicting footwashing and the Lord's Supper could help us discern whether there is a strong thematic connection that justifies their joining into one ceremony. Additionally, research into the origins of the practice of footwashing within the Early Christian Church and the Early Seventh-day Adventist Church will help us discern whether the way that the Seventh-day Adventist Church performs communion is based on biblical principle or Christian tradition.

Subject Area

Foot washing (Rite); Lord's Supper; Jesus Christ--Washing of the apostles' feet

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