"The Adventist engagement in the evangelization of cities has been timid and, for many decades, even discouraged by an anti-urban attitude. This mentality of criticism and resistance to the cities was largely sustained through an incomplete and/or misreading of Ellen White’s writings (Jones 2013:716). This article seeks to describe Adventist rural/urban tension, the historical and social context of its origin, and how it has been softened by a contrasting broader view of Adventist urban mission."
Novaes, Allan and Lima, Wendel
"Country Versus City Tension: Historical and Socio-religious Context of the Development of Adventist Understanding of Urban Mission,"
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