Contribution to Book
Joseph Bates was Seventh-day Adventism’s first theologian as well as the denominations first mission theorist. In the late 1840s he developed a chain- of-events approach to history and prophecy centering on the flow of events from Revelation 12:17-14:20. His prophetic chain-of-events logic eventually drove the denomination into worldwide mission as an eschatological imperative.
Mission: A Man with a Vision: A Festschrift Honoring Russell L. Staples
Department of World Mission, Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI
Knight, George R., "Joseph Bates: Originator of Seventh-day Adventist Mission Theory" (2005). Faculty Publications. 1139.