Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary


Religion, MA: Church History


It is the purpose of this study to (1) review very briefly the experience of the believers who expected Christ to return in the year 1844; (2) to examine the teaching which grew out of this experience that has come to be known as "the cleansing of the sanctuary," and (3) primarily to discover, if possible, any additional meaning or application this teaching may hold at this time for the Seventh-day Adventist denomination and consequently for the entire world.


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Subject Area

Sanctuary doctrine (Seventh-day Adventists), Atonement

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