The early twentieth century was a transformative time within American religion and culture. World War I contributed to a heightened sense of militancy,as did the 1918-19 influenza pandemic that only further reminded people of their own mortality. American Christianity experienced a bifurcation between the theological modernist movement and their fundamentalist counterparts. And around this same time, the Seventh-day Adventist Church found itself no longer having a living prophet. Fundamentalist ideas began to permeate Adventism during the late 1910s and early 1920s, creating an Adventist version of fundamentalism that profoundly changed Adventism. Some of the ways it is possible to see these changes are in terms of biblical hermeneutics, gender and race

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