Bill Knott | 03 December 2022
If you know anything about the history of Adventism, then you know that this movement was conceived in discussion, and it was birthed in dialogue. It was breast-fed on argument, and it grew up in a debating hall. It’s not for nothing that the signature book of this movement for more than a century has been a volume called The Great Controversy.
Dialogue—hearty, thoughtful, impassioned, respectful dialogue—has been one of the distinguishing marks of the Seventh-day Adventist Church since before there was a Seventh-day Adventist Church. This is historic Adventism.
Bill Knott is the executive editor of the Adventist Review, where he has served for the last 25 years. He earned a Ph.D. in American Religious History at George Washington University in 2006. In January, he will become the church’s representative to the U.S. Congress, the White House, and the diplomatic corps.