The Great Disappointment Anniversary, October 22, 2015

Is It Time to Talk about Eschatology by Alden Thompson
Published on October 22, 2015, this article looks at some of the ways eschatological passages are interpreted and how this relates to our understanding of the world and of the Bible. Includes an introductory outline of the terms preterist, futurist, historicist, and idealist.

1844 – 1: Between the Disappointments by Edward W. H. Vick
Dr. Vick discusses how Adventists reacted to the delay from the spring of 1844 to October 22, 1844, and their interpretation of the Parable of the Ten Virgins. His interest is in the hermeneutic employed and the assumptions behind it. A mistake was admitted, yet the method that led to that mistake was affirmed. This is the first of two essays. (October 22, 2015 – if you are reading this on this date, the next article will be published tomorrow.)

1844 – 2: After the Disappointments by Edward W. H. Vick
Dr. Vick continues his discussion of the disappointments, looking at how those who were disappointed by the failure of their expectations nonetheless continued to apply the same hermeneutic to validate their experience even as they moved the predicted event from the earthly to the heavenly realm.