W.W. Prescott: Forgotten Giant of Adventism's Second Generation

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Review and Herald Pub Assoc, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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WHAT A PREACHER! His resonant voice could bext a thunderstorm. Known for both wisdom and overwork, he was president of three colleges at once, and founded or laid the groundwork for four ( Union, Walla Walla, Newbold, and Avondale). He started out as a journalist. With a first-class education from Dartmouth, W.W. Prescott was soon editing a successful newspaper. The call to shepherd Battle Creek College involved a major pay cut. But over time he reshpaed the church's educational system and politics. Holding 11 different offices simultaneously, he initiated curriculum reforms (less classics, more Bible) that met with strong opposition. His organizational reforms triumphed in 1901. WHAT A PREACHER! His resonant voice could bext a thunderstorm. Known for both wisdom and overwork, he was president of three colleges at once, and founded or laid the groundwork for four ( Union, Walla Walla, Newbold, and Avondale). He started out as a journalist. With a first-class education from Dartmouth, W.W. Prescott was soon editing a successful newspaper. The call to shepherd Battle Creek College involved a major pay cut. But over time he reshpaed the church's educational system and politics. Holding 11 different offices simultaneously, he initiated curriculum reforms (less classics, more Bible) that met with strong opposition. His organizational reforms triumphed in 1901. This deeply researched portrait of an energetic man of God will make you tired - and inspire you to better things. - A Word to the Reader. Foreword. Chapter I A New England Heritage. Chapter II College Days. Chapter III Inky Thumbs and Party Politics. Chapter IV College President. Chapter V Education Director and President-at-Large. Chapter VI More Than a President. Chapter VII Educational Philosopher and Reformer. Chapter VIII Reformers in Refuge Down Under. Chapter IX Frustrated Administrator. Chapter X General Conference Administrator. Chapter XI The Kellogg Crisis. Chapter XII Publishing Again. Chapter XIII Thrological Controversy and a Change of Job. Chapter XIV The Troubled Years. Chapter XV Protesting Against Error - Without and Within. Chapter XVI A New Harness. Chapter XVII Campus Troubleshooter. Chapter XVIII Writing Till the End. Index
 

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Contents

CHAPTER PAGE A Word to the Reader
19
Foreword
21
A New England Heritage
25
College Days
33
Inky Thumbs and Party Politics
40
College President
47
Education Director and PresidentatLarge
63
More Than a President
78
General Conference Administrator
145
The Kellogg Crisis
167
Publishing Again
192
Theological Controversy and a Change of Job
214
The Troubled Years
239
A New Harness
268
Campus Troubleshooter
286
Writing Till the End
309

Educational Philosopher and Reformer
93
Reformers in Refuge Down Under
111
Frustrated Administrator
131

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