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Ellen White Helps Found Seventh-day Adventists

In 1863, Ellen G. White (1827-1915), was instrumental in founding the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which worships on Saturday and believes Christ's return is imminent.

Sherbert v. Verner

This 1963 case introduced the "Sherbert test"; the government must show that burdening the individual's practice of religion is based on a compelling state interest.

The Second Great Awakening

The Second Great Awakening(s) (1790s-1840s) fueled the rise of an evangelical Protestant majority in antebellum America, giving rise to new denominations and social reform organizations.

Biographies by Last Name
Miller, William

William Miller (1782-1849) predicted that the return of Christ would occur in 1843, garnering both religious fervor and criticism.

Russell, Charles Taze

Charles Taze Russell (1852-1916) sparked the religious tradition later known as the Jehovah's Witnesses.

White, Ellen Gould

Ellen Gould White (1827-1915) was the co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She promoted Saturday as the Christian Sabbath and advocated biblically-based health initiatives.

White, James Springer

James White (1821-1881) was the co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church along with his wife, Ellen Gould White.

Movements by Name
Millenarian Movement

Since William Miller predicted the return of Jesus Christ in the mid-1800s, Millenarian movements emerged and anticipated the end of the world.

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