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 (ăd′vĕn′tĭst, ăd-vĕn′-)
A member of any of several Christian denominations that believe Jesus's Second Coming and the end of the world are near.

Ad′vent′ism n.


the principles and practices of certain Christian denominations that maintain that the Second Advent of Christ is imminent. Also called Second Adventist. — Adventist, n., adj.
See also: Protestantism
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Noun1.Adventism - any Christian religion that believes the second coming of Christ is imminent
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
Seventh-Day Adventism - Adventism that is strongly Protestant and observes Saturday as the Sabbath
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Christian Remnant--African Folk Church: Seventh-day Adventism in Tanzania, 1903-1980.
Bull, Malcolm, and Keith Lockhart, Seeking a Sanctuary: Seventh-day Adventism and the American Dream, 2nd ed.
Chez les anglophones, on prefere souvent le terme adventism, designant l'Avent ou la periode qui precede la venue du Seigneur, fete celebree a Noel dans la liturgie chretienne.
Hviding (1996:119) reports an identical motive for embracing Adventism in Marovo.
While a recent film based on this fictionalized theology was not well received, the film Rapture of several years ago told a chilling story of emotionally needy people caught up in dangerous forms of adventism.
The formative leaders of the early Disciples and Pentecostal movements were pacifist, while in Seventh-day Adventism and Mormonism there were voices appealing for noviolence.
The European beginnings of Adventism parallel to a remarkable degree the beginnings a generation earlier of Baptists on the continent.
Most were originally Anglicans (or Episcopalians) and Presbyterians, but from the early 1920s, for various reasons, there was a general switch to Pentecostalism and Adventism, both of which stress self sufficiency and so-called decent living.
The approximately 400 alphabetical entries discuss important works of Wright, as well as such topics as Horatio Alger, James Baldwin, Black Marxism, Albert Camus, the Chicago school of sociology, the Federal Theater Project, Marcus Garvey, the Great Depression, the House Committee on Un- American Activities, lynching, Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Robeson, Seventh Day Adventism, John Steinbeck, and Emile Zola, to cite a few examples.
The details of her life--including missionary work from Oklahoma to Africa, battles with tropical diseases and other health hazards such as the loss of sight in one eye, disputes with her superiors, acceptance of Seventh-day Adventism, and, finally, homelessness--are so fascinating that the reader will most likely be turning pages eagerly in anticipation of the next adventure of Hannah Moore.
Seventh-day Adventism, with headquarters in Silver Spring, Md.
And, of course, the Hares preached the gospel of Jesus, taught the doctrines of Adventism, and baptized many, including Clever Queen, into the church.