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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.
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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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PARALLEL SESSIONS With this push by the splinter group, it is highly likely that the scenes witnessed at the Nairobi Central (Maxwell) and Mountain View SDA churches will be replicated in the Gusii region, where adventism is believed to be well established, after the two pastors said they will not run parallel worship sessions.
The sexual revolution among the Sambia that has furthered female agency and sexual autonomy in profound ways is now firmly embedded in the decades' long advance of regional evangelical Christianity in the form of Seventh Day Adventism. Although these larger structural and global neocolonial formations in Papua New Guinea are well known, research has not in general focused on sexual behavior, traditional and modern, though the ethnography of such sexual intimacy is critical to understanding many of the insipient micro-changes associated with what the Sambia call New Christians' lifestyles.
At some point during Fetzer's teenage years, his mother converted to Seventh-Day Adventism, and he followed her into the church.
Howard's life and career were dramatic, with many twists and turns along the way Born into poverty in the "Black Patch" area of southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee, Howard in his youth converted to Seventh-Day Adventism and embraced its rigorous ethic of self-discipline and clean living He found white patrons in the church who sponsored his education and eventual training to become a physician Although Howard eventually drifted away from the SDA church, its influence on his life and early career was crucial.
His prediction proved disappointing, but his followers retained a conviction that the Second Coming was imminent: Adventism. By the end of the 1840s, the Adventists began strictly observing the Sabbath on Saturday, the seventh day of the week.
The Impact of Global South Christianity on African Mission Churches: The Case of Adventism in East Africa.
This two-volume encyclopedia contains 226 entries on food-related religious beliefs, customs, and practices around the world, ranging from ancient religions like Zoroastrianism and Hinduism to new religious movements like Seventh-day Adventism, the Nation of Islam, and the Baha'i faith, and including less well-known religions and rituals.
To be sure, he acknowledges the Nazi occupation and the revival of Adventism, along with other Protestant confessions and Orthodoxy, during the war.
My favorite state to focus on is Utah because I think there is something very extraordinary going on among Mormons and particularly the very, very offensive things that Trump said about Mitt Romney--"Is he a real Mormon?"--just as he went after Clinton's faith, just as he went after Ben Carson's Adventism. So I just think that if you look at states that may flip the other way, Utah is one.
FANS OF APOCALYPTIC religious scenarios have plenty of rich material to work with in Seventh-day Adventism, a church whose most famous contemporary member is Republican presidential co-frontrunner Ben Carson.
Seeking a sanctuary: Seventh-day Adventism and the American dream.
"Aspiration towards the Appropriation of Seventh-Day Adventism by the Maasai in Tanzania as an Effective Means of Conducting Mission to an African People."