Eli Curtis

( fl. 1845-1851). A Millerite of New York City who wrote articles in the Day-Dawn (Canandaigua, New York) and the Day-Star (Cincinnati, Ohio), and published at least two ephemeral sheets of his own in New York (extant examples: the Girdle of Truth Extra , 1848, and the Sharp Sword With Two Edges , 1851). In 1845 he wrote letters to the Day-Star , indistinguishable from those of the Millerites advocating the “shut door,” but by 1851 he was a full-fledged spiritist, reprinting alleged spirit messages intended to prepare the world for the Second Advent. Ellen White, who had seen some of his articles written before he was a spiritist, wrote to him in 1847 agreeing with him on some points (for example, the millennium beginning and ending with the two literal resurrections and followed by th...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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