Theodore Anthony

( c. 1838-1895 + ?). First Seventh-day Adventist missionary in Turkey. He was a Greek of Turkish speech and nationality, born in Asia Minor. After his conversion in California (1888) he sold his business and returned to Turkey (1889) at his own expense to spread his faith. When his money was spent he made his living at his shoemaker’s trade. He met violent opposition and was imprisoned repeatedly, most often at the instigation of other Christians. But he made a number of converts, including Z. G. Baharian, who became a minister. Anthony’s first name is mentioned as Theodore by his associate, Baharian ( Review and Herald 69:390, June 21, 1892), and in the 1894 Yearbook; references to him as R. S. Anthony appear to indicate confusion with R. S. Anthony of South Africa, a colporteur who b...

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

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