Art in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Art in all its disciplines has played an increasingly significant role within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. William Miller and other pioneers who preceded the organization of the church used charts and graphs to clarify the complicated truths of Daniel and Revelation. But these were amateurish and limited. Eventually woodcuts, simple renderings, and then more finished illustrations were used in SDA work and publications as cost permitted. The great themes of the Bible have challenged artists throughout the centuries, but simple line renderings have been used to communicate volumes of truth that carry eternal consequences. Today the use of contemporary design, full-color illustrations, and photography are viewed as necessities rather than luxuries as SDA s communicate spiritual truths t...

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