Defense Literature Committee

A committee instituted in 1943 by the General Conference Committee to study and answer publications against the church. At the request of the General Conference officers, this committee issued replies to attacks on the denomination and to teachings of offshoot groups. The name Defense Literature Committee was not adopted until some time after its founding. In 1969 this committee was merged with the Committee on Biblical Study and Research under the title Biblical Research Committee. Chairs: L. H. Christian, 1943–1946; M. E. Kern, 1946–1952; W. E. Read, 1952–1958; H. W. Lowe, 1959–1969.

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