Michiana Adventist Forum meeting
Lessons in Leadership
Dr. Benjamin McArthur
Professor of History
Southern Adventist University
Sabbath, April 12, 3:30 p.m.
Chan Shun Hall
Berrien Springs, MI
McArthur is a graduate of Andrews University. He subsequently earned MA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago. Following graduate school, he joined the faculty at Southern where he taught history for 30 years.
He then spent three years at Southwestern Adventist University where he served as academic dean. He returned to the classroom and to Southern Adventist University in 2012. His primary teaching interests are in American history, from colonial times through the early twentieth century. He also enjoys writing screenplays and has written two books on the American theater.
In recent years his scholarly interest has focused on the Adventist church. He is currently involved in writing a biography of A.G. Daniells, the longest-serving president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, who is the subject of his presentation.
The following information from Wikipedia provides a brief background on A.G. Daniells:
Arthur Grosvenor Daniells (1858–1935) was a Seventh-day Adventist minister and administrator, most notably the longest serving president of the General Conference.
He served as secretary to James and Ellen White for one year. He later worked as an evangelist and was one the pioneers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific. He became the president of the Australasia Union Conference, and then the president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (1901 to 1922). He led the church in developing a new level of church government, the union conference. He was the first chairperson of the Ellen G. White Estate (1915 to 1935).
He was not reelected in 1922. In his retirement Daniells formed the Seventh-day Adventist Ministerial Association and Ministry magazine.