American Seventh-Day Adventist Latter Rain Chapter 5
I am inclined to agree with the idea that when Mrs. White, using an entirely different theological context from Moltmann’s and Barth’s, etc., comes to an eschatology which is different from theirs, she shows that the theological context in which a writer works does more to govern the outcome of the theological presentation than does the content of the presentation.
This idea means that theologies are not only determined by what theologians state was their content but by the context in which they work.
The materials from Ellen White’s works appearing in this study appear therefore to be a pointer to the provisional character of contemporary eschatological works, and they inspire this researcher to consider seriously whether or not an awareness of contextual control united with the expressions for a reexamination of some abandoned-old by men like Dr. Freedman might not mean that another theological context than the current one might be a means to better eschatological work. For this researcher greater study in the context of the old would be a contribution to current theology.