Apollos Hale

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Apollos Hale(1807–1898)[1] was a Methodist Episcopal preacher in New England. He joined the Millerites and contributed significantly as a lecturer, a writer, and co-designer of the widely disseminated "1843 chart". Following the Great Disappointment, he adopted the shut-door doctrine at first, along with Joseph Turner. Later he abandoned this interpretation.

Biography[edit]

Hale began his work as a Methodist Episcopal minister in Charleston and Medford, Massachusetts,[2] in 1833.[3] He married Rebecca Wait in December, 1836.[4] He left the Methodist Episcopal ministry in 1842.[5]

Hale spent the last years of his life in Washington, D.C., where he died.[6]

Millerism[edit]

Apollos Hale was instrumental in designing and presenting the "1843 chart" that was used extensively by Millerite lecturers.[7] Hale also served as an associate editor for the Signs of the Times, and later when it became the Advent Herald, he continued in the same responsibility.[8] He also authored the first three chapters of William Miller's Memoirs.[9]

In January, 1845, Hale and Joseph Turner published an interpretation of what had happened on October 22, 1844 in which they articulated what became known as the shut-door doctrine.[10] This was a minority view among the Millerites following the Great Disappointment, and Hale eventually abandoned the shut-door view and joined the majority group.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://openlibrary.org/b/OL13554165M/Memoirs_of_William_Miller_generally_known_as_a_lecturer_on_the_prophecies_and_the_second_coming_of_Christ
  2. ^ Methodist Episcopal Church, Minutes of the Annual Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, (New York: T. Mason and G. Lane, 1840) p. 200
  3. ^ Methodist Episcopal Church, Minutes of the Annual Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, (New York: T. Mason and G. Lane, 1840)p. 198
  4. ^ Waters, Thomas Franklin, Sarah Goodhue, and John Wise. Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Ipswich, MA: The Ipswich Historical Society, 1905) p. 537
  5. ^ Methodist Episcopal Church, Minutes of the Annual Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, (New York: T. Mason and G. Lane, 1845) p. 259
  6. ^ J. N. Loughborough, "District 1," Review and Herald, July 26, 1898, p. 478 (djvu) (pdf)
  7. ^ Gary Land, Historical Dictionary of Seventh-day Adventists, (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005) p. 101
  8. ^ Isaac Wellcome, History of the Second Advent Message and Mission, Doctrine and People, (Yarmouth, ME:I. C. Wellcome, 1874) p. 341
  9. ^ Sylvester Bliss and Apollos Hale. Memoirs of William Miller , (Boston: Joshua V. Himes, 1853) p. iv
  10. ^ David Rowe, God's Strange Work, (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008), p. 200
  11. ^ Isaac Wellcome, History of the Second Advent Message and Mission, Doctrine and People, (Yarmouth, ME:I. C. Wellcome, 1874) p. 542

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