|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (August 2011)|
|Arthur Nelson Patrick|
|Born||23 February 1934
Avondale Road, Cooranbong, NSW Australia
|Died||8 March 2013
Sydney Adventist Hospital
|Occupation||Protestant, Seventh-day Adventist Theologian|
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Arthur Nelson Patrick (23 February 1934 – 8 March 2013) is a Seventh-day Adventist theologian and historian. He is an honorary senior research fellow at Avondale College in New South Wales, Australia. He has also worked in pastoral ministry, evangelism, religion teaching, academic administration, and hospital chaplaincy.
Patrick graduated from Avondale College with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in theology in 1957; then from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University with a Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Divinity (MDiv) in 1972; followed by a Doctor of Ministry (DMin: Biblical Studies) from the Christian Theological Seminary in 1973.
From 1976 till 1983 he was the founding director of the Ellen G. White/Seventh-day Adventist Research Centre, located within the Avondale College library and jointly funded by the South Pacific Division of the Adventist church and the Ellen G. White Estate.
Patrick graduated with a Master of Letters (MLitt: Themes in the History of Women and Family) from the University of New England in Australia during 1984, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 1992.
From 1992 till 1996 Patrick was the senior chaplain at the Sydney Adventist Hospital. During the following two academic years he was a visiting associate professor at La Sierra University in Southern California, teaching church history and pastoral ministry.
Patrick's writings attempt, in particular, to survey Adventist Studies (including study of the life and writings of Ellen Gould White, 1827–1915). This field of research, he claims, is maturing as an academic discipline.
Patrick officially retired in 1998, whence one writer in Adventist Heritage magazine praised him for his scholarship, adding Patrick's coworkers "will miss his warmth and his droll wit as well.". He has since served as chair of the Professional Standards Committee for the South Pacific Division; chair of Women in Ministry, Incorporated; and as a research fellow at Avondale College. He is active in writing and publishing and will be a presenter at the 50th Anniversary Conference on the book Questions on Doctrine, to be held at Andrews University from October 24–27, 2007.
Patrick has published on his site as well as written chapters in books and articles for a range of journals and magazines, including such as the following: Record, Signs of the Times, Ministry, Adventist Review, Adventist Heritage, Adventist Professional, Spectrum: The Journal of the Association of Adventist Forums, Adventist Today, Church Heritage, Lucas: An Evangelical History Review, Journal of Religious History.
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- Christianity and Culture in Colonial Australia: Selected Catholic, Anglican, Wesleyan and Adventist Perspectives, 1981-1900 (Sydney: Fast Books, 1993). PhD dissertation
- The San: A Century of Christian Caring, 1903-2003 (Warburton: Signs Publishing Company, 2003); a centennial history of Sydney Adventist Hospital
- Seventh-day Adventist Church
- Seventh-day Adventist theology
- Seventh-day Adventist eschatology
- History of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
- Inspiration of Ellen White
- Avondale College
- Ellen G. White Estate
- Arthur Patrick: A Brief Biographical Sketch on the SDAnet website. Accessed 2007-11-09
- "The Editor's Stump" section; see untitled note by Gary Chartier below Patrick's editorial; Adventist Heritage 18:1 (Summer 1998), p5.
- Presenters at the Questions on Doctrine 50th anniversary conference
- Ellen White and Adventism articles on SDAnet At Issue, which includes many articles by Patrick
- Re-visioning the Role of Ellen White, and other papers by Arthur Patrick
- "The Questions on Doctrine Event: Contrasting Perceptions, Their Impact and Potential" paper, which includes many biographical details
- Articles by Patrick and about Patrick as cataloged in the Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index (SDAPI)