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Adventism in Argentina

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The Seventh-day Adventist Church commenced in the middle nineteenth century in the United States. Toward the end of that century, it spread in different continents of the world including South America. The city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was chosen as the administrative headquarters for the continent. With the distribution of religious literature and the arrival of missionaries, the beliefs of the Church were made public. The administrative organization centered in the educative and health areas with foundation of schools, a university, sanitariums and clinics, health food factories, and a publishing house. Today, the membership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Argentina is nearly 115,000 (Seventh-day Adventist Church 2017). The Church centers its interests in programs of humanitarian social assistance, health assistance, education, and evangelism. Its goal is to spread the Gospel of Christ and God’s interest for humanity’s well-being.




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Scholtus, S.C. (2018). Adventism in Argentina. In: Gooren, H. (eds) Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions. Springer, Cham.

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