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Adventism in Mexico

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The Seventh-day Adventist Church (SDA Church) in Mexico was established in 1891; in 1899, the important SDA Sanitarium opened in Guadalajara. This entry describes the early history of the Adventist Church in Mexico as well as its current situation.


The first data related to Adventism in Mexico dates back to April 1890 when John Orr Corliss (Neufeld 1976: 352) wrote an article for Adventist Review and Sabbath Herald called “Mexico as a Mission Field.” Corliss was an Adventist missionary and evangelist (1845–1923). In his article, Corliss described the ancient cultures of the country–the Toltecs and the Aztecs, the Spanish conquest, the Spanish colony, and the War of Independence. In addition, he also appealed to his brethren to bring the Adventist message to Mexico despite the social and cultural differences.

Even with continuous reports of worryingincidents regarding insecurity in Mexico, the Adventist General Conference in Battle Creek, Michigan, asked the...


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  • Mexico
  • Seventh-day Adventists

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Andrade, J.J. (2019). Adventism in Mexico. In: Gooren, H. (eds) Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions. Springer, Cham.

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