Dudley Canright

(1840-1919). A onetime Seventh-day Adventist minister and writer who renounced his church affiliation and acquired prominence as the champion of theological opposition to SDA teachings. Ordained to the SDA ministry in 1865, he became a forceful preacher and a polemic writer of considerable ability. He took a prominent part in church administration and for two years was a member of the General Conference Committee. Capable and successful, he became intolerant of the opinions of others and chafed under the administrative control of his fellow ministers and the close guidance of testimonies from Ellen White. He also showed instability of temperament, losing heart and doubting his faith when disagreeable experiences came to him. Several times before his separation from the church he left the m...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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