Historical Archive of the
Seventh-day Adventist Church in Europe
This institute was founded in 1980 at the Theological Seminary Marienhöhe in Darmstadt as a central scientific archive of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Europe, and was relocated to Friedensau Adventist University in 1997. The archive is responsible to its support agency, the Euro-Africa Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Its task is to collect all available and significant written information about the history of Adventism in Europe and beyond, to organize these sources and to provide access to them according to its user guidelines. As a result of years of intensive searching within Germany and beyond, the archive now presides over approx. 3,500 records comprised of original documents or photocopies, film and picture material. The collection focuses on documenting the history and mission of the Adventist Church in Central, South-western and Eastern Europe, in the Near East, in North, Central and East Africa, as well as in several countries of the Far East. Pertinent donations and personal effects of all kinds, documents in the form of letters, journals, chronicles and photographs are thankfully accepted. As a confessional archive, the institute strives to preserve its own historical and theological heritage and thereby play a part in strengthening the Protestant Adventist presence and identity in Europe. Beyond that, the institute endeavours to facilitate inter-confessional dialogue by providing a „laboratory“ for research and interaction in order to dismantle religious prejudices and misunderstandings and thus to give impulses for mutual understanding.
The archive publishes the scientific series entitled „Adventistica“ (Peter Lang Verlag). The individual volumes are available in bookstores.
Band 1: Pfeiffer, B. Ed.(ed.), Seventh-day Adventist Contributions to East Africa (out of stock)
Band 2: Heinz, D., Ludwig Richard Conradi (3rd edition)
Band 3: Dunton, H., Pfeiffer, B. Ed., Schanz, B. (eds.), Adventist Missions: A Reader (out of stock)
Band 4: Pfeiffer, B. Ed., Träder, L., Knight, G. (eds.), Adventisten und Hamburg
Band 5: Heinz, D., Church, State, and Religious Dissent
Band 6: Owusu-Mensa, K., Saturday God and Adventism in Ghana
Band 7: Pfeiffer, B. Ed., Die Adventisten im Nahen Osten
Band 8: Heinz, H., Dein Heil bin ich
Daniel Heinz, M.A., Ph.D.