First edition, first printing from 1934 of "The Hope of the Race" by Frank Loris Peterson, in overall excellent condition. Illustrated, 333 pages. The boards and binding are solid and tight, save for some slight discoloring on the front and back boards. The pages are crisp and clean save for a spot of foxing on the top corner of the title page. A wonderful very early work on the steps to salvation of the plight of African American people, through the perspective of the Seventh Day Adventist theology. Please see below for more information on the author and Seventh Day Adventism.
F.L. Peterson, Adventist pioneer—he was the first black
to graduate from Pacific Union College, the first to publish a book in the
denomination, the first to serve as secretary of the Pacific Union Colored
Department, to be elected secretary of the General Conference, and the first
black vice president of the General Conference—published a book on salvational
theology in 1934 entitled The Hope of the Race.
The volume’s thesis was that Jesus Christ was the only answer for the
plight of black America, and he commended the SDA package as a resolution to
the considerable problems of black America.
Seventh Day Adventist Theology
The theology of the Seventh-day Adventist
Church resembles that of Protestant Christianity, combining elements
from Lutheran, Wesleyan/Arminian, and Anabaptist branches of
Protestantism. Adventists believe in the infallibility of Scripture and teach that salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ.