George McCready Price biography
George McCready Price (1870-1963)
A- Born Havelock, New Brunswick, 1870
1- Father died in 1882, mother joined Seventh Day Adventist church

2- Marrried SDA teacher 12 years older in 1887
B- Two years @ Battle Creek college (1891-93)- Now Andrews Univ - primarily missionary

C- One year at normal school (some science) in NB (1896)

D- Taught High School in Tracadie, NB, a French speaking, fishing village (1897-99)

E- Met Alfred Corbett Smith socially
1- Harvard educated MD, therefore spoke English

2- Ran local Leprosarium

3- Amused by Price's fundamentalism; gave him evolution literature which Price found troubling
F- SDA doctrine requires 7 literal days; Ellen White visualized (and taught) literal genesis

G- Price concluded that old Earth was a geological misinterpretation

H- Began - Outlines of Modern Christianity and Modern Science (self-published in 1902)

I- Evangelist on Prince Edward Island - unsuitable voice, temperament
1- Went to NY to become a writer (failed)

2- Sent to help build SDA hdqrtrs, Takoma Park, MD (labor)

3- Helped build SDA school in Loma Linda, CA (1905), self-published Illogical Geology (1906)
J- Adventists assigned him college and secondary teaching duties because of his education, writing

K- Got 1921 off to write The New Geology; taught at Union College, Lincoln, NE (1921-24)

L- In 1924 sent to Stanborough Missionary College (Watford, 40Mi N of London, photo)

M- Attended every Victoria Institute meeting while at Watford
1- Victoria Institute: Christian professionals interested in science (goals)

2- Similar to American Scientific Affiliation

3- Met twice a month in Westminster (London)
N- Victoria Institute members were largely old Earth creationists who found Price eccentric

O- Published The Geological Ages Hoax in 1931

P- Published The Modern Flood Theory of Geology in 1935

Q- Price is now recognized as the father of flood geology
Clark, Harold W. Crusader for Creation, The Life and Work of George McCready Price. Pacific Press Publishing
.... Company, Mountain View, CA (1966)

Numbers, Ronald L., Chapter 4, pp.72-101 in The Creationists, The Evolution of Scientific Creationism. Alfred
....A. Knopf, NY (1992)

Adventism and the origin of young Earth creationism

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