Edited By Josefa Ros Velasco
4 Depression in the Literature of the Health Reform and Mental Hygiene Movement: An Example of Ellen G. White Writings (Pawel Zagozdzon (Medical University of Gdansk, Poland))
4 Depression in the Literature of the Health Reform and Mental Hygiene Movement: An Example of Ellen G. White Writings
Medical University of Gdansk, Poland
Ellen Gould White (1827–1915) was a productive author and Christian pioneer. Along with other Sabbath-keeping Adventist leaders, like Joseph Bates and her husband, James White, they formed what is now known as the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The health principles from Ellen G. White’s writings contributed to give rise to one of the most extended living people groups in the world—The Seventh-day Adventists. The health and longevity of the Adventists have attracted the interest of many public health specialists, who incidentally tend to focus more on the dietary and psychosocial determinants of the Adventist lifestyle.
The aim underlying this work is to present the phenomenon of depression as discussed in the works of Ellen G. White, as well as confront it with the current understanding of depression determinants, as seen in their medical context.
In the course of preparation of this chapter, a review of Ellen G. White’s works through the Ellen G. White Estate Writings Application (EGW Writings App) was carried out. The EGW Writings App enables one to read, annotate, and theme-search all the published writings of Ellen G. White online. It is available in 55 languages, including Polish, and it contains 122 books, 168 pamphlets, and hundreds of letters and manuscripts. The term depression,...
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