in the


A Brief Historical Review of the Development of Drama Surrounding the Church of God From Eden Until Now with Emphasis on How Drama Entered the Seventh-day Adventist Church with Suggestions for Reversing this Trend. 

Lawrence R. Hawkins, M.D.
College Place, Washington
December 2000

Drama and the SDA Church: Entire Book in PDF eBook

Drama and the SDA Church:  Entire Appendix List:


1. "Facing the Crisis" With the Lesser and Greater Light - 1 & 2

2. Definitions

3. "Menace of the Religious Movie"  Excerpts from A. W. Tozer’s book

4.  Review, January 4, 1881 - White

5. Letter 5, 1888 - White

6. Literary Societies: Theatrical Performances - White

7. The Bible and Modern Drama - Hardinge

8. Youth Instructor, October 9, 1902 - White

9. Moral & Spiritual Standards, No. 5 - Wilcox

10. The Joy of the Lord versus Worldly Amusements - Kern

11. The Dangers of the Religious Drama - Fulton

12. What of the Religious Motion Picture - Stevens

13. Has the Time Come for Us to Alter Our Standards and Rebuild our Platform? - Haynes

14. The Religious Drama, Part 1 - Wilcox

15. The Religious Drama, Part 2 - Wilcox

16. The Religious Drama, Part 3 - Wilcox

17. Seventh-day Adventists and the Theater, Part 1 - Wilcox

18. Seventh-day Adventists and the Theater, Part 2 - Wilcox

19. Seventh-day Adventists and the Theater, Part 3 - Wilcox

20. Seventh-day Adventists and the Theater, Part 4 - Wilcox

21. Seventh-day Adventists and the Theater, Part 5 - Wilcox

22. Dramatic Productions in S.D.A. Institutions: A L White

23. Committee on Guidelines for Competitive Activities & Drama GC Committee

24. Do Positive Results of Dramatic Productions Outweigh the Negative Results?  Benton

25. Is Dramatization Wrong?  Hancock

26. Shall We Use Commercial Drama In Seventh-day Adventist Schools? Knittel

27. The Witches’ Den Opera at Southern College of SDA: Ferrell

28. Drama in the Elementary Classroom: Paytee

29. Guidelines for the Use of Dramatization Among Seventh-day Adventists: GC Committee

30. Amazing Facts, October, 1999: Batchelor

31. A. Gleaner article; B. Letters to Editor, and Editor’s Replies;

C. Author’s Letter to Editor;

D. Editor’s Letter of Reply

31 A-D: Photocopied Documents

31. E - Author’s Letter to Jere Patzer

32. Copy of Walla Walla College Poster Advertising “The Crucible”

33. Walla Walla Union Bulletin Article, May 9, 2001

34. Walla Walla Union Bulletin Article, May 9, 2001 (Photo-copy in 33)

35. A Tragedy at Walla Walla College: Shafer

36. What’s Right About Drama: Lee