White Describes her Usage of Sources
Amen Rob! rb
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 12:38 PM
Ellen White's important note
In this brief but informative passage by
Ellen White, she describes her usage of her sources in such a way that she
herself can answer her present-day critics charging her with
plagiarism. I caught a glimpse of the book byH.L.
Hastings titled The Great Controversy between God and man from that
anti-sda video by ''Spiritually Smart''.
After doing some research into this
matter, I found the following explanation I had highlighted years ago.
This is quoted from Ellen G.
White, The Great Controversy, 1888 version, vol. 5 of the Conflict
of the Ages series (hard cover):
''In some cases where a historian has so
grouped together events as to afford, in brief, a comprehensive view of the subject,
or has summarized details in a convenient manner, his words have been quoted;
but in some instances no specific credit has been given, since the quotations
are not given for the purpose of citing that writer as authority, but because
his statement affords a ready and forcible presentation of the subject.
In narrating the experience and views of those carrying forward the work of
reform in our own time, similar use has been made fo
their published works.''
What is wrong with that?