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Nash, Arthurlocked

(26 June 1870–30 October 1927)
  • David J. Goldberg

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Nash, Arthur (26 June 1870–30 October 1927), men's clothing manufacturer, men’s clothing manufacturer, was born in Tipton County, Indiana, the son of Evermont Nash (occupation unknown) and Rachel Mitchel. Nash’s parents were devoted Seventh-day Adventists, and he received a strict religious upbringing in that faith. After attending local Indiana schools, he began a course of study at the theological school of the Seventh-day Adventists in Battle Creek, Michigan. He proved to be a stellar student and upon graduation became an instructor at a Seventh-day Adventist school for ministers and missionaries in Detroit. He was ordained in 1894. Soon thereafter he experienced a crisis of faith when he refused to accept that a kindly and charitable woman, who ran a home for discharged prisoners, could not be saved because she had rejected the tenets of the Adventists. After an angry confrontation with church elders, he resigned his position and withdrew from the church....

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