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Miller's failed prediction became known as the "Great Disappointment".
Hiram Edson and other Millerites came to believe that Miller's calculations were correct, but that his interpretation of Daniel was flawed as he assumed Christ would come to cleanse the world.
The official teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination are expressed in its 28 Fundamental Beliefs.
They embraced the doctrines of the Sabbath, the heavenly sanctuary interpretation of Daniel , conditional immortality, and the expectation of Christ's premillennial return.
Among its most prominent figures were Joseph Bates, James White, and Ellen G. Ellen White came to occupy a particularly central role; her many visions and spiritual leadership convinced her fellow Adventists that she possessed the gift of prophecy.
The church operates over 7,500 schools including over 100 post-secondary institutions, numerous hospitals, and publishing houses worldwide, as well as a humanitarian aid organization known as the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is the largest of several Adventist groups which arose from the Millerite movement of the 1840s in upstate New York, a phase of the Second Great Awakening.