Tuesday, June 24, 2008

John Harvey Kellogg

John Harvey Kellogg ranks among the top controversial figures in Adventist history. One of the pioneers of the Adventist health work, Kellogg was instrumental in the opening and operation of the Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan.

A gifted medical doctor and pioneer in medical technology, Kellogg benefitted the Adventist church with his medical prowess. His theological skills, however, left much to be desired. Kellogg split from the Adventist church over his pantheistic views, deemed incommensurable with Adventist understandings.John Harvey Kellogg is best known as the founder of Kellogg's cereal. Kellogg invented corn flakes by accident while trying to create a food that would lower the sex drive. Instead, he stumbled onto what would become a billion-dollar breakfast food.

There's something about those guys in the food industry, by the way. For example, compare John Harvey Kellogg and Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken (who jumped on the health food band wagon recently - click link).

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