"Is The Great Controversy Missing a Chapter?"
to White Estate Vault Feature
comparing the Spanish edition of The Great Controversy
to the English original may be surprised to learn that the Spanish
version contains an additional chapter—chapter 13. The origin
of this chapter is explained in The Later Elmshaven Years,
[vol. 6 of the Ellen G. White Biography series,] p. 377, as follows:
the work of the church was broadening to take in many countries and
many languages, steps were taken to translate the new book so that
the peoples of many tongues might read. One of the first was the Spanish,
undertaken almost immediately. As this work was entered upon, it was
observed that no place had been given to the reformation in Spain.
As counsel was taken with Ellen White, it was decided it would be
well if in the Spanish printing, a supplementary chapter compiled
by competent writers could be added. Thus, the Spanish Great Controversy
carries forty-three chapters in place of the forty-two in other printings.
Chapter thirteen in that book, titled The Awakening in Spain,
is clearly designated as a work of "collaboration"
and has a footnote stating:
chapter was compiled by C. C. Crisler and H. H. Hall, and was inserted
in this book with the approval of the author.--Page 252.
there has never been any missing chapter from The Great Controversy.
This non-Ellen White material has always been available in the Spanish
edition, and it was never intended by her to be a part of the original