(subtitled “A Journal of Better Living”) (1948– ; monthly; R&H ; 1994 circulation c. 40,000; file in editorial office). A temperance journal published by the Review and Herald Publishing Association, Hagerstown, Maryland. It is the largest of all temperance publications, both in size and in circulation, and is now widely quoted, not only in the United States but in some 50 other countries of the world. Originally a quarterly (through 1957), Listen continued as a bimonthly through 1965, changing to a monthly with the January 1966 issue. Listen was inaugurated (1) to help launch and foster a worldwide educational program in behalf of total abstinence; (2) to publicize facts and data from current scientific and medical research on the effects of the use of alcoholic beverages and other ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.