The Christadelphian

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Cover of the April 2007 edition

The Christadelphian is a Bible magazine published monthly by The Christadelphian Magazine and Publishing Association (CMPA). It states that it is 'A magazine dedicated wholly to the hope of Israel' and, according to the magazine website, it 'reflects the teachings, beliefs and activities of the Christadelphians'.[1]

History[edit]

The Christadelphian magazine started life as The Ambassador of the Coming Age in 1864, edited by Robert Roberts. It ran as The Ambassador of the Coming Age until 1869, when the name was changed to The Christadelphian.[2] Subsequent editors include C.C. Walker (editor from 1898–1937), John Carter (1937–1962), Louis Sargent, Alfred Nicholls, Michael Ashton and presently Andrew Bramhill.

Content[edit]

The magazine contains a wide variety of articles, including exhortations from Breaking of Bread services, studies of Biblical characters, articles on Christian living, reviews of Bible related books/DVDs/etc., and comment on relevant current events in relation to Bible prophecy. Items for publication are produced by potentially any Christadelphian, pending the editorial process. At the back of the magazine is a section in which is printed news from each ecclesia including baptisms, deaths and ecclesial events.

Publisher[edit]

The publisher of the magazine is The Christadelphian Magazine and Publishing Association (CMPA). All members of the committee are active members of Christadelphian congregations in the UK subscribing to the Birmingham Amended Statement of Faith (BASF). Subscriptions and previews of the magazine are available on The Christadelphian website.

Other publications[edit]

Back issues (from 1864–2000) are available from the CMPA on CD-ROM, and an audio edition of The Christadelphian (2006 onwards) is available on cassette, audio and MP3 CD. In addition to the magazine, other literature is published by the CMPA, including edited reprints of articles already published in The Christadelphian; for example:[3][4] -

  • The Letter to the Hebrews by John Carter - a study, on the Letter to the Hebrews, that first appeared as articles in The Christadelphian from 1933-1935.
  • Portrait of the Saint by John Marshall - a study on the Letter to the Ephesians, the majority of which first appeared as articles in The Christadelphian from 1966-1967.
  • Chronicles of the Kings by Michael Ashton - a study, on the Books of Chronicles, that first appeared as articles in The Christadelphian from 1998-2000.

A complete list of books is available on the website.[5] In addition, a number of reviews of these books (previously published in 'The Christadelphian' and 'The Testimony' magazines) are available,[6] together with some books available to read online.[7]

The CMPA also publishes a number of pamphlets detailing various Christadelphians beliefs;[8] for example: -

  • Jesus: God the Son or Son of God? Does the Bible teach the Trinity (by Fred Pearce).[9]
  • The Miracle of the Bible: The Word of God in Print (by Reg Carr).[10]
  • Getting to Know God: What the Bible Reveals (by Fred Pearce).[11]

Some of these pamphlets are now available for viewing or printing off for personal use on The Christadelphian website. Over time the complete set will be made available, as each is reprinted. They can also be ordered online from the same website.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Christadelphian". Retrieved 2007-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Christadelphian Periodicals". Retrieved 2007-02-13. 
  3. ^ "Bookshop > Books > Christadelphian authors > Expositional > Old Testament". Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  4. ^ "Bookshop > Books > Christadelphian authors > Expositional > New Testament". Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  5. ^ "Complete book list". Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  6. ^ "Book reviews". Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  7. ^ "Read books online". Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  8. ^ "Christadelphian Pamphlets". Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  9. ^ "Jesus: God the Son or Son of God?". Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  10. ^ "The Miracle of the Bible: The Word of God in Print". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  11. ^ "Getting to Know God: What the Bible Reveals". Retrieved 2008-01-01. 

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