CHRISTADELPHIAN RESEARCH

An exhaustive and authoritative investigation into the Christadelphians with links from their own sources as well as insights from former members. Complete examination of their history, organisation, theology, practices, and the challenges they face.

Links to Sources of Books and Publications

The History of the Christadelphians RECOMMENDED BUT EXPENSIVE!!

A scholarly work by a Christadelphian, Andrew Wilson, exploring the progression of the community from a loose affiliation of people attracted to the teachings of John Thomas to an established denomination in the period 1864-1885 through the development of a creedal system of organisation and the personality and influence held by Robert Roberts.

Comprehensive and well researched.

Jubilee ResourcesRECOMMENDED!!

This link is provided because a former Christadelphian who became an evangelical Christian has written three easily readable books.  These are “From Christadelphianism to Christ”, “The Rise of the Cults” and “Unmasking Christadelphianism - The Hopelessness of the Hope”.  Highly recommended!

The Holy Spirit – an Exploratory Guide

An area which has always been controversial in Christadelphian circles has been the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.  The historical view has been that the only source of knowledge of God is in the Bible and the Holy Spirit is only available in the believer through his intake of the Bible as a “spirit-Word”.

This book was written by Edgar Wille, a Christadelphian who subsequently left the movement and it is written with Christadelphian sensitivities in mind.  Examines all the passages in the New Testament on this subject and their importance in relation to the New Covenant.  Available for download free or posted at a small cost.

Logos Publications

This site advocates for a return to the Pioneer Christadelphian positions.  It has been included for those who would like to read books by the founders of the Christadelphians.

Christadelphian Online Books

Books By Doctor John Thomas

First Edition of Elpis IsraelRECOMMENDED!!:  the initial book that defined the beliefs of John Thomas following his Confession and Abjuration of his former beliefs, his rebaptism and his first major preaching campaign to Britain.

Phanerosis:  a complex book written expounding the views of John Thomas on the nature of God manifestation and his rejection of the Trinity.

Chronikon Hebraikon:  chronology of the Bible.

Eureka:  an exposition of the book of Revelation in three volumes.

Books by Robert Roberts

First edition of Christendom AstrayRECOMMENDED!!:  The 1884 edition in pdf format.  A polemical work written to prove all of Christianity in error.

  • Fourth Edition of Christendom Astray: (NOT FREE) Has a chapter called “Signs and Times: or evidence that the end is Near” removed because it sought to prove using scripture Christ would return and the new millenial age would start by 1910 at the latest and it never happened.

Dr Thomas, His Life and Works:  a biography.

My Days and My Ways:  an autobiography by Robert Roberts.

Books by Alan Eyre

The following books were the result of historical research by Alan Eyre to find people with the same beliefs as Christadelphians prior to John Thomas.  Whilst finding some groups and people with shared doctrinal distinctives (primarily following the Protestant Reformation), it created some false impressions.  This was revealed comprehensively through a later scholarly examination by Ruth McHaffie discussed in the Changing Explanations section.

The Protesters

Brethren in Christ

H.P.Mansfield

Ron Abel

Wrested Scriptures:  book written to teach Christadelphians a methodology on how to answer “the difficult verses” that they are confronted with in discussions with Christians from other denominations.

Wrested Scriptures in Site Layout

Duncan Heaster

Bible BasicsRECOMMENDED!!:  a book designed to present a basic (in Christadelphian terms) systematic theology of their beliefs.  Widely used internationally, particularly by Carelinks Ministries.

The Seventh Woman:  A novel by Duncan Heaster about the Christadelphians which may interest some.

Harry Whittaker

ReformationRECOMMENDED!!:  written to try and deal with what Harry saw as practical failures of the community and worldliness he saw creeping in.

Alfred Norris

The Holy Spirit and the Believer Today:  A Christadelphian study on the Holy Spirit that was somewhat controversial in that its conclusions recognised the need for the Holy Spirit today in the believer that have generally been denied by the community.

Frank Jannaway

Christadelphian AnswersRECOMMENDED!!:  Written in 1920 this book illustrates some big changes in how the community views the world or the larger society and how the community has become far less puritanical in outlook.

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