Adventist Studies

Earliest Seventh-day Adventist Periodicals


Earliest Seventh-day Adventist Periodicals



Earliest Seventh-day Adventist Periodicals reproduces in full the very first doctrinal and apologetic publications of the small group of Sabbatarian Adventists who had emerged out of the Millerite movement. Thus, this brand new collection includes A Word to the "Little Flock" (May 1847), The Present Truth (1849-50), The Advent Review (1850), The Advent Review Extra (September 1850), and the 48-page special edition of The Advent Review (September 1850).

Whether read for information or inspiration, this volume will edify all with its frank and vigorous presentations, and thus demonstrate the inexorable development of early Sabbatarian Adventist thought. Each document is presented as a facsimile reproduction, so the original visual character is well preserved in quaint typestyles, tight leading, and full columns.

The scholar's introduction by George R. Knight traces the historical development of the use of pamphlets and periodicals among Sabbatarian Adventists as a precursor to a huge publishing operation within a half a century. It also provides a helpful content analysis of each of the periodicals, highlighting the importance of each to the emerging identity of what soon would become the Seventh-day Adventist Church.



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Andrews University Press


Berrien Springs, MI