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Sayings of the fathers
Sceptic's favourite topic, a
Sceptic's difficulties, the
Secular consistency
Secular knowledge, specimen of
Secular lectures, a question for

society, the president of

sonnet, the
Secularism, has it any poetry?

not enough to die with
Secularists, how they quote scripture
Silverwater's difficulties
Slander, infidel, wholesale and retail
Slavery and the bible
Socialism, notes of
Spiritual sense of old testament
Syllogism, in search of a

supplied
Take no thought
Teetotalism, is it a failure
Things to think on
Time, value of
Traveller, the Christian

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Unchangeableness of God

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Vain enquiries
Wanted immediately
War, horrors and miseries of
Will, is the efficient cause of its own volition ...
Willis Knowles again
Wise sayings
Words, a few serious, to unbelievers
Workmanship, a beautiful piece of

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Young men, counsels to

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a Weekly Iłagazine,

OF CHRISTIAN EXPOSITION AND ADVOCACY.

Who knows not that truth is strong, next to the Almighty; she needs no policies, nor stratagems, nor licensings to make her victorious, those are the shifts and the defences that error uses against her power.—MILTON.

No 1.]

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 1855.

[PRICE 1D.

SIX OF THE ARTICLES. Our Prologue..

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Progress of our Race..
The Conservative principle of our Literature 3 Infidel Lecturers in Liverpool..
Free-speech to Mr. G. J. Holyoake

7 How Dan Mitchell became a Secularist

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OUR PROLOGUE.

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IN"commencing our work, we wish to say as little about ourselves as comports with courtesy to our readers. We would rather secure their support by efficiency of performance, than by largeness of promise. There is, no doubt, an ideal before our mind, but' we are solicitous that those who favour us with their attention, should get glimpses of it in our weekly efforts, rather than from its délineation here, lest as ability falls só often short of intention, they form expectations which may be doomed to disappointment. If, however, aspiration has any connection with success, we are not without hope of achieving good among those for whom we write. Our object is the defence of Christianity, and we believe that its fullest and

exposition is its ablest defence. Our pages will, therefore, contain articles of a purely instructive character, presenting its facts, stating its evidences, expounding its teachings, developing its principles, illustrating its effects, and exhibiting its spirit. Not satisfied to rebut the cavils and objections of its enemies, wê 'shan endeavour to show its adaptations to the wants and sorrows of humanity. Believing that the political and social regeneration of nations is im." possible without their moral renovátion, we shall seek the diffusion of those

No. 1, Vol. 1.

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DEFENDER:

A WEEKLY MAGAZINE,

Of Christian Exposition & Advorary.

VOL. I.

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1855.

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