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English Secularism A Confession Of Belief

By George Jacob Holyoake
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  • ENGLISH SECULARISM
  • A CONFESSION OF BELIEF
    • 1896
  • AUTHOR'S PREFACE.
  • PUBLISHER'S PREFACE.
  • CHAPTER I. OPEN THOUGHT THE FIRST STEP TO INTELLIGENCE
  • CHAPTER II. THE QUESTION STATED
  • CHAPTER III. THE FIRST STAGE OF FREE THOUGHT: ITS NATURE AND LIMITATION
  • CHAPTER IV. THE SECOND STAGE OF FREE THOUGHT: ENTERPRISE
  • CHAPTER V. CONQUESTS OF INVESTIGATION
  • CHAPTER VI. STATIONARINESS OF CRITICISM
  • CHAPTER VII. THIRD STAGE OF FREE THOUGHT—SECULARISM
  • CHAPTER VIII. THREE PRINCIPLES VINDICATED
  • CHAPTER IX. HOW SECULARISM AROSE
  • CHAPTER X. HOW SECULARISM WAS DIFFUSED
  • CHAPTER XI. SECULAR INSTRUCTION DISTINCT FROM SECULARISM
  • CHAPTER XII. THE DISTINCTIVENESS MADE FURTHER EVIDENT.
  • CHAPTER XIII. SELF-DEFENSIVE FOR THE PEOPLE
  • CHAPTER XIV. REJECTED TENETS REPLACED BY BETTER
  • CHAPTER XV. MORALITY INDEPENDENT OF THEOLOGY
  • CHAPTER XVI. ETHICAL CERTITUDE
  • CHAPTER XVII. THE ETHICAL METHOD OF CONTROVERSY
  • CHAPTER XVIII. ITS DISCRIMINATION
  • CHAPTER XIX. APART FROM CHRISTIANISM
  • CHAPTER XX. SECULARISM CREATES A NEW RESPONSIBILITY
  • CHAPTER XXI. THROUGH OPPOSITION TO RECOGNITION
  • CHAPTER XXII. SELF-EXTENDING PRINCIPLES
  • SECULARIST CEREMONIES.
  • ON MARRIAGE.
  • NAMING CHILDREN.
  • OVER THE DEAD.
    • I.——READING AT A GRAVE.
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