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THE BIBLE

AND

THE PEOPLE,

FOR 1852.

A GROWING MANUAL OF PRINCIPLES AND INVESTIGA-
TION, FOR DOUBTERS, ENQUIRERS, AND

INTELLIGENT BELIEVERS.

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LONDON:

BORWICK AND PRIESTLEY, PRINTERS, LONDON WALL.

PREFACE.

We now conclude the second volume of “THE BIBLE AND THE People,” intended as “a permanent manual of principles and investigation, for doubters, enquirers, and intelligent believers :" how far the end has been accomplished, the volumes themselves must speak, and to them we appeal with confidence, as proving, that “The BIBLE AND THE PeoPLE stands alone in the peculiarity of its purpose, and in adaptation to the wants of an enquiring age:” to say nothing of the generous recognition of our efforts by the Editors of The Christian Witness, The British Quarterly Review, and many newspapers, besides private letters from ministers of high standing, we may refer to the estimate formed of them by an earnest and popular advocate of Atheistic Infidelity, with whom of late we have been led into a correspondence that is to end in an early discussion : this writer declares of the Editor of “The BIBLE AND THE PEOPLE,” he is “more than impartial, he is generous ;” and of the Periodical itself, he declares, “it is the best of the controversial publications devoted to the maintenance of EVANGELICAL PRINCIPLES :—the first sixteen] numbers are critical as well as instructive."

A letter from a distinguished minister will be found in the last number of this volume speaking of the Editor's qualification for a mission to the Infidels of England: this mission is at present a matter for consideratio:1, should it be carried out, as seems probable, The BIBLE AND THE PeoPLE will contain accounts of its operations; and whether the mission

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