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THE

CHRISTIAN REFORMER;

OR,

UNITARIAN

MAGAZINE AND REVIEW.

NEW SERIES, VOL. I.

FROM JANUARY TO DECEMBER, 1845.

LONDON:

SHERWOOD, GILBERT, AND PIPER, 23, PATERNOSTER ROW ;

AND

J. CHAPMAN, 121, NEWGATE STREET.

1845.

THEN YOK

176959

ASICP LENOX AND
TiE's FLUMATIC 3.

c. GREEN, PRINTER, HACKNEY.

PREFACE.

The completion of the First Volume of the New Series of the CHRISTIAN REFORMER, gives us an opportunity of addressing a few words to our friends and the Unitarian public generally on the claims which our Magazine has on their support.

Our first duty, however, is publicly to express to those friends who have made our work the means of communicating their thoughts to the public, our gratitude for the confidence placed in us, and for the many able and interesting papers entrusted to our use. By their invaluable and ever-ready aid, the CHRISTIAN REFORMER has attained a rank in the religious periodical literature of England, at least equal to that of any other work depending chiefly on voluntary literary contributions. The promises of assistance freely offered to us enable us confidently to state our expectation that the future volumes of the Magazine will not be inferior in interest and value to that now presented complete to the public. The various questions of vital importance at present in agitation amongst English Unitarians, and the momentous struggle now going on in Germany, promise for the coming year, as they have afforded during the past, many subjects of general interest. The friend who has supplied the CHRISTIAN RFORMER with details of the progress of the New German Reformation (the most complete, we believe, which bave appeared in any English journal), will, we trust, notwithstanding his own important literary and other engagements, continue from time to time his much-valued communications. In future volumes we propose, at intervals, to insert a series of Congregational Histories. The time has happily come when English Presbyterians may safely investigate the early history of their religious foundations. In this department of Nonconformist history and biography, we have received the promise of help from several persons well versed in the subject. From the pen of the English Presbyterian Minister" we are enabled to promise a series of papers, of great interest, on Switzerland. The admirable series on the History of Unitarianism will be continued. Articles are in preparation for us by the able writers who reviewed the Lives of Arnold and of Blanco White. Edward Taylor, Esq., the Gresham Professor of DUP EICH 18 APR 1908

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