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Our Society: A New Church without an Old Ecclesiasticism (PDF)

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This 1882 novel tells the tale of a group of New Church believers obliged to break their connection with their local Protestant parish and form their own church society.

Table of Contents:

  1. Early Discouragements
  2. Our Society's First Meeting
  3. A Story of the Olden Time
  4. A Morning Ramble
  5. "With What Bodies Do They Come?"
  6. The Risen Spirit
  7. The Basis of Our Society
  8. The Lord God Omnipotent
  9. Seethings
  10. The Rector Expostulates with Mr Newland
  11. The Fountain Filled with Blood
  12. Universal Love
  13. Reconciliation
  14. A Turning Point in this History
  15. Excommunication
  16. New versus Old Bottles
  17. Startling News
  18. Mr Newland's First Sermon
  19. Dr Bandifrase
  20. The Word
  21. Disappointments
  22. A Fairy Tale of Science
  23. "Three Capital Ideas"
  24. The Ministry
  25. Our Society Opens its Place of Worship
  26. All Seats Free
  27. How We Prospered

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