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CONTENTS

CHAPTER XVI

THE ARCHDEACON OF LIVERPOOL

The Ven. William Francis Taylor, D.D., LL.D.

EVANGELICAL PROTESTANTISM AND THE KING’S STATUTORY DECLARATION

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Distinguished Career at Dublin University—Some Dublin Notables—Dr Taylor's Unique Position—Parochial Work in Chester and Liverpool—A Preacher of Promise—Succeeds Dr M‘Neile as Champion of the Evangelical Cause—Archdeacon of Warrington—Archdeacon of Liverpool—Controversialist and Lecturer—Great on Research—Result: a Full Mind—Bradlaugh v. Archdeacon Taylor: a Dramatic Incident worthy of a Historic Picture—Spokesman for Church Association—Author of a Hundred Works—Liverpool an Evangelical Stronghold—Conditions which called the Church Association into Existence—Aims and Objects of the Association—Notable Ritual Cases—The Royal Declaration and Coronation Oath—Action of the Romanists—Strong Case against Alteration

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