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Periodical: Independent Pulpit [Waco]

Summary: From Pat Deveney's database:

Independent Pulpit, The.
Devoted to the unfoldment and interchange of liberal ideas -- Independent of creeds and Sectarianism, with its columns for a pulpit.
1883--1901? Monthly
Waco, TX.
Editor: James D. Shaw.
Succeeded by: The Searchlight (Waco)
1/1, March 1883.
16 pp., $1.00 a year.

Shaw (1841-1926), like B.F. Austin and others, was an expelled Methodist who found his way into freethought, reform, a vague deism, and liberalism (he was the founding president of the Texas Liberal Association). He founded this journal the year after was expelled from the ministry and used the first issue to describe the moral and legal iniquities of his expulsion. He was not a spiritualist but in the reform milieu in which he moved after leaving Methodism he could scarcely ignore it, and gave it some skeptical mention and allowed spiritualists to make their case in its pages. Baylor University.

Issues:Independent Pulpit Waco V1 N1 Mar 1883

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