The Independent Whig, vol. 2 (7th ed. 1743)
Trenchard and Gordon wrote articles for this weekly journal during the period 1720-21 just before they began work on their better known periodical Cato’s Letters which appeared 1720-23. In a total of 53 essays they criticized the power and abuses of the ecclesiastical establishment in Britain. As Trenchard died in 1723, Gordon edited the essays for later publication. The second edition was published in 1741. Vol. 2 contains no. 33 (August 31, 1720) to no. 54 (January 18, 1721) and a poem to the memory of Trenchard..
The Independent Whig: or, a Defence of Primitive Christianity, And of Our Ecclesiastical Establishment, against The Exorbitant Claims and Encroachments of Fanatical and Disaffected Clergymen. The Seventh Edition, with Additions and Amendments (London: J. Peele, 1743). Vol. 2.
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Table of Contents
- THE Independent Whig.
- Number XXXIII.: The Ignorance of the High-Church Vulgar, and its Causes.
- Number XXXIV.: Of Fasting. Part 2.
- Number XXXV.: Of Reason.
- Number XXXVI.: Of the Peace of the Church.
- Number XXXVII.: The Enmity of the High Clergy to the Bible.
- Number XXXVIII.: Of Penance and Religious Revellings.
- Number XXXIX.: Priests afraid of Ridicule.
- Number XL.: Of Priestly Cruelty.
- Number XLI.: The Folly of the Clergy’s demanding Respect when their Characters are bad: With the Equity of Universal Toleration, and of judging for ourselves.
- Number XLII.: Of High-Church Atheism.
- Number XLIII.: Of High-Church Atheism. Part 2.
- Number XLIV.: Of High-Church Atheism. Part 3.
- Number XLV.: Of High-Church Atheism. Part 4.
- Number XLVI.: Of High-Church Atheism. Part 5.
- Number XLVII.: No Priests instituted by the Christian Religion.
- Number XLVIII.: All Priestly Power inconsistent with the Gospel, and renounced by it.
- Number XLIX.: The same Subject continued.
- Number L.: An Inquiry into Religious Establishments, with a further Confutation of the impious and absurd Claims of High Priests.
- Number LI.: Of the Three High Churches in England.
- Number LI.: An Analogy between Ancient Heathenism and Modern Priestcraft.
- Number LIII.: Priestly Empire founded on the Weaknesses of Human Nature.
- Number LIV.: In what only true Religion consists.
- THE CRAFTSMEN. A Sermon, or Paraphrase, upon several Verses in the 19th Chapter of the Acts of the Apostles.
- A LETTER TO A GENTLEMAN AT EDINBURGH, c.
- M. S. Johannis Trenchard, Armigeri.
- A Monument Sacred to the Memory of John Trenchard, Esq;
- THE CONTENTS: Of the First Volume.
- THE CONTENTS: Of the Second Volume.