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Guild of Saint Matthew.

Founded in Eng. 1877 by Stewart Duckworth Headlam (1847–1924; Angl. priest); its 1st declared object: “to get rid, by every possible means, of the existing prejudices, especially on the part of Secularists, against the Church, her sacraments and doctrines, and to endeavor to 'justify God to the people.' ” The last phrase is C. Kingsley's.* Called for more equitable distribution of wealth by progressive taxation and for eventual abolition of private ownership of land. See also Christian Socialism; Secularism.

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