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(34.) “The Methodist Preacher" (Auburn: Derby & Miller, 1852, 8vo., pp. 391) contains twenty-eight sermons, by twenty-three different ministers, among whose names we find those of Fisk, Bangs, Hedding, Durbin, Coles, and others. The sermons were not written for this collection, but have been gathered from various sources.
(35.) “ The Christian's Closet Companion, by Rev. J. Pugh,” (Louisville, Kentucky: E. Stevenson, 1852, 12mo., pp. 528,) contains a brief exposition of a text of Seripture for every day in the year, somewhat after the plan of Jay's Morning and Evening Exercises. The authors cited belong to every branch of the Evangelical Church in Europe and America; but the greater part of them are among the cherished names of Methodism,-Wesley, Benson, Clarke, Edmondson, Summerfield, &c. Of the utility of manuals of this sort for daily use, there can be no question; and we know of none so likely to be acceptable and useful to Methodists as the one before us.
(36.) We could hardly bring better news to our youthful readers, (if, indeed, we have any such readers,) than that Mr. Jacob ABBOTT has got to work again upon his series of Historical Narratives. The subject this time is “ The History of Romulus.” (Harper & Brothers: New-York, 1852, 18m0., pp. 310.) Mr. Abbott gives the legends just as he finds them, without any reference to Niebuhr's destructive labours. Ile certainly gives a most interesting story ; but it is to be feared that his young readers, unwarned that this volume differs from those that bave preceded it in being unhistorical, will take it all for true.
(37.) Mrs. Conant finishes her grateful and genial labours in the translation of Neander's Practical Commentaries with “ The First Epistle of John, praetically explained, by Augustus NEANDER.” (New-York : Lewis Colby, 1852, 12mo., pp. 319.) No modern theologian (except, perhaps, Melancthon) has evinced so many of the characteristics of the Apostle John, as Neander: and so he is specially qualified, by a quicker sympathy than common, to catch the spirit of the beloved Apostle's writings. Mrs. Conant remarks truly, in her preface, that in explaining this Epistle, “ Neander found a peculiarly congenial field. There is a noble freedom and assurance in his tread, a glow of feeling, an eloquence of utterance, such as even Neander exhibits nowhere else."
(38.) “ Dickens's Household Words” is now reprinted by Mr. T. M'Elrath, (New-York, 17 Spruce-street,) who adds to it a weekly synopsis of news, under the title of " The United States Weekly Register."
(39.) “ Kathay, by W. Hastings MACAULAY," (New-York: G. P. Putnam & Co., 1852, 12.no., pp. 230,) is a narrative of a cruise in the China Seas, evidently by an unpractised writer, but yet written with a good deal of spirit (40.) Japan: an Account, Geographical and Historical, from the earliest period down to the present time, by CHARLES Mac FARLANE, Esq.” (New-York: G. P. Putnam & Co., 1852, 12mo., pp. 365.) Just at this time, any reliable information with regard to Japan is acceptable; and therefore we welcome this book, though an imperfect compilation, by an unskilled hand. Mr. Mac Farlane has had access to very valuable sources of information ; and gives us many useful statements from Kämpfer and Thunberg, with large extracts from Golownin, and other more recent writers. Such as it is, the book is the best repertory of information on Japan now extant, in a convenient and portable form.
(41.) " A Latin-English and English-Latin Dictionary for the use of Schools, chiefly from the Lexicons of Freund, Georges, and Kaltschmidt, by CHARLES Anthon, LL. D.” (New-York: Harper & Brothers, 1852, 12mo., pp. 1260.) This work, as is stated in the preface, is mainly an abridgment of Mr. Riddle's translation of Freund's “ Gesammtwörterbuch der Lateinischen Sprache;" but additions have been made from many other sources. The English-Latin: part is chiefly reprinted from Kaltschmidt. The work will supply all the wants of beginners in Latin, up to the time when they will need Andrewga Freund; and, of course, for beginners, it is vastly preferable to the latter great work.
(42.) Of the following sermons, pamphlets, serials, &c., we can give nothing but the titles:
The Alleged Failure of Protestantism: a Sermon preached in the Unitarian Church at Washington, February 22, 1852. By Rev. H. W. BELLOWS.
London Labour and the London Poor. By HENRY W. MAYHEW. Part XX. (New-York: Harper & Brothers.)
Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution: or, Illustrations by Pen and Pencil of the History, Scenery, Biography, Relics, and Traditions of the War for Independence. By B. J. Lossing. (No. 26) (New-York: Harper & Brothers.)
Science and the Scriptures: a Discourse before the New-York Alpha of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, delivered at Union College, Schenectady, July 27, 1852. By Rev. BENJAMIN N. Martin, A. M.
An Address delivered before the Boston Young Men's Christian Association, on the occasion of their First Anniversary, in Park-street Church, Boston, Tuesday evening, May 25, 1852. By Chas. Theo. RUSSELL.
Evil-speaking; or, a Bridle for the Unbridled Tongue: a Sermon. By Rev. Israel CHAMBERLAYNE. Delivered before the Preachers' Association of Niagara District, (Genesee Annual Conference of the M. E. Church,) Niagara Falls, August 1, 1848.
The New-London Young Men's Christian Association. Organized July 13, 1852.
FOURTH SERIES, VOL. V.-10
A Discourse on Christ's Mediation, by Rev. John DEMPSTER, D. D., before the members of the Methodist General Biblical Institute, Concord, N. H., 1852.
The Home Missionary, October, 1852.
Catalogue of Newbury Seminary, and the Female Collegiate Institute, Newbury, Vermont, 1851-52.
Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the Rappahannock Academy and Military Institute, for the Academic Year 1851 and 1852.
Catalogue of the Methodist General Biblical Institute, Concord, N. H., 1852.
An Address delivered before the Alumni Association of Rutger's College, July 27, 1852. By Rev. ABRAHAM POLHEMUS, of Hopewell, N. Y.
Guide to Holiness.
The Foreign Missionary: published for the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church.
Catalogue of the Wesleyan University, 1852.
Address of the Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, held in the City of New-York, in the Sixth Month, 1852, to the Professors of Christianity in the United States, on the Subject of Slavery.
An Address on the Importance of the Sabbath-School Enterprise, delivered near Manilla, Indiana, June 16, 1852. By Prof. J. WHEELER, of the Indiana Asbury University.
The Bible a Perfect Book: an Address delivered before the Bible Society of Pennsylvania College and of the Theological Seminary, April 13, 1852. By Rev. CHARLES PORTERFIELD KRAUTH, Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winchester, Va.
The Baptist Almanac for the Year of our Lord 1853.
ART. X-LITERARY AND RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.
EUROPEAN. Seldon has good matter been so spoiled wish that some intelligent Presbyterian in the handling as in " Memoirs of the writer would abridge and rewrite it for Lives of Robert Haldane and of his brother American readers. It is a pity that such James Alexander Haldane, by ALEXANDER shining examples of Christian holiness and HALDANE, Esq." (Lond., 1852, 8vo., pp. 676.) activity as the lives of these two brothers The early history of these two brothers is afford, should be lost to a generation so full of incident: their conversion and their signally in need of them as the present. subsequent devotion to the propagation of true religion form one of the most remark- In a former number of this Journal (Cet. able Christian histories of recent times ; 1851, Art. viii) we gave an account of the but their biographer has contrived, by sheer important MS. brought from Greece in 1842 dint of incapacity, so to overlay the rich by M. Mynas, and published at the Clarenmaterial in his hands with platitudes and don Press under the superintendence of inanities, as to make the book as wearisome M. Miller. In that article it was, we think, and unreadable as a biography of “the clearly shown that the MS. was the work Haldanes” could possibly be. We heartily of Hippolytus, Bishop of Portus. The same
view is more amply maintained in “ Hippo- monks in one of these monasteries-that lyt ris and his Age: or, the Doctrine and of St. Mary Deipara- forty-nine månaPractice of the Church of Rome under Com- scripts, some of them of great value, which modus and Alexanler Severus, by the Chev- were soon deposited in the British Museum. alier Buksex.” (London, Longmans, 4 vols., Mr. Cureton, the learned editor of the Svo.) The first volume is chiefly taken up Ignatian Epistles, carefully examined these with ascertaining the authorship of the MSS., and gathered from them and from work, and with the text itself. The Preface the accounts of Dr. Tattam and Mr. Curzon, vindicates the theology of Germany from that there were still “ lying in obscurity, the undiscriminating abuse lavished upon in the Valley of the Ascetics, at least two it by so many English writers, and assigns it hundred volumes, of an antiquity anterior (among other causes) to "that unfortunate to the close of the ninth century.” In 1849 isolation from the religious life of the rest Dr. Tattam again visited the monasteries, of the world, and of Germany in particular, at the expense of the British Government, in which English Protestants, with the and his efforts were rewarded by more single erception of John Wesley, have than three hundred additional manuscripts, lived these last two hundred years." which arrived in the British Museum in the
" De Clemente Presbytero Alexandrino following year. This, the monks said, TIevaine, Scriptore, Philosopho, Theologo,
constituted their entire collection; but liber, quem scripsit II. J. Reinkeys, D. D)." they only, by a pious fraud, kept back about (Vratislav., 1551, 8vo., pp. 358.) This is an huls, to tempt English gold on some future elaborate treatise, by a Roman Catholic
occasion. In 1817 Mr. Auguste Pacho visited divine, of Bresleu, on the life and writings the repository, and obtained about two of Clemens Romanus. After a brief sketch hundred volumes more. Among the treasof the life of Clement, (pp. 1-22,) the author ures of these several importations were treats (chap. ii, pp. 23-34) of his writings
the Ignatian Epistles before referred to, and in general, and then (ch. iii, pp. 38-270)
also a number of MSS., which were edited of his several treatises in particular. Then by Mr. Cureton, and published in London, follows (ch. iv, pp. 271-509) an estimate of
in 1818, under the title of “The Festal Clement as a philosopher, and (ch. v, pp.
Letters of Athanasius, discovered in an 310_257) his characteristics as a theologian. ancient Syriac Version.” In the preface to
this edition of the Syriac text, Mr. Cureton It was long known and lamented by the learned that a series of letters by Athanasius expressed the wish that some scholar might on the Christian Festivals had been lost
be found " in some other country where this
branch of literature is more encouraged," in the course of ages. Montfaucon thus expresses himself with regard to them in who would undertake to present the book the preface to his edition of the works of in a modern dress. From only one land Athanasius: “Nulla, opinamur, jactura been in “ Die Fest-Briefe des Heiligen
could this appeal be answered, as it has major, quam Epistolarum éopraotikűr aut
Athanasius, aus dem Syrischen übersetzt Festalium ... Hei, hei, quam pungit dolor
und durch Anmerkungen erlaütert von F. amissi thesauri! quantum ad historiam,
Larzow.” (Leipzig, 1852, pp. 156.) It may ad consuetudines ecclesiarum, ad morum be hoped that we shall now soon have the præcepta hinc lucis accederet ... Et for
work done into English. tassis adhuc alicubi latent in Oriente, ubi bene multa exstant.” His anticipation has
We have received Part I. of Dr. Julius been fully met. Those of our readers who
First's “ Hebräisches u. Chaldüisches Handhave perused that most entertaining book,
wörterbuch über d. Alte Testament." (Leipzig,
Tauchnitz.) The whole work is to be cornCurzon’s Monasteries of the Levant, know that in the Nitrian valley, about forty miles pleted in six parts of about the size of the from Alexandria, are four ancient monas
present (176 pr.), and is sold at the very low teries,long known to contain valuable manu
price of 75 cents cach part, so that the whole, scripts. In 1837 Curzon visited them, and
when completed, will not cost in this counbrought away a specimen of their treasures.
try more than $1 50. The paper and print In 1839 Archdeacon Tattam, who had been
are the best we have yet seen in a work of long engaged in Coptic studies with a view
this class. to an edition of the Coptic version of the THE “ Revue de Théologie et de PhiloBible, went to Egypt for the furtherance sophie Chrétienne" (Paris) for July, 1852, of these studies, and obtained from the contains an article on the Epistle to the
Hebrews, maintaining the hypothesis that obligations to him: and he should have the Epistle was written by Apollos, and de- promised no more.—The work will be signed for the use of Jewish Christians in published in monthly numbers. general, and for those of Corinth in par
WHAT the Pirots and Daniels of the ticular. The remaining articles are on Method, and on Sin and Expiation-the last
seventeenth century failed to do—to answer
Pascal's Provincial Letters-has been atarguing that Regeneration includes Justi
tempted by a Jesuit of the nineteenth, fication.
incited, no doubt, by the recent revival of August Neander: ein Beitrag zu seiner attention to Pascal's writings. The title of Characteristik, von Dr. OrtO KRABBE, Pro
the adventurous book is “ Les Provinciales, fessor zu Rostock." (Hamburg, 1852, 8vo., et leur Réfutation, par M. l'Abbe MAYNARD." pp. 174.) This work is reprinted from the
(Paris, 2 vols., 8vo.) M. Maynard gives a Zeitblatt für die Lutherische Kirche Meck
new edition of the Provincials, and accomlenburgs, in which it appeared in a series
panies it with a comment intended as a of articles last year. After a pretty full refutation. Its procedure is curious—first, account (all the notices are meagre) of
in each particular case, to deny Pascal's his childhood, youth, and education, Dr. charges against the Jesuits; then to admit Krabbe gives a discriminating view of them, and show that the Church is reNeander as a teacher and author, going sponsible for the conduct of the Jesuits, as into a careful analysis of his mode of the Jesuits are the very closest and most thought and of his various writings. The obedient followers of the Church! The account of Neander's relations to his pupils book shows that Jesuitism is now just and of the many ways in which his love
what it was in Pascal's time-only a little flowed out to them, is very touching. The book is a valuable addition to the material
One of the most remarkable and signiextant for a biography of the great Church historian,
ficant books lately published is entitled
“Sympathies of the Continent, or Proposals The second part of Baumgarten's Apostel- for a new Reformation, by J. B. Vox HIRgeschichte (Halle, 1852, 8vo., pp. 338) treats
SCHER, D. D.,” translated and edited by Rev. of “the Church among the Gentiles," and A. C. Coxe. (London, J. W. Parker, 12no.) carries down the commentary upon the Acts
The writer is Professor of Theology in the to the 18th chapter.
Roman Catholic University of Freiburg, We have received the first number of and Dean of the Metropolitan Church in Darling's “ Cyclopædia Bibliographica," or that city. That the Roman Catholic Church Library Manual of Theological and General sadly needs reforming is what all the world Literature. The work will be of great ser- knows; but the significance of the present vice to "authors, preachers, students, &c.," announcement lies in the fact that it comes to whom it is specially addressed. Could from a man of high position, character, and it come up to the promise of the publisher, authority in the very bosom of that Church. and “comprise nearly all authors of note, Dr. Hirscher demands that the prayers ancient and modern, in Theology, Eccle- shall be translated into the vernacular; siastical History, Moral Philosophy, &c.," that the forms and ceremonies shall be it would, indeed, supply a vast want. But simplified; that the forced celibacy of the the promise is absurd—and the first number clergy shall be abandoned, &c., de.:-in is enough to show that it cannot be fulfilled short, that most of the peculiarities of with any such material as Mr. Darling Romish ecclesiastical discipline shall be seems to have at command. The attempt done away. We hope the book will be to combine "General Literature” with speedily republished in this country. Theology, in a bibliography in two volumes,
“ Ueber den Christlichen Bilderkreis, ron giving the contents of each volume, is
Dr. F. Piper," (Berlin, 1852, 8vo., pp. 66.) enough to make the whole enterprise brcak down. What will be accomplished is, we
is a survey of the various forms of Christian
art from its earliest period down to the think, about this: the work will furnish a
sixteenth century. good index to the writings of the chief English Theological writers, and also of TAUchnitz, of Leipzig, has printed a very the Greek and Latin Fathers. By doing beautiful edition of "the Psalms, Hebrez even this, Mr. Darling will lay all theo- and English," (18mo., pp. 100)--the texts logians and students under very great printed facing each other on opposite pages.