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We have received the first number of “Nineteen Sermons on the Old Testa“ Protestantische Monatsblätter für innere ment,” which treated of the historical Zeitgeschichte, herausg. von Dr. H. GEL- parts of the Sacred Record up to the days ZER.” (December, 1852, Gotha.) It is to of Samuel. A second volume has now be a magazine of religious and theological appeared, under the title, “ The Prophets literature for all classes of cultivated peo- and Kings of the Old Testament, a series of ple within the limits of evangelical Prot- Sermons, by FREDERICK DENISON MAURICE, estantism.

Professor of Divinity in King's College,

London. Cambridge, 1853, pp. 480." In De Christologia Ptuulina contra Baurium

his preface the author says : Commentatio, scripsit J. F. RAEBIGER (Vra

“The conviction has been fixing itself tisl, 1852 ; 8vo., pp. 93), gives an adequate

deeply in my mind that the Old Testament summary of Baur's Pauline Christology

ought to be read much more simply and in eleven pages, and occupies the remain

according to the letter than we are used ing eighty in refuting it.

to read it; that we have not made its apMR. BLACKADER (13 Paternoster-Row, plication to our own individual cases more London) issues a new edition of the Bible, clear by overlooking its obvious national which must be of great value according

characteristics; that if we had given heed to the announcement, which is as follows:

to them we should have found an inter-“This edition is framed on the model pretation of some of the greatest difficulof the Chronological New Testament, and

ties in history and in the condition of the in a similar form, but it will have import- world around us.” ant enlargements in the way of general

The aim of Professor Maurice in this, utility. In addition to the improvements

as in his former volume, is to show that of the New Testament, it will embody the

the narratives as well as the precepts of the chief variations to be found in the Orien

Old Testament are full of principles aptal interpreters, viz. : the Samaritan, the plicable to individual and national life in Septuagint, the Vulgate, the Syriac, the

all times. The following passage will ilArabic, the Ethiopic, the Persic, and the

lustrate his method :Chaldee Paraphrases; so as to put ordi- "It may, for instance, be very true and nary readers in substantial possession of very needful remember that the height all that is valuable in the expensive Poly- of Saul's stature and the comeliness of his glot of Walton. It was said by the late person, had much to do with his being Dr. Samuel Lee: "The purely Oriental

made the first king of Israel. But if, incharacter and structure of the Old Testament

stead of saying that the people elected defies in a thousand roays the efforts of inge

him for this reason, we follow the Scripnious conjecture, and demands elucidations de

ture narrative strictly, and say that he, rired from Oriental research.' This method

being a member of an insignificant family it is one object of the present edition to

in the smallest tribe of Israel, and thereapply to it. But the readings of these ver

fore being most unlikely to be selected sions, unless one knows well how to use

by the people, and having no dream of any them, and what value to attach to them, are

such honour for himself, was marked out of comparatively little use to the ordinary by God as the person on whom He would student of the Bible. It is not intended,

bestow it-I believe we all obtain a therefore, to print these verbatim, which light, not upon this fact only, but upon would be more curious than useful, but

a multitude that have occurred in the to give at the end of each book of the Bi- history of the world, which stand in great ble a body of notes, consisting of thorough need of explanation, and are certainly not scholar-like matter from the best sources,

explained by the commonplaces of ordiand from well-trained Hebrew scholars. nary narrators, even if they call themThe work, at the same time, will be adapt

selves philosophical. In a number of ed to the ordinary classes of readers, who

cases (the annals of every nation, and of will thus have the means of employing the

almost every age, supply some) an inconBible as its own interpreter; the great ceivably trifling incident, as trifling as that objects accomplished being the removal of Saul going out in search of his father's of artificial hindrances, and the supply of

asses, has brought forth the man whom a ample as well as of judiciously classified people feel to be, not selected by them, materials for comparing spiritual things embrace, they know not why'; and who,

but given to them; whom they adopt and with spiritual.''

whether or not he is able to guide and We called the attention of our readers govern them, proves to be a faithful repsome time ago to Professor Maurice's resentative of their own state of mind,

the very type and embodiment of that parts: 1. The apologetic part to chap. ii, character and those habits of mind which 21. 2. The dogmatic part, chap. iii, iv. they are themselves exhibiting. This is 3. The hortatory part, ad fin. (pp. 96-234.) the fact. It has nothing to do with the- The Appendix gives an essay on the chroories about who are or ought to be the nology of Paul's labours. choosers of a ruler, with the maxims

Chapters on the Teaching of the Roman which guide or should guide their choice

Church, proring it to be unscriptural, absurd of him. He is there; he comes to them. and scandalous, by Henry Fish, M. A.," Whether you like it or not, you must re- (London, 1853; 12mo., pp. 202,) is a work fer, you do refer, his appearance to some

intended to present an abbreviated, but invisible agency.

You may call that nevertheless a clear view of the dogmatic agency Chance, if you like. If you theology of the Roman Church, derived know no other name, that is of course the from undeniable authorities. It shows (1) one which you will resort to. If you are that Rome proscribes the Bible : (?) that content with it there is no more to be

she perverts the Sacraments: (3) that she said. But mankind has not been content

makes worship superstitious and idolawith it. Men have said, there must be

trous : (4) that she usurps unauthorized an order in these events apparently so for- dominion over soul and conscience : and tuitous. They have insisted upon knowing (5) that she sustains that ursurpation by something about that order and who di

persecution and cruelty. We notice that rects it. If now, in this nineteenth cen- the writer makes much use of Dr. Elliott's tury, this century of science, you choose

great work, “ The Delineation of Roman to say there is no order in all this-your Catholicism,”—that vast repertory of facts language at all events sounds as if you and arguments on the Romish controversy. were retrograding not progressing, as if

We have received the second volume of you were falling back upon the crudest

The Greek Testament, for the use of Theolonotions of barbarism."

gical Students and Ministers, by HENEY ALA new translation (in German) of Jo- FORD, B. D., late Fellow of Trinity College, sephus's Jewish Antiquities has appeared Cambridge.” (London, 1825; 8vo., PP. under the title “ Die Jüdischen Alterthümer 687.) This volume contains the Acts of des Flavius Josephus, übersetzt und mit An- the Apostles, with the Epistles to the merkungen vereshen von Dr. K. Martin." Romans and Corinthians. It furnishes, (Köhn, 1852; 12mo., pp. 668.) Dr. Mar- together with a critically revised tert, a tin is Professor of (Roman Catholic) The- digest of various readings; marginal refology in the University of Bonn.

erences to verbal and idiomatic usage;

Prolegomena to each book, and a critical Ueber den alte und neutestamentlichen

and exegetical commentary. The pecuCultus," (Stuttgardt, 1852, 8vo., pp. 273,)

liarities of the work are:-1. The text is aris a treatise by Dr. ERNEST SARTORIUS,

rauged on critical principles, regard being (whose practical essay on the “ Person of

had to the internal evidence for and against Christ” has been translated and pub

every reading, as well as the external evilished in this country,) on the Sabbath and Worship of the old and new dispensa- adopting or rejecting any reading are given

dence of manuscripts; 2. The reasons for tions.

in the digest; 3. The digest professes to The last issues of Clark's Foreign The- give a complete account of the varions ological Library are, The Christian Doc- readings. It will probably take two more trine of Sin, exhibited by Dr. Julius volumes to complete the work. MULLER, Professor of Theology in Halle, We continue our statement of the contranslated by William Pulsford, Vol. I. : tents of the principal foreign theological and A General Historico-Critical Intro- Journals. duction to the Old Testament, by H. A.

The Theologische Studien und Kritiken, HAVERNICK, translated by William LIND

(Hamburg, January, 1853), contains the SAY ALEXANDER, D. D.

following articles :-1. Melancthon and his We have received, but have not been Disciples as Moral Philosophers, by Dr. able closely to examine, Der Galater- Schwarz of Jena: II. Josephus and his brief, übersetzt in seinen geschichtlichen Greek and Hellenistic predecessors--a letBeziehungen, untersucht und erklärt von Dr. ter from Dr. F. Kreuzer: III. On the origin ADOLF HILGENFELD.” (Leipzig, 1852; 8vo., of the usage of folding the hands in prayer, pp. 240). It gives a general introduction by Professor Vierordt of Karlsruhe : IV. to the Epistle (pp. 1-96) ; and then di- Observations on the Synagoga Jagna, by vides the exposition of the text into three Dr. Heidenheim, of Worms: 1. A review

of Hofmann's Schriftbeweis, by F. Auberten: II. The Streets of Dublin, and Anecdotes VI. A review of Ewald's Antiquities of the of the City and Citizens before the Union : Jewish People, by Metzger : VII. The re- III. Lady Blessington: IV. Mr. Worsaae fusal of the Archbishop of Freiburg to on the Danes and Norwegians in Ireland. allow the burial-service for the Arch-Duke V. Head's "Tour in Ireland :" VI. ThackLeopold of Baden, by Dr. Ullmann : VIII. eray's “Esmond.” A Memorial of J. G. Eichhorn, by Dr. Um

Kitto's Journal of Sacred Literature, for breit.

January :-1. Why have the Greek and Eclectic Reviero, for November :-1. The

Roman Writers so rarely alluded to ChrisMuseum and the National Gallery: II. tianity ? II. The Rephaim (concluded): Pascal: III. Memoirs of the Baroness III. Moses Stuart: IV. Ewald on the ProD'Oberkirch: IV. Australian Progress : V. phets : V. The Resurrection of the Body: Wright's Celt, Roman, and Saxon: VI. VI. Auricular Confession: VII. Hebrew Cooper's Free Church of Christendom: Literature: VIII. Who are the “Spirits in VII. Horace St. John's British India: VIII. Prison ?” IX. Hippolytus and his Age. Government Persecutions. December :-I.

Edinburgh Review, for January :- 1. BunFlourens on Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire and

sen's Hippolytus and his Age: II. Jervis's Philosophic Anatomy: II. The Papacy

History of the Island of Corfu and the Its History and Genius : III. The Great

Ionian Islands : III. Saul of Tarsus : IV. Salt Lake and the Mormons: IV. Life and

Hungarian Revolution : V. Cathedral ReLetters of Judge Story: V. History of the Council of Trent: VI. Uncle Tom's Cabin

form : VI. Our Indian Army: VII. Mon

talembert: VIII. Mrs. Jameson's Legends and its Opponents : VII. Pastoral Theology

of the Madonna as represented in the Fine -Power in the Pulpit. January :-I. The

Arts : IX. Fall of the Derby Ministry. Hungarian Struggle and Arthur Görgey : II. Scottish Preachers and Preaching: III.

British Quarterly Review, for February : Thackeray's History of Colonel Esmond : I. Bunsen's Hippolytus–the Ancient and IV. British South Africa: V. Solwan; or,

Modern Church: II. Giuseppe Giusti-his Waters of Comfort: VI. Religious Persecu

Life and Poetry: III. Rio de la Plata_its tions in Tuscany: VII. The Distribution latest History: IV. Middle Age Travellers of the Representation. February :-I. Na

in the East : V. Mackay's eligious Detional Education--Local Scheme: II. Lord velopment in Greece : VI. Project of the John Russell's Memoirs of Thomas Moore : Crystal Palace Commissioners: VII. The III. The Defence of Christianity: IV. The Anatomy of Despotism. Colloquies of Edward Osborne: V. Catholic- Quarterly Reriew, for December :-). ism in the Nineteenth Century: VI. Mars- Vauxhall Factory Schools: II. Life and den's History of the Later Puritans: VII. Letters of Justice Story: III. Indian AdThe Methodist Theory and Practice of ministration-East India Company's PosExcommunication.

sessions: IV. Meteors, Aerolites, and ShootNorth British Revier, for February:-1. ing Stars: V. Cloister Life of Charles V.: The Prospects of France and the Dangers

VI. Montalembert on Catholic Interests: of England: II. Scottish Philosophy: III.

VII. British Museum : VIII. Memoirs of The Sabbath in the Nineteenth Century: Wordsworth: IX. The Budget and its IV. European Navigators in Early Times :

Results. V. Litton on the Church: VI. Progessive English Review, for January :-1. Bunaspects of Literature-recent Essays: VII. sen's Hippolytus: II. Kingsley's Sermons on The Universe and its Laws: VIII. Govern- National Subjects : III. Life and Times of ment of the East India Company: IX. The St. Bernard: IV. Bandinel's Milton DavenLegal Profession and the County Courts. ant: V. Cooley's Africa: VI. Missions of

Westminster Reviero, for January :-I. the English Church : VII. The Irish Church Mary Tudor: II. Condition and Prospects and her Prospects. of Ireland: III. Charity, noxious and bene- Nero Quarterly Review, for January :ficent: IV. The English Stage: V. Ameri- I. Retrospect of the Literature of the Quarcan Slavery, and Emancipation by the Free ter: II. Moore's Memoirs, Journal, and States: VI. The Atomic Theory, before Correspondence: III. Thackeray and the Christ and since: VII. History and Ideas Age of Queen Anne: IV. Smatterers in of the Mormons: VIII. Daniel Webster: Oriental Literature: V. Falsifications of IX. Contemporary Literature of England, Food: VI. Whim-whams and Opinions of America, Germany, and France.

Sir Archibald Alison, Bart. : VII. IndiaIrish Quarterly Revier, for December :- how the Hindú Thrall is ruled : VIII. 1. Untrauslated Novelists-Alphonse Karr: Anecdotes of Wellington: IX. Miss Strick. land's Lives of the Queens of Scotland: in one vol., foolscap 8vo.:-The Mission, X. Sir Francis Head's Fortnight in Ireland. and Martyrdom of St. Peter; containing Among the new works in Theology and

the original texts of all the passages in kindred subjects recently announced in

ancient writers, supposed to imply a jour. Great Britain are the following :

ney from the east; with translations and

Roman Catholic comments; with prefaApostolical Missions; five sermons

tory notices by Rev. Dr. M'Caul and Rev. preached before the University of Cam

Dr. Cumming; by T. C. Simox, Esq.; 8vo, : bridge in May, 1852, by W. B. Hop

-Romanism as it exists in Rome, exhibKINS, M. Ar:-Faith confirmed by Reason

ited in various inscriptions and other docuand Authority; the Hulsean Lectures

ments in the churches in that city, col. preached before the University of Cam

lected by Hon. J. W. PERCY ; in crown 8vo.: bridge, 1852, by the Rev. G. CURREY, B. D.,

-Letters to a Waverer on the Romish preacher at the Charterhouse, and Boyle's Controversy, by Rev. SAMUEL Hobsox, Lecturer :-The Revival of the French Em

LL. B., Perpetual Curate of Butley, perorship Anticipated from the Necessity Suffolk; in 12mo.:- The Jesuits as they of Prophecy, by GEORGE STANLEY FABER,

were and are ; from the German of DulB. D., Master of Sherburn Hospital, and

ler; translated by Mrs. STANLEY CARE, Prebendary of Salisbury, fcap. 8vo., cloth:

with a Preface by Sir CULLING EARDLEY, -Also, by the same author, The Ditficul- Bart.; in foolscap 8vo. :—The Religious ties of Romanism in respect to Evidence;

Condition of Christendom, exhibited in or, the Peculiarities of the Latin Church

a series of papers prepared at the inevinced to be untenable on the principles

stance of the Evangelical Alliance, edited of legitimate Historical Testimony; third by EDWARD STEANE, D. D. ; 8vo. : - A Hisand cheaper edition, revised and remould

tory of the Jesuits, their origin, progress, ed. 8vo., cloth :—St. Paul's Epistles to the

doctrines, and designs, by G. B. NICOLINI, Corinthians; edited, with critical notes

of Rome ; crown 8vo. A Manual of and dissertations, &c., by the Rev. A. P.

Budhism, containing the Legendary Life STANLEY, M. A., Canon of Canterbury, late of Gotama Budha, with notices of his Fellow and Tutor of University College, predecessors, and an account of the cosOxford. 8vo. :—St. Paul's Epistles to the mology, ontology, and ethics of his religThessalonians, Galatians, and Romans;

ious system ; translated from the Singaledited, with critical notes and disserta

ese, by R. SPENCE Hardy, author of " Easttions, by the Rev. B. JOWETT, M, A., Fel

ern Monachism;" demy 8vo. low and Tutor of Baliol College, Oxford. 8vo.: A History of the Christian Church; cently announced on the continent of

Among the books in Theology, de., refor the use of students in theology and

Europe are the following : general readers; Part I., to the Reforma

Jahrbücher der biblischen Wissenschaft tion; by Rev. JAMES C. ROBERTSON, M. A., Vicar of Bekesbourne, near Canterbury.

von Heinr. Erald. 4. jahrb.; 1851-52. 2 vols., 8vo.:—The Rise of the Papal Power, Göttingen, 1852. 234 pp., 8vo. traced in three Lectures, by Robert Hus

Geschichte des deutschen Protestantis SEY, B. D., Regius Professor of Ecclesiasti

mus in den Jahren 1555-1581. Dargescal History :-Memorials of the English

tellt von Dr. Heinr. Heppe. I. Band. Die Martyrs, by the Rev. C. B. Taylor, M. A.,

Geschichte des deutschen Protestantismus Rector of Otley ; with upwards of thirty

1555–1562 enthaltend. Marburg, engravings; in post 8vo. :-John de Wiclif,

1852. 498 a Monograph ; including an account of the Die Religion und das Recht der Welt; Wiclif MSS. in the British Museum, Ox- nebst einem Anhang uber den moralischen, ford, Cambridge, Lambeth Palace, and geistigen und politischen Charakter un. 'Trinity College, Dublin ; with a portrait serer Zeit. Von Dr. Gust. Widerman, and a series of illustrations from drawings Nördlingen, 1852. 232 pp., 8vo. taken at Wiclif and Lutterworth ; by ROB- Das Evangelium Marcions. Text und ERT Vaughan, D. D. One vol., small 4to :- Kritik, mit Rucksicht auf die Evangelien Modern Rationalism, and the Inspiration des Märtyrers Justin, der Clementinen of the Scriptures, by Rev. T. R. Birks, und der apostolischen Väter. Eine ReviM. A., Rector of Kelshal ; in foolscap 8vo.: sion der neuern Untersuchungen nach den

— The Footsteps of Immanuel on the Lake, Quellen selbst, zur Textesbestimmung by Rev. GEORGE S. WEIDEMANN, incum. und Erklärung des Lukas-Evangeliums. bent of Kingswood, Gloucestershire; in one Von Dr. Gust. Folkmar, ordentl. Hauptlehvol., foolscap 870.:- The Jesuits, a His- rer der alten Sprachen am Gymnasium zu torical Sketch, by Rev. E. W. GRINFIELD, Fulda. Leipzig, 1852. VIII. 269 pp., Sro.

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AMERICAN. MESSRS. HARPER & BROTHERS have in Metropolitan City of America, by a Newpress the Life and Letters of Dr. OLIN," YORKER; with engravings, 12mo.:-Lights which will be issued in two volumes, of the World ; or, Illustrations of Charac12mo., within the present week. The ter, drawn from the Records of Christian work will be one of great interest, not Life, by Rev. John Stoughton; 12mo.:only to the Church in whose service Dr. Lives of the Popes, from the rise of the Olin spent his life, but also to the general Roman Church to Pope Pius IX. ; 12mo. : public. Besides the biography proper, it -Three Months under the Snow; the will contain a very large collection of Dr. Journal of a Young Inhabitant of the Olin's letters, with sketches of his char- Jura; translated from the French of J. J. acter by Dr. Bates, Dr. Wightman, Dr. PORCHAT; 18mo.:-Money: its Nature, Lee, Dr. Holdich, and others, illustrating History, Uses, and Responsibilities; 18mo.: different points of his life. A richer sub- -Caxton and the Art of Printing ; from ject for biography has not been offered of the London edition ; 18mo.:-Family and late years, and we anticipate, in the forth- Social Melodies; a Collection of Choice coming work, a most valuable addition to Tunes and Hymns, especially adapted to our literature in this department.

Family and Social Devotion; by Rev. W. In the second volume of the Life and C. Hoyt; 8vo. :— Manual of the Gospels; Writings of President John Adams, we find being an abridgment of the Author's the following reference to Captain Webb, “Harmony and Exposition of the Gospels,” whose name is so intimately connected for the use of Sunday schools, Biblewith the early history of Methodism in classes, and Families, by JAMES STRONG, America :-“1774. Oct, 23, Sunday.—[Phi- A. M.; 16mo.:-FRANK Harrison: The ladelphia.]—In the evening I went to the History of a Wayward Boy; 18mo.:Methodist meeting, and heard Mr. Webb, The Children of the Bible ; 18mo.:-Quiet the old soldier, who first came to America Thoughts for Quiet Hours; 18mo.:- Old in the character of quarter-master, under Humphrey's Friendly Appeals ; 18mo.:General BraddockHe is one of the most Father Reeves, the Methodist Class-Leader; fluent, eloquent men I ever heard.” a brief account of Mr. William Reeves,

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