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polytus, which are quoted here and in the from the recently-found Philosophumena, appendix, (p. 551;) the latter has more reviewed already in this periodical, and the appearance of genuineness than the ascribed with almost general unanimity to former; both of them are of small extent. Hippolytus, that also in Rome the doctrine Among the fragments from the book of of Patripassianism found a great many Victor of Capua which are ascribed to adherents; that Zephyrinus, Callistus, Origen, is one from a work hitherto, as and a great part of the congregation, it seems, overlooked, on the Passover. agreed to its essential points; that herHe says in it, that the fire of purification, alds of this doctrine, as Cleomenes and which shall occur at the end of the world, Praxeas, known from Tertullian, were will consume also all darkness of the di- received here very favourably. So it be. vine things, since then, like angels, we comes probable that the popular opinion shall have God, the source of all good, of the Occident considered generally from present. Another is taken from a letter the beginning the Father as the divine in to Firmilianus, of Cæsarea, in Cappadocia, Christ, whilst in the Orient the more and explains, in a striking manner, the theoretical cultivation favoured the doedifference between Christians destitute of trine of subordination. Therefore the doc science and those learned; the former, trine of Homoousion was earlier and more resting firmly on their simple faith, over- universally developed in the Occident. To come by their silence the adversaries of the second century M. Pitra refers also sound doctrine. These two fragments are two small tracts, regarding celebration of characterized by the style of Origen, feasts and of Passover ; he assigns as the and are genuine without doubt; as to the author of the latter a Bishop Murinos, of others, it is much more uncertain. A Alexandria, and an anonymous writer as fragment of a letter of Dionysius of Alex- that of the former. However interesting andria to a certain Conon, treating of it could be for the controversy about the ecclesiastical discipline, is warranted by Passover to receive new communications the testimonial of Eusebius, and shows in concerning it from so early an epoch, yet its language, and the mild and friendly these have, without doubt, a later origin. sentiments throughout, the expression of For in the first tract the sporting about this bishop, so pious and full of love. Of the seven degrees, that is, offices in the greater extent than all the rest is a newly- Church, and in the second the assertion, discovered Latin poem, of about one that the whole Church, following the thousand verses, which, by the editor, is sedes apostolica, had rejected a certain ascribed with mnch reason to Commo- custom of the celebration, suits only to a dianus. The crude verses, similar to much later time. hexameters, but neglecting arbitrarily the To the fourth century some Coptie quantity, the rude mode of expression, fragments of Acts of the Council of Nice many strange words, at last the character- seem to belong. Probably they originated istic of the poet's person, all this quite before the Council of Constantinople, confirms this view of the authorship. The (381,) and after the beginning of the contents of this newly-found poem are controversy with Photius, about 350. apologetical against Heathens and Jews ; The Acts contain the Council's Confession but it seems to have originated in a more of Faith, six canons, among which the quiet time of the Church, and was pro- important one concerning the rank of the bably composed between the Valerian and bishops of Alexandria, Antiochia, and Diocletian persecutions. The most note- Rome, in the shorter authentic form ; worthy feature of it is, that the author rather silly legend respecting the three agrees to the principles of the Patri- hundred and eighteen members, among passiani; for he contends, like them, that whom the Holy Spirit is said to have God the Father himself has appeared in been visible as the three hundred and Christ as the Son. Only he is somewhat nineteenth; a register of African and opposed to the suffering of the Father, Asiatic bishops, who were present, is atsaying, that God was unwilling that it nexed, by which the two registers known should be said of the Father, that he had to us are supplied. To the fourth century suffered ; in order to disappoint the devil, belong also Scholia to Exodus by Diodorus he had preferred to bring it about that of Tarsus, the famous founder of Antiochthe suffering was perceived in the Son. ian theology and teacher of ChrysosCommodian writes with an ingenuousness tom. They are given by Victor of Capua, which points necessarily to a wide-spread and judging by contents as well as forma, agreement with him in the Church of their genuineness seems to undergo no Northern Africa. Now we know moreover doubt. Diodorus develops in it, among


other things, his opinion of free will, and tyrdom of the three bishops, Cranmer, avoids embracing unlimited predestina. Ridley, Latimer, under Maria Stuart, most tion. The words : “I shall harden the interesting from the subject itself, and exheart of Pharaoh,' are thus interpreted hibiting as much knowledge as caution. by him: God had indulgence and for- Then Beza's call upon Henry IV. to retain bearance with him, in order to grant to him from seceding to Catholicism, imbued the Egyptian, shaken by the miracles, with prophetical strength; a document time for repentance and conversion. But recently found by Professor Bonnet in the this patience was at once the occasion of library of Geneva, which shows how little Pharaoh's abusing it and becoming obdu- the king's abnegations were approved by rate. Inasmuch as God caused it, it could Beza, although it has been believed till be said that he had done it-a not impos

We could support our recommensible explanation, because it represents dations by other remarks, but think these God not merely as passive and admitting. sufficient.

J. L.J. In the interpretation of Exodus xvi, 4: “God will rain bread from heaven," he Among the new works in theology and combats naturalistic adversaries, who will kindred subjects announced in Great not see in it anything wonderful, the

Britain are the following :-Scenes in manna being found still now in certain other Lands: with their Associations, Hisplaces. Then he gives a hint of his torical and Religious. By John Stoughopinion respecting the Lord's Supper, ton, author of Spiritual Heroes ;" in which shows that he regarded bread and foolscap 8vo. :—The Life of the Rev. J. wine as symbols of the body and blood of Pye Smith, D. D., F. R. S., etc.; compiled Christ. For he says, the manna is a from papers in possession of the family. type of the bread of heaven, of the bread By the Rev. John Medway. 8vo. : First of angels, but the food of angels is Lines of Christian Theology; in the form Christ, the Word of God. But also we, of a Syllabus, prepared for the use of the as it were the true Israelites of the Des. Students in Homerton College. By the ert, receive the body of Christ and have late Rev. John Pye Smith, D. D., LL. D., a symbol of it in the manna: wherefore it F. R. S., F. G. S. Edited by the Rev. W. is said in the 77th Psalm, (Ps. lxxviii, 25,) Farrer, LL. B. Large 8vo.:—The Holy Bi“ Man did eat angels' food.” I leave off

ble. First Division: the Pentateuch; or, here reviewing the Spicilegium, and hope Five Books of Moses, according to the Auto return hereafter to the other contents,

thorized Version : with Notes, Critical, in some regard most important.

Practical, and Devotional. Edited by the

Rer. Thomas Wilson, M. A., author of Protestantische Monatsblätter für innere Zeit

"Spiritual Catholicity." Part I.:-Bases geschichte, &c. Gotha. Justus Perthes. of Belief: an Examination of Christianity (Protestant Monthly Review for the in- as a Divine Revelation by the Light of ner history of the age.)

Recognised Facts and Principles. In Four

Parts. By Edward Miall, M. P.:-The I arail myself of this occasion to rec- Apocalypse its own Interpreter, by the Apommend to you and your countrymen plication of a Sound and Ancient Rule for this excellent periodical. Some of our the Interpreting of Holy Scripture; to best theologians and laymen took part in which is added a Short Series of Dissertaestablishing it; and the editor himself is tions on Symbolical Prophecy, its Nature a scholar, highly esteemed on account of and Design. By the Ven. James W. Forster, his excellent works on political, ecclesias- LL. D., Archdeacon of Aghadoe, and Vicartical, and literary history, as well as on General of Limerick. 8vo. :-Narrative of account of his sentiments. It is intended a Journey round the Dead Sea and in the to counteract both the Roman political agi- Bible Lands, from December, 1850, to tation and infidelity. The number for April, 1851. By F. De Sauley, Member of January, 1853, contains pieces of much the French Institute. Translated by the worth. It is opened by a short and beauti- Count De Warren. 2 vols., 8vo.:-St. Hipful discourse, pointing the learned to Christ, polytus and the Church of Rome in the the true King and only help in our need. Earlier Part of the Third Century; from Then a treatise: “Religion, philosophy,and the newly-discovered “ Philosophumena," politics in the next time to come," inter- or the Greek Text of those Portions which esting especially for the serious appre- relate to that Subject; with an English ciation of the past of philosophy and its Version and Notes; and an Introductory influence, and for free-minded Christian Inquiry into the Authorship of the Treatise, sense. Then follows a treatise on the mar- and on the Life and Works of the Writer.


By Christopher Wordsworth, D. D., Canon Poetry. IX. The Higher Instructions and
of Westminster. 8vo. :-Memorials of Early its Representatives in Scotland. X. Wel.
Christianity; presenting, in a Graphic, lington in the Peninsula. XI. Layard's
Compact, and Popular Form, some of the Assyrian Discoveries.
Memorable Events of Early Ecclesiastical

The Edinburgh Recier, for April :History. By Rev. J. G. Miall, author of I. Alison's History of Europe since 1815. “Footsteps of our Forefathers." Post

II. Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sis. 8vo., with illustrations : The Philosophy

III. The Church of England in the of Atheism examined and compared with Mountains. IV. Recent Novels/" AgaChristianity: a Course of Popular Lectures tha's Husband." V. The National Galo delivered at the Mechanics' Institute, Brad- lery. VI. Mr. D’Israeli: His Character ford, on Sunday Afternoons in the Winter

and Career. VII. Public Education, of 1852-3. By Rey. B. Godwin, D.D. - VIII. Marcellus-Memoirs of the Restora. Modern Romanism : a View of the Pro

tion. IX. The Income Tax. ceedings, &c., of the Council of Trent. By B. B. Woodward, Esq., B. A. Relig ley House. II. Serope's History of Castle

The Quarterly Review, for April :- 1. Apsion and Business; or, Spiritual Life in

Combe. III. Human Hair. IV. The Old one of its Secular Departments. By A.

Countess of Desmond. V. Hungarian CamJ. Morris. Fcp. 8vo.: The Logic of

paigns-Kossuth and Görgey. VI. BuckAtheism. By Samuel M'All, Minister of

ingham Papers. VII. Search for Franklin, Castle-gate Meeting, Nottingham. 12mo.: - The Lamp and the Lantern; or, Light IX. Maurel on the Duke of Wellington.

VIII. The Two Systems at Pentonville, for the Tent and the Traveller. Ву James Hamilton, D. D., F. L. S. Fcp.

The Eclectic Review, for April :--1. Che 8vo. :— Abbeokuta; or, Sunrise within

valier Bunsen's Hippolytus and his Age. the Tropics. By Miss Tucker, author of

II. Life of Kirby the Entomologist. III. St. “ The Rainbow in the North." Fcp.

John's Egyptian Pilgrimage. IV. Miall's 8vo.:-Christ our Life ; in its Origin,

Bases of Belief. V. Heywood's University Law, and End. An Essay on the Life of

Reform. VI. The Dissenters' Chapel Reg. Christ, adapted to Missionary Purposes.

istration Bill. VII, The Christian Doctrine

of Sin. By the Rev. Joseph Angus, D. D.

VIII. The Milan Insurrection.

Crown 8vo.:-A Series of Lectures on Scripture

British and Foreign Evangelical Reriet, Characters, by the late Duncan Mearns,

for March :-I. John Albert Bengel—The D. D., Professor of Divinity in the Uni. Lutheran Church as he found it-His Life versity and King's College, Aberdeen, and

and Labours. II. Modern Jewish History. one of Her Majesty's Chaplains for Scot

III. Remarks on the Authenticity of the land, delivered at the Murtle Lecture:- Pentateuch. IV. Recent Speculations on Israel in Egypt: being Illustrations of the the Trinity-Bushnell's Discourses. V. Books of Genesis and Exodus, from Exist

Kurtz on the Old Covenant. VI. German ing Monuments; one vol., crown 8vo. :- Hymnology. VII. The Reformed Faith in The Jesuits : An Historical Sketch. By Italy. VIII. Epistle to Diognetus. IX. the Rev. E. W. Grinfield, M. A. Fcp. 8vo.

Critical Notices. X. German Religious

Periodicals. XI. Miscellanies.
We give the contents of the chief
European Journals :--

The Prospective Review, for May:-1. So

ciety in Danger from Children. II. Bases Kitto's Journal of Sacred Literature, for of Belief. III. Frà Dolcino and his Times, April :-1. The Scythian Dominion in Asia. IV. Recent Works of Fiction. V. Key to II. Modern Study of Prophecy. III.

Uncle Tom's Cabin. VI. The Odes of Heaven, Hell, Hades. IV. Sin and its

Developments. V. Life and Epistles of St.
Paul. VI. Slavery and the Old Testament.

Among the new works announced on the VII. Biblical Criticism. VIII. The Mem- Continent are the following :phitic New Testament.

Die Christologie Luthers und die chrisioNorth British Review, for May:-1. Mac- logische Aufgabe der evangelischen Theologillivray's British Birds. II. Interna- gie. Zur dogmatischen Begrundung der tional Relations, and the Principles of evangelischen Union. Von Chr. H. Write our Foreign Policy. III. Bunsen's Hip- Prof. d. Philos. an der Univ. zu Leipzig. polytus; its Method and Results. IV. Leipzig : 1852; 253 pp. 8vo. English Hexameters. V. Ruth; The Codex Claromontanus sive Epistolae Reign of Female Novelists. VI. Memoirs Pauli omnes graece et latine. Ex codice of French Protestantism. VII. Life under Parisiensi celeberrimo nomine Claromonan Italian Despotism. VIII. Glimpses of tani plerumque dicto, sexti ut videtur post Christum saeculi, nunc primum edidit tert u. harmonisch geordnet unter die Constantinus Tischendorf. Lipsiae : 1852; Grundlehren des Christenthums. Von Dr. pp. 600, lex. 4, nebst. 2 Bl. Facsimile. M. A. Nickel, Domcapit. Mainz; 1852 : (Subscr.-Pr. n. 24 Thir.)

296 pp., 8vo. Der Geist der lutherischen Theologen Wittenbergs im Verlaufe des 17 Jahrhun- Die neutestamentlichen Lehrbegriffe od. derts, theilweise nach handschriftlichen Untersuchungen üb. das Zeitalter der ReQuellen, von Dr. A. Tholuck. Hamburg ligionswende, die Vorstufen der Christenund Gotha: 1852; 434 pp. 8vo.

thums u. die erste Gestalstung desselben. De origine epistolarum ad Ephesios et Ein Handbuch f. älteste Dogmengeschichte Colossenses, a criticis Tubingensibus e u. systematische Exegese des neuen Testagnosi Valentiniana deducta, Scr. Alb. mentes. Von Dr. J. Ant. Bh. Lutterbeck, Klöpper, th. Lic. Gryphiae : 1853; 55 pp. Professor. 1. Bd.: Die vorchristl. Ent8vo.

wickelung. Mainz: 1852; 446 pp., 8vo. Die katholischen Briefeder heil. Apostel 2. Bd.: Die nachchristl. Entwickelung. Jacobus, Petrus, Johannes u. Judas erläu- 1852; 314 pp., 8vo.


THE “TRACT SOCIETY of the M. E. Eliza A. Seton: III. A Consistent ProtesChurch" has sprung at once into the pro- tant; IV. The Love of Mary: V. Dangers portions of a vigorous life. The Corres- which Threaten Catholics : VI. Ethics of ponding Secretary, Rev. Abel Stevens, has Controversy. visited most of the Conferences for the

Bibliotheca Sacra, for April :-I. Autopresent year, and in each of them socie- biography of Dr. Karl Gottlieb Bretschneities auxiliary to the Tract Society have

der: II. Interpretation of the Twentybeen formed, and measures taken to push eighth Chapter of Job: III. Lucian and the circulation of our books and tracts

Christianity: IV. Review of Riley's Transthoroughly. The history of the enterprise lation of the Comedies of Plautus: V. Huand its plans of procedure are given in a mane Features of the Hebrew Law: VI. Dr. pamphlet entitled " Documents of the Tract Alexander's Moral Science. Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church," which contains :-). The Memorial to the

Evangelical Revicto, for April :-1. ColGeneral Conference of 1852, by Dr. Kidder. legiate Education : II. Grounds of DifiII. The Action of the General Conference

culty-Success in the Study of Theology: Constitution-Resolutions-By-laws. III.

III. Lectures on the Principal Doctrines

and Practices of the Catholic Church: An Account of the Organization at New

IV. Contributions to the Christology of York, with a List of the Officers of the

the Church: V. The Lutheran Cultus : Society. IV. Address of the Society to

VI. The Delegation of the Missouri Synod the Church. V. Forms for Constitutions of Conference and Church Auxiliaries

in Germany: VII. Notes on Prophecy. Form of Bequest. VI. Scheme of the Universalist Quarterly, for April :-I. MeSociety; the Parent Society; Conference moir of Chalmers : II. Difficulties of UtderAuxiliaries ; Conference Agents; District Standing the Holy Scriptures : III, Christ Agents or Colporteurs ; Church Auxilia- the Instrument of Redemption : IV. Haries; Tract Stewards. VII. Tabular Forms zael: V. Remarks on Romans vi, 7: VI, for District Agents or Colporteurs. VIII. The Resurrection as a Figure: VII. The List of Recent Tracts. IX. List of Cheap Divine Character our Moral Standard. Tract Volumes. We hope this pamphlet Ohurch Review, for April :-1. Religion for will be widely circulated, and that its the Republic: II. Bishop Philander Chase: careful and accurate plans of operation III. Daniel Webster: IV. The Rt. Rev. Levi will be universally adopted. A new and Silliman Ives, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of vastly-extended field of usefulness will be North Carolina : V. New-England Theolopened thereby to our Book Concern, and ogy: VI. The Eclipse of Faith: VII. Coloto all the good men and women of the nial Churches in Virginia. Church who can write or circulate books

Theological and Literary Journal, for and tracts.

April :- 1. Henry's Life and Times of CalWe give the contents of the chief vin: II, Dr. J. P. Smith on the Geological American Theological Journals :

Theory: III. The English Universities : Broronson's Quarterly, for April :- I. The IV. The Doctrines of Dr. Nevin and his Spiritual not the Temporal : II. Life of Mrs. Party: V. Critics and Correspondents.

Free-Will Baptist Quarterly, for April :- Southern Presbyterian Review, for April:I. Prospect of the World's Conversion in I. Spiritual Beneficence: II. Unconditional the Light of the Last Half Century: II. Decrees : III. The Ceaseless Activity of Mission of the Free-Will Baptist Denomina- Matter: IV. Are the Wicked Immortal ? tion: III. Moral Bearings of Phrenology: V. An Address delivered before the Society IV. Human Reason and the Religion of of Missionary Inquiry, Theological SemiChrist : V. Missions : VI. Preaching : VII. nary, Columbia, S. C.: VI. Secrology: Sacred Music: VIII. Alexander's Moral VII. Reason and Future Punishment. Science.

Biblical Repertory, for April :41. Char Southern Methodist Quarterly, for April:-. ligious Significance of Numbers: IDJ. Mer

acter and Writings of Fenelon: II. The ReI. Isaac Taylor on Wesley and Methodism: II. Ezekiel and the Book of his Prophecy :

cantile Morals, and the Successful Mer

chant: IV. The Life and Studies of C. G. III. A Cursory View of the Evil Tendencies of Fashionable Amusements: IV. Zecha- Zumpt: V. Idea of the Church : VI. On riah: V. Fundamental Element of Church

the Correspondence between Prophecy and Government: VI. Theory of Female Edu

History. cation: VII. Obsolete Disciplinary Laws: Nero-Englander, for May :-1. Doctrine VIII. Hebrew Literature.

of the Higher Law: II. Fashion in Relig

ion : III. The Separatists of Eastern ConMercersburgh Quarterly Review, for April: necticut: IV. The Editorial Profession: I. Dr. Nevin and his Antagonists: II. The V. John Adams's Diary and AutobiograCharacter of the German Reformed Church phy: VI. The Influence of Great Men: and its Relations to Lutheranism and Cal- VII. Church Review Theology : VIII. The vinism : III. Francis Jeffrey: IV. The Na- New Infidelity: IX. The Complete Academture of Christianity: V. Christian Baptism ical Education of Females: X. Scientific and the Baptistic Question.

Miscellany: XI. Professor Stanley.

Classical and Miscellaneous.

We have received the third and en- other Articles on India, by Edward Thornlarged edition of Engelmann's

Biblio- ton, Esq.; Æschylus, by John Stuart theca Philologica,” (Leipzig, 1853, 8vo. Blackie, Esq., Professor of Greek in the pp. 236.) It contains a list of all the University of Edinburgh; Addison, by Grammars, Dictionaries, Chrestomathies, William Spalding, Esq., Professor of Rheto &c., pertaining to the study of the Greek ric in the University of St. Andrews; and Latin languages, which have ap- Africa, by Augustus Petermann, Esq. peared in Germany between 1750 and Other new articles for future volumes are 1852.

now in progress. Among these may be The first volume of the eighth edition mentioned :- Atterbury, by the Rigbt of the Encyclopædia Britannicahas just Hon. Thomas Babington Macaulay, M. P.; appeared. It contains a new Dissertation

Botany, by John Hutton Balfour, M. D. on the Rise, Progress, and Corruptions of

F.R.S.E., Professor of Botany in the UniChristianity, by Richard Whately, D. D., versity of Edinburgh ; Arnold, by Rev. Archbishop of Dublin. Also, Dissertations William Lindsay Alexander, D. D., &c.; first and second, on the Progress of Meta

and on the Progress of Mathematical and physical and Ethical Philosophy, by Du- Physical Science during the Nineteenth gald Stewart and the Right Hon. Sir Century, by James D. Forbes, Professor of James Mackintosh, LL. D., &c. With an

Natural Philosophy in the University of Introduction by William Whewell, D. D., Edinburgh, All the articles will be Professor of Moral Philosophy in the Uni- brought up to the present advanced state versity of Cambridge. Dissertations fourth of knowledge. The work will be contie and fifth, on the Progress of Mathematical pleted in twenty-one volumes. and Physical Sciences, by Professors Play- THE “ Cyclopædia Bibliographia" (Lanfair and Sir John Leslie. The second don, James Darling) has reached its volume will contain (besides numerous eighth number, (to the letter G.) We are other articles) the following:-- Agricul- the more confirmed by each suecessire ture, the Practical Part, with all the Latest number of this work in our judgment Improvements, by John Wilson, Esq.; before expressed, that its title is far too Agricultural Chemistry, by Thomas An- ambitious for its matter, and that in itderson, M. D. ; Afghanistan, and several tempting too much it really succeeds in

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