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hereafter. In the meantime, however, we advise all our readers who are acquainted with the German language, to procure this volume, which, as containing the history of the "Apostolical Church,” is complete in itself.
(27.) MR. KIDDER continues his work of supplying the Church with suitable books for the use of children and youth, with unwearied industry and increasing success. The latest volumes laid before us are “ Frontier Sketches, selected and arranged by the author of Dying Hours,'” (18mo., pp. 142,) containing illustrations of Western life, with sketches of the adventures of Bishops Roberts and Morris in some of their Western tours. It is “ more interesting than fiction, and yet may be relied on as matter of fact." From the West and its new life, we pass to the Old World and its places of the dead, in “A Visit to the Catacombs, or first Christian Cemeteries at Rome.” (18mo., pp. 108.) A pleasant biographical sketch is furnished in " The Farmer Boy; or a Child of Providence led from the Plough to the Pulpit.” (18mo., pp. 160.) Of a better class of books is “ Nature's Wonders; or God's care over all his Works,” (18mo., pp. 226,) containing illustrations of natural objects and descriptions in easy dialogue, admirably adapted to interest young children.
(28.) We have received another of Mr.JACOB ABBOTT's delightful series, viz:'The History of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt." (New-York: Harper & Brothers, 18mo., pp. 318.) . It is enough to say that the spirit of the series is amply maintained in this new volume, the subject of which, in fact, is one that is eminently adapted to draw forth Mr. Abbott's peculiar powers of graphic and distinct delineation.
(29.) We have again to notice a volume in the sphere of practical religion from the prolific pen of Rev. CHARLES ADAMS, entitled “ Women of the Bible.” (New-York: Lane & Scott, 12mo., pp. 225.) The female characters of Scripture are here sketched—briefly and rapidly, it is true, yet with a truthfulness of outline, and, often, a depth of colouring that marks the hand of the genuine artist. 66 Sober and faithful," indeed, the book is, as the author tells us in his preface he has sought to make it: but it is at the same time graphic and attractive. It cannot but tend to edifying; and will, we trust, be largely circulated.
(30.) We have received, at the latest moment, a copy of the “ Thirty-Second Annual Report of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.” A more valuable and interesting document has not issued from the press for many years. It is just what such a Report ought to be,m-a full outline of the Missionary field, clearly and distinctly drawn, with plain and complete statements of what the Church is doing in that field, and suggestions as to her duty for the future. Several illustrative maps accompany the text. We shall take occasion to give a fuller analysis of the Report hereafter.
ABT. VIII.-LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.
WE mentioned in a former number that THE first volume of Clark's Foreign TheoDr. S. P. TREGELLES had in preparation a logical Library for 1851 is Olshausen's new edition of the Greek Testament. We Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, co have now received the prospectus issued by lossians, and Thessalonians, translated from the editor, in the hope of obtaining a suffi- the German. This volume will complete cient number of subscribers to defray the all of this commentary written by Olshausen expenses of publication; and we would gladly himself: the remaining books of the New second his wishes. Every well-wisher of Bib Testament, however, are to be treated by lical literature who can by any means afford other able men in the same spirit as far as to subscribe for this great work, should send possible. Of these supplementary volumes, in his name at once. The Teact is formed we have received two from Germany, viz :on the authority of the oldest Greek MSS. “ Die Briefe des Apostels Paulus an die and versions, (aided by early citations,) so Philipper, an Titus, Timotheus, und Phileas to present, as far as practicable, the mon, erklärt von J. C. A. WIESINGER,' readings which were commonly received at (Königsberg, 1850: 8vo., pp. 720); and“ Der the earliest period to which we can revert Brief an die Hebraer, erklärt von Dr. J. to obtain critical evidence. The various H. A. EBRARD.” (8vo., pp. 483.) These, we readings are those, Ist, of all the more an- hope, will also be translated for Clark's cient Greek MSS.; most of these the editor Library, which we again commend to our has himself collated in libraries at Rome, theological readers. Paris, Basle, Munich, Modena, Venice, Lon
WE mentioned some time since that the don, Cambridge, and Hamburg; and al
choice of a successor to NEANDER lay bemost all the others he has collated with
tween NIEDNER, ULLMANN, and LEHNERDT, published facsimile editions ; 2d, of all the
of Königsberg. The latter has been chosen. ancient versions, most of which have re
He is in the prime of life, and is said to be quired re-examination; and 3d, of the
one of the most attractive lecturers and citations found in the earlier ecclesiastical
pulpit orators in Prussia. writers. These are given very fully as far as the end of the third century, (and so as
THE second volume of the Rev. James to include Eusebius,) and in cases of im
Thomson's “ Exposition of the Gospel of
St. Luke, in a series of Lectures," has apportance considerably later. The Latin version of Jerome is given mostly on the
peared in Edinburgh. This work, which is authority of the Codex Amiatinus of the the only extended exposition of St. Luke sixth century, as collated by the editor
in the language, is highly spoken of by Eng
lish and Scottish authorities. himself. The Latin version of Jerome is given in parallel columns with the Greek A PROSPECTUS has been issued for the pubtext; and the Latin readings, in which the lication of Neander's Theological Lectures. commonly printed Clementine Vulgate dif- They will be issued by Wiegandt and Griefers from the Codex Amiatinus, or in which ben, in Leipzig, under the editorial superthe Codex Amiatinus contains a reading vision of Dr. Julius Müller. The work will which has not been followed, are given fall into three divisions: 1. Exegesis of below. The work is to be published in one the New Testament; 2. Historico-theovolume 4to., price £3 38. Subscribers can logical Lectures, embracing Church History, send their names (with proper references) the History of Christian Doctrines and to Dr. S. P. Tregelles, care of J. Werthei- Morals, and Protestantism and Romanism; mer & Co., Circus Place, Finsbury Circus, 3. Theological Lectures on Christian DocLondon. Or, if they prefer it, the editor of trines and Ethics We shall be happy to this Review will receive and forward their receive and forward subscribers' names. subscriptions.
The terms of publication are not yet an
nounced, further than that the work will will be vain and futile that does not include be issued in separate volumes, at a cheap the Sabbath among its chief agencies; and
he urges a renewal of Sabbath worship and MESSRS. LONGMANS have published the
observance upon the French nation with ninth volume of their new edition of Jere
great eloquence and force. We must reserve
this remarkable book for more extended my Taylor's works. This edition will be
A STRIKING specimen of the pains-taking view (which is the organ of liberal Chris
perseverance so characteristic of German tianity-indeed, of scepticism–in England)
literature, is afforded by a new book entihas an able article on Mr. Atkinson and
tled “ Bibliotheca Biographica Lutherana: Miss Martineau's “ Letters on the Laws of
Uebersicht der gedruckten Dr. M. Luther Man's Nature and Development," in which
betreffenden biographischen Schriften, zuthe atter atheism of that work is severely sammengestellt von E. S. Vogel," (Halle, exposed. The Review remarks, that “Mr.
1851, 8vo., pp. 145, New-York, Westermann, Atkinson is not a Lucretius; nor even an
Brothers.) The titles of no less than thir Helvetius; no, nor a Baron d'Holbach ; but
teen hundred and twenty-one works illustraa rhetorical dilution of Robert Owen ;
tive of the life of Luther are here collected whose tiresome propositions, scattered by
and set forth under appropriate heads. some process of logical explosion, and wildly WE have received the first volume of lying about without any semblance of co- “ Untersuchungen über Inhalt und Alter des hesion, constitute the theoretic elements Alttestamentlichen Pentateuch, von Dr. T. of this work. We should not have supposed Sörensen, Privat docent in der Universität it possible to write so inorganic a book up Kiel," (8v0., pp. 343.) This volume is ocon organization. We defy the most metho- cupied with a historico-critical Commentary dizing intellect to construct the author's on Genesis, the whole aim of which is to doctrine into a presentable whole, or to do prove that the book was written at a much more than pile it up as a set of loose and later period than is commonly assigned to shapeless assertions, serving perhaps to it. The author means to make the same mark, but not to protect, the territory they attempt upon the other books of the Pentaopen as an asylum for all the black sheep teuch. of unbelief."
We have been often asked to give some Two small volumes, entitled “Scripture account of the writings of Julius Charles Revelations respecting Angels,” and “Lec- Hare. A critical estimate of their value tures on the Apostles," which have recently may, perhaps, be furnished hereafter: in appeared in England, are attributed to the meantime, the following list includes Archbishop Whately. The Christian, Re all, or nearly all, his writings, viz :-The membrancer (a journal not very well dis- Mission of the Comforter, 8vo. :--The Vicposed to praise anything from Whately's tory of Faith, 8vo. :--Parish Sermons, two pen) remarks that “in vigour, precision, series, 8vo :-Life of John Sterling, with the and life, they maintain the writer's reputa- edition of Sterling's Essays, &c., 2 vols. 8vo.; tion for style, while for practical and reli- besides a number of sermons, charges, &c., gious purposes, they far exceed anything with “Guesses at Truth," 2 vols., edited which we remember from the same pen." by J. C. Hare, and written by himself and
his brother augustus. “ Is Saul also among the Prophets ?” one might well ask, in reading such a title as PROFESSOR F. D. MAURICE, of King's Col"De la Célébration du Dimanche, considérée lege, belongs to the same school of theolo80u8 les Rapports de L'Hygiene, de la Morale, gians (so to speak) with Arnold, Hare, and des relations de famille et de Cité,” par P. J. Trench. His writings are tolerably numerPROUDHON. (Paris, 1850, 12mo., pp. 84.) ous, embracing, among others, the followThe Mosaic law of the Sabbath has never ing, viz:- The Kingdom of Christ, 8vo. :found a higher eulogist, either among The New Testament, the History of the Pharisees, Rabbins, or Christian doctors, Church, and the Romish Apostasy, Joint than it here has' in Proudhon, the great Witnesses to the Reality of the Divine high-priest, as he is said to be, of socialism Kingdom upon Earth :—The Church. a and infidelity. He pleads that every means Family ; Sermons on the Occasional Serof raising and establishing modern society vices of the Prayer-Book : The Prayer
Book, specially considered as a Protection and inspection of the sheets; it will be against Romanism; nineteen Sermons published as soon as the extensive critical preached at Lincoln's Inn :- The Lord's apparatus which is to accompany it will be Prayer, nine Sermons preached at Lincoln's completed. The Cardinal received permisInn :-The Religions of the World, and sion from two Pontiffs to publish the manutheir Relations to Christianity; Lectures script as it stands ; every facility has been on the Epistle to the Hebrews, with a Re- afforded him in furthering his undertaking; view of Newman's Theory of Development, this permission was never revoked; the 870.:--Christmas Day and other Sermons, manuscript is even now actually printed, and 8то.
it will be published when the critical notes It is said that Archdeacon Hare's Memoir destined to illustrate it, will be finished. of John Sterling does not give a truthful- It is, we aver, a faithful transcript of the or at least a complete--account of the reli- original-nothing has been added by the gious (or irreligious) condition of mind in- Pope, nothing taken away by the Cardinal." to which Sterling settled before he died. MR. FABER, in his Letters on Tractarian The London Leader says that he had Secession to Popery, proves very satisfactoemancipated himself from all religious dog rily that Mr. Newman was a concealed mas;" and that, whereas the Archdeacon Papist, by his own confession, as far back exhibits him as a Rationalist simply, he was, as the year 1833. Says Mr. Faber:in fact, “no ist at all.” Thomas Carlyle is “ Were I an infidel, and did I possess the now engaged upon a biography of Sterling, species of intellect which Mr. Newman pogin which "this and other points are to be
sesses, the mode which, in the present day,
I should select for the most effectual proset in their true light."
pagation of infidelity, would be the preTHOSE of our readers who have perused cise mode adopted by that gentleman in Sir Charles Lyell's “ Second Visit to the his recent work, (Essay on Development.) United States," may remember a charge
Far am I from asserting that he is himself
an infidel ; yet he alone can tell what his brought by him against the late Pope in the
own sentiments really are. In the year following terms:—“It is well known by 1833, (the very year in which the imthose who have of late years frequented the posture of Tractarianism commenced,) literary circles of Rome, that the learned Mr. Newman, as he now confesses, said of Cardinal Mai was prevented, in 1838, from
the Romanists :
-Their communion is inpublishing his edition of the Codex Vatica
fected with heresy; we are bound to flee it
as a pestilence. They have established a nus, because he could not obtain leave from
lie in the place of God's truth; and by their the late Pope (Gregory XVI.) to omit the claim of immutability in doctrine, cannot interpolated passages, and had satisfied undo the sin they have committed.' Dehimself that they were wanting in all the
clarations to the same effect he confesses most ancient MSS. at Rome and Paris. The
himself to have been making at various
times in various successive years; and now, Pontiff refused, because he was bound by
at length, he winds up the whole disgracethe decrees of the Council of Trent, and of
ful management by the infatuated, though & Church pretending to infallibility, which providentially ordered, statement, that he had solemnly sanctioned the Vulgate; and had been deliberately asserting what he the Cardinal had too much good faith to himself at the very time totally disbelieved. give the authority of his name to what he
His plea is, that he was not speaking his
own words, but was only following almost regarded as a forgery.” A writer in the
& consensus of the divines of his Church.' London Tablet endeavours to refute this
And the reason which he assigns for the charge, and makes the following remarks fraud, is that such views were necessary among others :-“Both from Leo XII. and for our position '--the position, tow it, of Gregory XVI., Cardinal Mai received per
himself and his associates; and that the mission to publish the celebrated copy of
language so strongly vituperative of Popery,
which he then employed as veritably exthe Bible which is preserved in the Vatican
hibiting his own real sentiments, must be library, and is marked 1209. This manu
ascribed to a hope of approving himself to script is justly considered the most ancient persons whom he respected, and to a wish copy of the Scriptures in existence, even by to repel the charge of Romanism. Now those who vaunt the superior age of the
when a man has thus openly told us that text of the Cambridge MS. This permission
he scruples not to deliver as his own, sen
timents which are not his own, if such & has never been revoked-never limited. deception should be thought necessary for The Codex is already printed, and this we his position, he has so totally destroyed affirm from our own personal knowledge his own credibility, that in future we can
entertain no certain belief of any exposition and the Jordan gives the best view of the which he may please to make of his opin
whole subject, in & condensed form, that ions. He may, no doubt, tell us the truth; but since he has also told us that he scru
we have yet seen. After sketching the par
tially successful labours of Symonds and ples not to utter untruths, when he deems them necessary to his existing position, Molyneux, he gives full credit to the Amewe never in any particular instance can be rican Exploring Expedition, as follows: certain that he is honestly declaring his “ In 1848 the third attempt was made real sentiments. Hence, at present, he may on that stubborn lake-field, and this time be truly a Romanist; but no assertion of the victory over those powers of nature his can nou carry with it any reasonable and their perils was a complete one. conviction to that effect, simply because he The honour of that victory was, however, has suicidally destroyed all claim to our wrested from the Old World by the New. confidence and belief.:
The United States of North America sent
from the other side of the Atlantic a vessel THE Theologische Studien und Kritiken for
fitted out for the purpose. It was well proApril contains the following articles :
vided with stores and instruments, and had a I. Wherein consists the Forgiveness of Sin,
competent crew, under the command and by J. F. K. Gurlitt: II. Rome and Cologne, scientific direction of two officers, Lieuteor the Development of Germano-Christian nants Lynch and Dale. To be prepared for Art, by Dr. Stark: II. On the importance
every sort of danger, it had on board two of the Study of Christian Ethics at the pre
metallic boats, one of iron, the other of
copper, which, being made in sections for sent time, an Introductory Lecture by Pro
transportation, were carried or drawn on fessor Schöberlein, of Heidelberg: IV. The trucks by camels from the seaport of Acre Principle of Protestantism, a letter to Dr. to the Lake of Tiberias. From thence the Ullmann, by C. Beck : V. A Review of expedition of discovery was to proceed Liicke on the Apocalypse, by Tischendorf: again by water, through the deepest and
hottest crevice of the earth; and, truly, to VI. A long and genial article on the
go through that undertaking under a tropipersonal life, character, &c., of Neander, by
cal sky, there was required as much cirDr. Kling, of Ebersbach.
cumspection as for those expeditions which THE British Quarterly for May contains
were about the same time completed or bethe following articles :~I. Grote's History
gun, respectively, by the Britons in the
antartic and artic regions, amidst the iceof Greece: II. French, Germans, and Eng
fields of the two poles. Man feels an inlish: III. Volcanoes and Earthquakes: IV.
ward impulse to break through the limits The European Difficulty: V. German Pro- that nature draws round him in
ditestantism: VI. Ruskin's Stones of Venice: rection; because complete truth and liberty VII. Jesuitism as it is : VIII. Dixon's
of mind can only become his portion, in
so far as he is able to attain to the fulness Mairwara-Civilization in India: IX. Dr.
of knowledge." Brown - Biblical Expositors: X. Modern French Literature: XI. Criticisms on Books, We have received the first number of the &c., &c.
“ Theological Critic," a quarterly journal, THE Journal of Sacred Literature for April edited by the Rev. T.K. Arnold, and published contains the following articles :—I. Egypt; by Rivingtons. (London, price four shillings being a review of the late discoveries in sterling.) It is intended to embrace theEgypt as elucidating and confirming the ology in the widest acceptation of the term, Scriptures: II. On the words which Paul and admitting even classical literature, from heard in Paradise, (translated badly enough, its importance to Biblical criticism. The from the Latin of Vitringa): III. Inspira- first number contains the following artition -- maintaining the verbal theory: cles :- I. Newman's Ninth Lecture: II. GaIV. Carl Ritter's Discourse before the Sci- latians iii, 13: II. Cardinal Bessarion : entific Society of Berlin, on the explora- IV. Lepsius on Biblical Chronology: V. tions of the River Jordan and the Dead The Ministry of the Body: VI. Romans. Sea: V. Modern Spiritualism-a review of Xiv: VII. Is the Beast from the Sea the Newman's Phases of Faith: VI. Parallel- Papacy? VIII. Modern Infidelity_Miss. istic Poetry: VII. On the Demoniacal Martineau and Mr. Atkinson: IX. St. Cor. Possessions of the New Testament: VIII. lumban and the early Irish Missionaries :: On the Authorship of the Acts of the X. Dr. Bloomfield and Mr. Alford: XI., Apostles: IX. Tischendorf's Septuagint: “Things Old and New." The article on X. Gilfillau's Bards of the Bible: with the Newman's Ninth Lecture is a very pungent usual book notices, correspondence, &c. illustration of Mr. Newman's own princiProf. Ritter's Discourse on the Dead Sea ples by facts from Romanist sources. The