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The Story of the American Indian. His Origin, Development, Decline, and Destiny,
By ELDRIDGE S. BROOKS. 8vo, pp. 312. Boston: D. Lothrop Co. This profusely illustrated and admirably printed volume owes its inspiration to a sentiment of sympathy with the Indian as having been greatly wronged by the wliites, who have driven him from his ancient hunting. grounds. It discusses his origin, his condition prior to the arrival of the white man, his race divisions, faiths, culture, home-training, manners, contact with the whites, unjust treatment, defects, types of character, and his outlook. Its author makes it clear enough by many historic facts that the Indian is not quite as bad as some have painted him; that some of his race have been heroic, generous, and susceptible of improvement; and that on the whole he has been unjustly treated. But by keeping his wrongs and his few good traits in the foreground, and charging his vices largely to his ill-treatment, it seems to us that the writer has painted him better than he is. We agree with the author, however, in his claim that our government ought to protect the Indian against the rapacity of white men, to educate him into fitness for citizenship, and to grant him his lands in severalty. But we differ with his ethnological views. Instead of being “the Ancient American," we think with Bancroft, Ebrard, and others that the Indian races are a mixture of Malays, Chinese, Japanese, Tartars, etc., as their lingual peculiarities, their legends, religious notions., etc., seem to pretty clearly prove. Yet the book is eminently readable, entertaining, and, with respect to its aim, every way commendable.
Holiness as Understood by the Writers of the Bible. A Bible Study. By JOSEPH
AGAR Beet. 12mo, pp. 70. New York: Phillips & Hunt. Cincinnati: Cran.
ston & Stowe. Price, 35 cents. This is a valuable, because serious and scholarly, exposition of the word “holiness” in its various uses in the Scriptures. We are not impressed, however, that the author has always given the understanding of the writers of the Bible, but rather his understanding of their understanding of that word. It is not evident that the Mosaic word is equivalent in spiritual essence and meaning to the New Testament word. In the Old Testament the word holiness was of a lower grade than in the New Testament, and the attempt to fasten our modern notion of holiness to the Pentateuch may be bold, but certainly it is not wise. This small volume prompting occasionally a mental query, is nevertheless a moral inspiration, and will assist the reader to the possession of the secret of the divine life.
Studies in the Four Gospels. By Rev. JESSE L. HURLBUT. D.D., Author of A
Manual of Bille Geography, Outline Normal Lessons, and Supplemental Lessons for the Sundny-school. New York: Hunt & Eaton. Cincinnati: Cranston &
Stowe. Pp. 80. Price, paper cover, 25 cents. Crowded with facts essential to an understanding of the gospels. So much is in it that, if fully mastered, it will prepare one for larger volumes on the same subject.
The People's Bible. Discourses upon Holy Scripture. By JOSEPH PARKER, D.D.,
Minister of the City Temple, Holborn Viaduct, London, Author of Ecce Deus, T'he Paraclete, Ad Cleruin, etc.
2 Chronicles xxi.- Esther. 8vo, pp. 362. New York : Funk & Wagnalls. Price, cloth, $1 50. As this volume comprises the remaining portion of Second Chronicles, and all of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, it is necessarily brief in exposition; but it is rich in its discovery of the inward meaning of these historical books. Not intended for the critical scholar, though he miglit warm his devotions at the altar of this teacher, it properly avoids the intricate questions of historical credibility and the inquiries that critics are pushing into controversy. It is plain, but not commonplace; it is eloquent, but not bombastic; it is spiritual, but not burdened with spurious assumption. His biographical sense leads him justly to appreciate the statesmanship of Ezra, and his love of the picturesque enables him to describe the scenes and times of Esther with almost Oriental perfection, while his scent for spiritual things qualifies him for profound discoveries of truths and lessons stored away in these books of the past. Like its companions, the volume will bear fruit in the richer lives of those who ponder its teachings.
A Young Man's Difficulties with His Bible. By Rev. D. W. FAUNCE, Author of
Fletcher Prize Essay, The Christian in the World. 16mo, pp. 196. New York: N. Tibbals & Sons. Price, cloth, $1.
The book consists of a series of sermons delivered by the author to the young people of his congregation in answer to the objections made to the Bible from scientific and other view-points. Sermons of this kind sometimes strengthen instead of remove doubts, and often create suspicions where none existed. Fortunately, these sermons overcome the “difficulties," and may, therefore, be recommended.
Bible Charact-rs. By CHARLES READE, D.C.L., Author of It is Never Ton Late to
Mend; A Woman Hater, etc. 12mo, pp. 106. New York: Harper & Brothers.
Price, cloth, 75 cents. This small book is worth more than all the novels the author wrote. It is a scrappy collection, but it exhibits : sagacious appreciation of the literary spirit of the Bible and a striking analysis of such towering characters as Nehemiah, Jonah, David, and Paul. His faith in Moses, in miracles, in Christ, and in the facts of the Bible is expressed in language as elegant as that of Addison, though without his stiffness, and as strong as a convinced reason would suggest. Without intending to answer infidelity, it destroys its basis, and leaves the space clear for faith and admiration.
Louisa May Alcott, the Children's Friend. By EDNA D. CIIENEY. Illustrated by
ELIZABETH B. Comins. 8vo, pp. 58. Boston: L. Prang & Co. Price, cloth, $i. Louisa May Alcott, though dead, lives in the books she has written, and in the youth whom she has influenced by her books. This biography is written by a loving friend, who, while neither elaborate nor fulsome in eulogy, points out both pathetically and elegantly the prominent traits of the writer and author, quoting at the close some of the poems she wrote as illustrative of the poetic fervor and the chaste thought of their composer. In bringing forward this memorial of one who loved children and wrote both to entertain and teach them, the author and publishers deserve the thanks of the public and the reward of general reading.
Charles George Gordon. By Colonel Sir WILLIAM F. BUTLER. 12mo, pp. 255.
London and New York: Macmillan & Co. Price, cloth, 60 cents. Among the modern men of action Charles George Gordon occupies the first rank, having been devoted to a military life from his boyhood, and having earned the consideration of his countrymen and of the world by faithfulness to duty in the interest of civilization and a heroism that clothed itself to the last hour of life with a halo of glory that seems to many superhuman and immortal. In the Crimea, in China, and especially in the Soudan, he is the same earnest, honest soul, brave in danger, a hero at every opportunity, and as conscientious in his ethical and religious life as he was loyal to the Government that trusted him. His biography, as here given, is fascinating to an unwonted degree, and we cordially recommend it to those who believe in providential men.
Pleas for Progress. By ATTICUS G. HAYGOOD. 12mo, pp. 320. Cincinnati:
Cranston & Stowe. New York: Hunt & Eaton. Price, cloth, $1. Dr. Haygood's addresses, collected in this volume, should be read by the people North and South, that they may learn of the capabilities of the Negro and the ground of his right to all the opportunities and privileges of our American civilization. Wein the North need to be stimulated to a broader appreciation of the character of the Negro, and the people of the South need to change in attitude toward the race among them. The book is vigorous, generous, and needful.
A History of the University of Cambridge. By J. BASS MULLINGER, M.A., Lecturer
in History at St. John's College. 12mo, pp. 232. New York: Anson D. F.
Randolpli & Co. Price, cloth, 80 cents. Perhaps no educational institution in England has exerted a more direct religious influence than the University of Cambridge. That the English Reformation took its rise in this university; that Puritanism first appeared in its circles; and that English Platonism was born within its walls, are matters of history and accepted as facts without dispute. Whether the institution was oligarchical and exclusive, or national and popular, it impressed the educational spirit on the higher classes, and deeply moved the religious thought of the nation. In this work the author chiefly aims to trace and unfold the mutual relations of education and religion, emphasizing in particular the contributions of the University of Cambridge to the religious life of England. As a history of the University of Cam. bridge it is compact, if not complete, and is a handy volume worthy of consultation.
Adam's Dilemma, 762.
Educational Aims of Unbelief, 128.
Education, National System of, 440.
Education, The New, A Syınposium: Butler,
Edwards on the Will: White, 9.
Episcopate, The Historic, A Symposium:
Ethics of New Testament, 435.
Ethics of Old Testament, 273.
Foreign Résumé, 130, 292, 454, 602, 765, 916,
Genesis, First Word of, 125, 448.
Gerhart: Theology, etc., 524.
German Methodism, Providential Design of:
God's Beneficence in Nature, 760.
Goodsell : Character, etc., 44.
Harman: Mohammed and his Koran, 26.
Hawley: Body Sown-Body Raised, 285.
359, 365, 371.
Hinduism, Reformatory Movements in Later:
Hinduism, Significance of Movements in:
Historic Episcopate, A Symposium: Core,
Warfield, Edwards, 839, 815, 851.
Hunt: Centennial of Methodist Book Con
Hurst : Significance of Movements in Hinde
Idealism, Boston, 759.
Iermak, Royal gift of, etc.: Robinson, 236.
Immortality, Count Tolstoi on, 597.
Inspiration and Infallibility: Bonoman, 169,
Instruction, Moral and Religious, in Pubtle
In the Beginning," etc., 125, 418.
Israel and Assyria, Chronology of, etc.: Hor.
Italian Claims, 915.
John : Religion and Law of Continuity, 870.
Deaconegses, Order of, 287.
Kelley: John Milton Phillips, 66.
King: Atonement and the Heathen, 75.
King: The Heathen, etc., 371.
Laveleye : Reform in Parliamentary Régime,
pal Church : Whitlock, 821.
Logic of Introspection," Wentworth's :
Martin: The American Republic, etc., 685. 144, 469, 616, 930 ; Blackwood's Edinburgh
Magazine, 781, 934; British and Foreign
Evangelical Review, 145; Canadian Meth-
621, 935; Century, 310, 473, 621, 784; Chau-
811; Christian Thought, 780, 935; Church
932: Cumberland Presbyterian, 618; Ed-
inburgh, 935; English Illustrated Maga-
zine, 783; Fortnightly, 934; Forum, 315.
467, 621, 782, 931; Harper's Magazine, 149.
310, 621, 781, 434; Historical and Genea-
logical Register, 149, 311: Lippincoll's,
ist Magazine 311; Missionary Review of
the World, 311, 781; New Englander and
cal and Genealogical Register, 149, 311:
New Jerusalem Magazine, 311, 473; New
Review, 781, 9:29; Nineteenth Century, 306,
473, 179, 933; North American, 147, 308,
468, 782, 932; Old Testament Student, 149,
309; Our Day, 472,783, 9:29; Presbyterian,
148, 307, 619, 780; Quarterly, 615; Quarter-
ly of Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
142, 619, 779; Scribner's, 311; Statesinan,
Unitarian, 473, 621, 935; Universalist, 311;
Ridpath: Persistency of Ethnic Traits, 329.
Rights of the Thinker, 277.
Robinson : Royal Gift of lermak, etc., 236.
Roman Catholicisin in Boston, 1:29.
Royal Gift of lerinak, etc.: Robinson, 236.
Ruskin, John: McElroy, 697.
Schools, Moral and Religious instruction in
Public: Thompson, 88.
Scientific Elements of Religion: Douglas
Shedd: The Heathen, etc., 365.
Sherman : James Porter, 857.
Simpson, Mrs. Bishop: Wheeler, 413.
Sims: The New Education, etc., 207.
Sleeper, Jacob, etc. : Warren, 691,
Solidarity, Cosinopolitan, 290.
South, Negro Woman of the, 291,
Superannuation, The Thud of, 600.
Terry: The Heathen, etc., 359.
Theological Tension, 118.
Theology, A Symposium: Gerhart, Moore,
Strong, 518, 5:24, 630.
Thinker, Rights of the, 277.
in Public Schools, 88.
Tigcrt: Correspondence with D.D. Whedon,
Tolstoï, Count Lyof: Houghton, 377.
Trustell : The American Republic, etc.,
Unbelief, Educational Aims of, 128.
African Methodist Episcopal Church Re- Vexed Question, Reunion of two Methodisms