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thein chat there was something rotten in deen, and the Professors of the Colleges all the damnatory systems opposite to there, are to chuse three judges, to dcthe benevolent and rational principles of cide the merits of the Essay. Four hunthe gospel. I am, your's, &c. dred pounds will be given to the author
W. H. R. , of the second-best Essays; and all comP. S. 'The King of Sweden has called munications are to be addressed to Alcx. together the Jews of his dominions, and Galen, Esq. Aberdeen. forbidden them, on pain of thc confisca. Mr. George Dver is proceeding tion of their property to actend, or kold with the Inquiry into the State of the correspondence with the Sanhedrim at Public Libraries of this Kingdom," ParisThe Polish Jews ac Vienna, and which was announced by him some time other cities in Germany, have transmite ago. He has had free access to various red large sums of money to Warsaw, for public libraries in different parts of Engthe purpose of cloathing the Polish pa- land, and has visited every one of those triots who foilow the French standard. in Scotland ; and he proposes, in pro
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, Discipline, make 3 vols., and is intended to come and Singular Customs of the Wesleyan prehend a short accoant of every public Methodiscs, in a Series of Letters, ad. library of a particular description in the dressed to a Lady. This work is intended island, together with such biographical to include several interesting particulars sketches and literary observations as will relative to the divi-ions which have taken be naturaily connected with such a work. place among the Methodists since the The Rev. W. MAGEE, Professor of death of Mr. Wesley, and will be inter. Mathematics in the University of Dubspersed with a variety of curious anec. lin, has in the press a New Interpretadotes.
tion of the Prophecy of the Seventy ACADEMICAL PRIZES.-The Weeks of Daniel, accompanied by Cris Gold and Silver Medals offered by Dr. tical Dissertations; together with an William Turton, for the best poetical Appendix, enumerating the different çffusions to the Atemory of Lord Nele schemes that have hitherto been proson, have been adjudged to Mr. Raleigh posed for is solution. Trevelyan, of St. John's College, Cam- The Rev. Dr. GREGORY has underbridge; and the second, to Mr. Main, taken to be the Editor of a new edition waring, of Bronbow Hall, Cheshire. of the Holy Scriptures, which will conThese compo-itions, together with soine tain the various readings of all the ediother pieces in the Latin and English tions and English translations of the languages, will be published in the Old and New Testaments : a Reference course of the ensuing Spring,
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The Secretary of the Unitarian Fund has received 21. as an annual subcription to that Institution, from the Accidental Disorverer, whose letter to us was noticed in our last number, and takes this only opportunity of acknowledging the liberality of this unknown friend. We have also received another letter from the same gentleman expressing the lively interest hc takes in the success of the Montbly Repository, and pointing out a variety of means of making it known among ratioca. al Christians. Those nethods are now pursuing : with what effect, time must determine. There wants but a few such ardent friends to our work, as the Accia dental Discoverer, to place it on a level with the most fortunate of its competitors for public favour.
We have received two letters, in answer to the enquiry of the Accidental Dis. cererer, concerning the York Academy, by C. C. and Neocomensis, which will appear in our next.
'The letter signed s. complaining of our Obituary of the Rev. T. Towle, and correcting some mistakes into which we are supposed to have fallen, we will cheerfully insert in our ensuing number, notwithstanding the “ unfriendly spirit, which it breathes, if the writer will send us his name. It cannot be expected that we should yield credit to an anonymous writer in opposition to a correspondent of uhquestionable veracity, by whom the article alluded io was drawn up.
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ORIGINAL LETTER OF DR. HARWUOD'S, ON THE HOLY GHOST.
To Mr. John Marsom.
AST night I read through with great pleasure the little your understanding and judicious knowledge of the scriptures. Í have long been persuaded of the non-existence of that Being whom Churchmen have christened the Holy Ghost. To a person who reads the Bible with any care, it must appear very evicient that the Holy Spirit only means the power and agency of the One supreme God. You have proved this great position to a demonstration. What has aisled Christians in this country particularly, is the term Holy Ghost, which ought to have been translated Holy Spirit in every place. The phraseology shedding, pouring out, proves that nothing animate, nothing personal was exhibited. I once read carefully the Fathers of the three first Centuries, and know that in the early ages of the Church the Holy Ghost is never mentioned as a Person. The Heathens in those primitive times reproached the Christians with believing in two Gods. This shews the state of things at that time among the Christians. The very first time the word Trinity is mentioned, is about the beginning of the third Century. Even the Papists assert that the Trinity was never taught in the Church till the Council of Nice. Calvin did not like the word Trinity. It is a barbarous word, he says: the Popish God, unknown to Prophets and Apostles. So did Luther. With regard to the Holy Ghost, how seldom has his Divinity been contended for in the disputes that have variously arisen in the Church. In the controversy about the Trinity, which was agitated in old
On the Impersonality of the Holy Ghost.
Sherlock's time 1690, &c., there is little said about hiin. 'In Pierce's Controversy, in the year 1719, he is past over in neglect. In the present Controversy between Badcock, Horsley, and Priestley, the Holy Ghost has very great reason to complain of the clerical disrespect shewn him by these zealots. If the Son be but exalted to a level with his Father, or, rather, exalted above his Father, they do not care what becomes of the fag end of their mystery. There is no prayer or praise addressed to the Holy Ghost in Scripture. This is unaccountable, if he is co-equal, and co-eternal, and as great as any of them. A time is fast approaching, when the Athanasian chymistry will be held in equal abhorrence as the doctrine of Transubstantiation. How infinitely superior in good sense is the Creed of Mahomet, to the Creed of modern Christians! That impostor inculcated upon all his followers the Doctrine of the divine Unity, solemnly assuring them that this great Being had no partner. He exhorts them to contend for this great fundamental Article, and detest Christians for their departure from it. Mahomiet arose at the time when the Churches of Asia were clamouring Consubstantiality, Coessentiality, triune Relation, mutual Circumplection ; and when no stranger in Constantinople could buy a loaf of bread, or a pound of any thing, but he was interrogated, if he believed the Son to be consubstantial with the Father. Mahomet arose, and wiped this corrupt and corrupting mummery from the Eastern Churches, and established the Doctrine of the supreme Unity. Though Mahomet was an impostor, yet surely his Religion inculcates the primary and capital Article of all Religion, ihe peerless Majesty of une supreme Being.
I have written this in a hurry, but it flows from a sincere and upright heart, which never dissembled in matters of Religion. You may make what use of it you please; only believe ine, my worthy and sensible neighbour, to be Hyde Street,
Your sincere Friend, Bloomsbury, Nov. 7, 1786. EDWARD HARWOOD.
UNITARIAN ACADEMY AT YORK.
To the Editor of the Monthly Repository. SIR, The enquiry of the “ Accidental Discoverer” in your num. ber for last month (January. Vol. 11. p. 56.) has given me the greatest pleasure, both as it brings to light a new friend to the cause of genuine unadulterated christianity, which I consider as the cause of truth, and therefore inscparably interwoven with the best interests of man; and also as it supplies an opportunity of communicating to himself