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THE

CHRISTIAN OBSERVATORY:

A

Religious and Literary Magazine.

A. W. MCCLURE, EDITOR.

I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see
what He will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.-Hab. i. 1.

VOLUME I.....1 8 47.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY J. V. BEANE & CO.

NO. 21 CORNHILL.

1847.

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THEOLOGICAL LIPRARY
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122, 140

Allegory,

72 Daguerreotype,

427

American Board,

571 Dancing,

96, 202

Piety, its Decline, 332 Difficulties of Orthodoxy, 466

Scholarship,

44 Disease of the Times,

Unitarian Association, 331 Dissolution of the Union, 239

Doctrinals and Practicals, 405
Beecher, Dr. E., Letters to Rev. Dod, John

21
Charles Beecher, 145, 193, 241 Duty to the Dying,

- 310

Bible, the Word of God,

7, 63, 122, 170, 215 Egypt and the Prophets, 208

Unitarian Views of

170

“ Infidels,

265

Blackerby, Richard

461

Old Testament, 312

Biography of Self-Taught Men, Educator, Practical

141

335, 426 Everett, President

238

Birds of a Feather,
95 Examiner, Christian

92,369

Bisbee, Rev. J. H., Election Ser-

mon,

189 Fancy Balls,

479

Bradford, William

57

Brewster, William

358 Gannett, Dr. E. S., on Inspira-

Bridgman, Laura

130 tion,

Brownson, O. A.
48 Great Race Ground,

501
Bushnell's, Dr. Christian Nur-
ture,

323 Hackett's Exercises in Hebrew
Dr. Tyler's letter to 381 Grammar,

383

Argument for Chris-

Harvard College,

270

tian Nurture,
410 Heresy of Love,

385
Alleged Suppression Hindrance to Conversion, 119
of this Book,
478 Hollis Professorship,

527
Home Missionary Hopkins, President, his Ply-
Sermon,
525 mouth Sermon,

141

his Essays and Dis-

Cambridge Platform,

384 courses,

477

Causes and Cure of Puseyism, 286 Howe, Dr.

130, 235

Chalmers, Dr.

477

Channing, Dr. and the Unitari- Independence of Mind,

55

ans,

516 Influx of Foreigners,

- 384

Christian Examiner,

369 Inspiration of the Bible,
Christian Union,

289

7, 63, 122, 215

Church Member's Manual, 287 Introduction to Vol. I.,

1

Clerical Power,

383

Colleges,

381 Janeway, John

294

Communitism,

288 Jerusalem,

444, 491

Congregationalism, Progress and Judaizing,

140

Prospects of

337

Conrad, An Allegory,
72 Liberator,

285

Convention,

240 Liberty, Religious

168

Counsels to Young Ladies and Little Foxes,

91

Young Men,

238 Lives of the Chief Fathers of

Creeds Defended, 145, 193, 241

New England, 285, 332, 570

Cyclopædia of English Litera- Lord's Lectures,

143
ture,

93 Luther, Select Treatises of 47

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Malignant Philanthropy, 569 Rarity,
Mann, Hon. Horace 85, 143, 189 Reformation Reformed,

425
Massachusetts Convention, 240 Religious Liberty,

168
Mathews, Marmaduke

508 Reminiscences of Coleridge and
Military Servitude,
236

428
Mexican War,

30, 528, 529 Republicanism of Christianity, 488
Modern Transcendentalism, 18 Revivals,

90
Monthly Religious Magazine, 142 Revival Preaching,

192
Moody Family,
142 Rights of Women,

90
Moral Courage,

Rival Grammars,

479
250, 345, 441, 495, 529 Robinson, John

534
Mormon Stock Declining, 239 Rough Plank Churches,

47
Neander's Church History, 334 Sabbath,

. 108
New Year,

42 Sabbath School Question Books, 335
Normal School at West Newton, 284 School Government,

335
Noyes, Prof., charged with Blas- Sensitive Christians,

283
phemy,
270 Sinai,

364
Slavery,

93
Orthodoxy, Difficulties of 466 Slaves and the Bible,

235

Statistics of Congregationalism, 337
Pilgrims at the Sepulchre, 557 Swedenborgianism,
Plea for Amusements,

570
Political Influence of Christian- Tappan's Poems,

190
ity,
543 Teacher's Institute,

191
Power of Prayer,
378 Temperance,

72
Popery and Protestantism, 561

Enterprise, 237
Popery and the United States,

Legislation, 331

397, 433 Temple's Daily Treasury, 46
Predestination,
156 Thanksgiving,

568
Prison Discipline,
336 Theatricals,

527
Professor of Humbug,
48 Transcendentalism,

18
Progress and Prospects of Con- Tyler's Letter to Bushnell, 381
gregationalism,
337 Tyler's Tacitus,

429
Prosperous Christians,

395
Puritan Stock,
97 | Union, Christian

289
Puritanism in the Episcopal Unitarian Association,

331
Church,

139
Periodicals,

- 286
Puseyism,

286

Views of the Bible, 170
Unitarianism,

516, 524
Quincy's Misstatements Exposed
and Corrected, 110, 158, 253, 300, Van Lennep, Mrs. M. E., 225
348, 450, 500, 547 Viennese Children,

96
Vultures Changed to Doves,

144
REVIEWS:
Woods and Pond on Swedenbor- War with Mexico, 30, 528, 529
gianism,

33 Wilbur's Reference Bible, 237
N. Adams' Sermon,
80 Williams, Roger

180
The Bible, the Rod, and Religion Witchcraft,

- 300
in Common Schools,
85 Worcester's Dictionary.

427
Knowles' and Gammell's Lives of
Roger Williams,

· 180 Xenophon's Memorabilia, 571
Mrs. Dana's Letters on the Trin-
ity,
221, 274 Year, New

42
Typee, a Peep at Polynesia, 230

Past

- 568
Bushnell's Christian Nurture, 323 Coming

572
Argument for Chris- Young American's Magazine, 141
410

569

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At the very porch of the OBSERVATORY, as we are entering into its labors, we seem to be called upon to make known in advance, so far as it can be done, what the objects and character of the work will be.

It is true, that there is a multitude of periodicals in existence. But in this very fact, we see a reason for adding another to the number, to maintain the “ balance of power.” portion of our people, to whom the great doctrines of salvation are still precious and venerable, feel themselves pressed in, as it were, on every side, by the growing mass of printed matter, which bears offensively upon them. They need something, whereby they may press out again, and bear back the intolerable weight.

The OBSERVATORY will stand upon a strong doctrinal basis, with the Bible, square and solid, for its corner-stone. It has been sagely said, in the true spirit of the inductive philosophy, “ As in nature, the more you remove yourself from particulars, the greater peril of error do you incur; so, much more in divinity, the more you recede from the Scriptures, by inferences and consequences, the more weak and dilute are your positions. The Scriptures stand in the same relation to the theologian, as the world of matter to the natural philosopher."* To the responses of this living oracle, the Word of God, we wish ever to yield

* Essay, Biographical and Critical, prefixed to the works of Jeremy Taylor. London edition, 1835. VOL. I.

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