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cite the attention which it deserves in the religious public at large.?-FULLER's Child's Scripture Examiner is commended: – These questions are constructed with much ingenuity and judgment, and will be found of great assistance to the Sunday School Teacher.'— The Bible Teacher's Manual, by a Clergy
The Reviewers say, 'this clergyman discovers exemplary zeal fidelity, and sound judgment.' THE BRITISH CRITIC notices Paloeromaica, or Historical and Philological Disquisitions ; inquiring ar hether the Hellenistic Style is not Latin-Greek, fc. The Author's opinions are, that knowledge of the Greek was not very general in the time of the Apostles; that one, at least, of the Gospels, and several of St. Paul's Epistles, were probably composed in Latin; that the received text bears marks of being a version from the Latin, possibly, a Greek re-translation, &c.; therefore the New Testament is not Hebrew-Greek, but Latin-Greek. The author professes to offer his notion as a matter for inquiry, without dogmatising himself. But in the course of his work, he not unfrequently falls into a style somewhat too positive, and pert, for a humble inquirer after truth. -- DR. BADELEY'S Authentic Narrative of Prince Hohenlohe's Extraordinary Cure of Miss B. O'Connor, a nun in the convent of New Hall, near Chelmsford, is reviewed, and the cure accounted for on ordinary grounds.ZIMMERMAN'S EUSEBIUS (Latin). This is a first volume of a Corpus Patrum Græcorum, long since announced by Professor Zimmerman. The work is approved as valuable, and neatly executed.--Horne's Introduction to the Study of the Scriptures. This work, which has often been noticed in our Epitome, is highly commended as one of the best works for Biblical illustration, which has ever been published.-DR. MAJEE'S (archbishop of Dublin) Charge at His Pri. mary Visitation, is highly commended, and a long Narrative is given, of the State of Polemics in Ireland, between the Catholics, and Protestants. In the Charge,
his Grace has admonished the Clergy to support the Reformed Religion against its opponents in Ireland; and the Papists have assailed it with great fury. One Friar Hayes has been a scurrilous and red-hot champion in the Catholic cause; and it must shew the awfully ignorant state of the people of Ireland, to be deluded by such advocates of such a religion!
THE MONTHLY Censor notices Vindication of the two First Chapters of St. Matthew, and of St. Luke --Jowett's Christian Researches-Bishop of GlouCESTER’s Charge-Bishop Denon's Sermons on the Public Means of Grace-Ditto on Confirmation COLTMAN's Visitation Sermon-Post's SermonsMount's Sermons at Bath-Sermon on an Intermediate State— BINGLEY'S Economy of a Christian Life - MORRISON'S Lectures-Bass on Baptism – The Boarding School-WILLAN'S Trarels in Egypt and, the Holy Land.-The Widow's Narrative.- Of the first Article, the Reviewer says, “We recommend the whole volume to the perusal of those who would see how little title, the Editors, of what they call the Improved Version of the New Testament, have established to the attention of scholars-Jowett's Researches are evidently reviewed under the intiuence of the strongest prejudice, and of course, condemned.-Denon's Sermons are commended. - The review of COLTMAN'S Sermon implies a malignant feeling towards Dissenters-Post's Sermons are approved Mount's Sermon is approved - The Discourse on the Intermediate Slate is from Dr. JORtin, and is published as a Reply to Materialists; it is approved.MORRISON'S Lectures are favourably noticed-Bass on Baptism is used to enable the writer to draw an inference that the opinions of the Dissenters on Baptism, are in a very unsettled state - an inference which shews the most consummate ignorance of the writings of that body, among whom Mr. Bass stands almost alope.The Boarding School is not much approved.Of Wilson's Travels it is said, “Mr. W. is a serious
and agreeable traveller, in whose company it is impossible not to derive entertainment and instruction
On the whole it is a well-written work, and we esteem it the more highly as it unquestionably was intended to effect the great purpose, of demonstrating the unreasonableness of Scepticism, and strengthening, by the most irrefragable proofs, the foundation of Revelation.'— The Widow's Narratire, a very pious and excellent publication, written by a Lady, but evidently one who prefers hearing the Gospel preached any where, rather than no where, gives great offence to these Reviewers, who consider it as a mere snake in
JOURNAL OF A Tour FROM ASTRACHAN TO KA
RASS, North of the Mountains of Caucasus; containing Remarks on the General Appearances of the Country, Manners of the Inhabitants, fc. with the Substance of many Conversations with Effendis, Mollas, and other Mahommedans, on the Questions at Issue between them and Christians. By The Rev. WM. GLEN, Missionary, Astrachan, 12mo.
Mr. Glen's Journal must be particularly interesting to the Directors and Friends of the Scottish Missionary Society, who are directing their efforts towards the numerous and scattered tribes that people the vicinity of Karass. The author is a man of sense, and seems in every respect to be well adapted to his station. The conversations with the Mahometans have amused and informed us, and indeed these constitute the cream of the book. We think, however, that the Journals sometimes enter too much into uninteresting detail, both as to the journies and the disputations. Some judicious hints are given at the close, respecting the best manner of conducting this Mission; and we are convinced, from the reasons alleged, that nothing will more effectually promote it than repeated itinerancies.
WILLIAM Barlow; a Sketch from Life.
The fair author has our thanks for this seasonable volume. In an interesting narrative she shews the baneful effects of Christianity upon the minds of the young, and in a well-supported dialogue, combats the objections against Christianity, and vindicates its authenticity and excellency, by the most cogent arguments, chiefly drawn from the best writers.
The STUDENT'S WALK; or, a Sabbath in the
We have read through this little volume, and have been highly gratified by its perusal. The narratives are related in a most engaging style, and serve to exhibit Religion in its native beauty, and Infidelity in its undisguised deformity. The character and end of an apostate from Christianity to Deism is truly awful, and in reference to this part of his work, the author says, “ The character of Rutherford is not fictitious. We rejected it at first, as too revolting; but the hope that such a fearful example might operate as a warning to others, afterwards led us to exhibit it.'
The PROTESTANT REFORMATION VINDICATED; a
Sermon delivered at Lune Street Chapel, Preston. By Joseph Fletcher, M. A. 8vo. pp. 35.
This very excellent sermon has remained by us too long without receiving that commendation which it justly merits. We recommend it, not only as a candid and luminous vindication of the Reformation, to put into the hands of Catholics, but also as an admirable epitome of it to be read by Protestants, many of whom know but little of that most interesting chain of events by which Providence brought about those glorious changes in the Church, which have not only furthered the great interests of immortality, but also promoted the political welfare of the world.
We quote a passage which will commend itself to all who know and value the doctrines of the reformation:
* And you will ask, how did the revived exhibition of the peculiar doctrines of the cross, aid and advance the cause of the Reformation ? Because the promulgation of these doctrines, is God's appointed instrument for the conversion and renovation of mankind ;-because, wherever these truths have free course, and are glorified, all the practical consequences of a pure and unde. filed religion, will follow ; because, without these, whatever temporary ascendancy, a new or another system might have secured over the priuciples of the papal church, there would have been no paramount result, worthy of the struggle and the contest in which so many thousands sealed their testimony with their blood! Be. cause whatever system of principles and institutions be support. ed, whatever names those principles may bear, in whatever communion of nominal Christianity they may be exhibited, whether established or non-established, by human authority, no spiritual good will be effected, if they are either omitted or denied ; no conversion of sinners to God, no genuine, vital, practical, experimental religion! These are the truths which God delights to honour'-by which the fishermen of Galilee overturned the altars of heathenism, expelled demons from their usurped dominion, struck dumb their lying oracles, and raised the standard of the cross over the ruins of ignorance, barbarism, and superstition, in the first ages of the world. And whence arose this mighty triumph ? Not by secular policy and worldly pomp, persecuting laws, and measures of violence; but by the force of these doc. trines, the evidence by which they were established, the purity with which they were adorned, and the faithful, persuasive, and earnest declaration of the truth, as it is in Jesus. These were the weapons of their Holy War; by these, mder God, they cast down strong holds, and dethroned high imaginations. By simi. lar methods, all the spiritual good of the reformation was effected; and whenever protestants of any order forget the great peculiarities of Evangelical truth ; whenever they contine their attention to principles that have no vital connection with the life-inspiring doctrine of the cross, whatever may be their professions, or their creeds, they will become the mere residium of a worldly system. They may contend for the outward defences, and external observances of Christianity, but the in-dwelling Spirit will retire froin their temples, and on their walls will be inscribed in legible characters-ihe glory is departed ! Institutions are for the sake of principles, and principles are worth nothing, only so far as they coincide with the great ends for which the entire system of Christianity was founded; the corversion of Sinners from the error of their ways, and the building up of the faithful in knowledge and holiness, unto life eternal!-pp. 19-21.