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THE

NEW JERUSALEM

MAGAZINE,

FOR 1827-8.

VOL I.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY A. HOWARD, No. 157, COURT STREET.

1828.

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NEW JERUSALEM MAGAZINE.

No. I.

SEPTEMBER, 1827.

ADVERTISEMENT.

We cannot preface our labours with a distinct plan of them, for we have formed none; but we would state our motives in commencing this publication. There are now many who are interested in the doctrines of the New Jerusalem ; some deriving from their little knowledge a wish to know more, and others desiring that the light which discloses to them the way of life, may shine more and more distinctly, day by day. Many circumstances make it more convenient to publish a work like the present here, than in

any
other part of our country.

We have therefore been often and much urged to establish a magazine, which should teach the doctrines, and be governed by the principles of this church. Hitherto we have been deterred from making the attempt, by the circumstance that no one of us could devote himself to the work without an abandonment of duty. But we have

leisure, and wish to ascertain by experiment, whether we can usefully employ this leisure upon the pages of a New Jerusalem Magazine.

Our work will necessarily have a more desultory character than it would probably bear if it were produced by the regular labour of individuals who could find in it their principal employment. But under no circumstances could it be expected that a methodical exposition of an extensive and most peculiar system of theology and philosophy would be attempted in a periodical pamphlet of small size and not frequent publication. There is nothing within the bounds of being, nothing which refers to any relation between any existences, that may not be illustrated by the light which we suppose to be now “ coming down from the

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