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LINDSAY & BLAKISTON, Philadelphia,
HAVE JUST PUBLISHED THE SECOND EDITION OF
THE HEAVENLY RECOGNITION, OR AN EARNEST AND SCRIPTURAL DISCUSSION OF THE QUESTION, Will we Kuow our Friends in Denuen?
BY REV. H. HARBAUGH, PASTOR OF THE FIRST GERMAN REFORMED CHURCH, LANCASTER, IA.
In One Volume, 12mo.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. The delightful theme of the blessed recognition of each other among believers, is, in this book of Mr. Harbaugh, pastor of the First German Reformed Church, Lancaster, Pa., handled in a very attractive, living, and comprehensive manner.-Professor Schaf, in his Kirchenfreund, Dec. 1852.
We have found great satisfaction in examining this book, and have no doubt it will prove a most acceptable as well as useful contribution to the theological and religious literature of the day. Christ is the centre and substance of it, and the hope of our eternal union with our sainted friends is ultimately resolved into our union with Him. This leading idea is set forth more prominently, and greater stress is laid upon it, and the subject in general is more extensively investigated and fully discussed, than in any other publication that has fallen under our notice. The arguments are derived from the twilight of paganism; from the universal consent of mankind; from reason; Jewish theology; the teachings of Christ; of the apostles; the Christian fathers; theologians, and from the testimony of good and learned men in general. The objections to the doctrine are answered, and its practical effects exhibited, with great ability and very satisfactorily. The purity and lucidity of the style, the deep pathos and beauty that runs ihrough the whole book, and its constant tendency to stimulate us to become Christians of the highest order, give unusual interest and value to the volume. We hope it may be extensively read.-Lutheran Observer.
We have read the above work with much pleasure. It is gotten up in handsome style, and forms a very appropriate sequel to its predecessor. “ The Sainted Dead.” Those who have read that work can. not but desire to read this. It is full of pious, Christian thought, presented in the forcible and lively style for which the productions of ihe author are distinguished.
The argument is conclusive. The objections are fully and fairly met. The whole, in our opinion, ought to be sufficient to put the question at rest in the view of every candid mind.
The work, like its predecessor, is destined to find an extensive cir. culation. It must meet with a welcome reception from the pious of all denominations. None can read it without being profited as well as entertained.-German Reformed Messenger.
The author, in this volume, has chosen a pleasing theme-one which will meet the eye of the bereaved with a thrill of joy. The fact of such a recognition is argued from Scripture, and a great variety of considerations, and in a very conclusive and satisfactory manner. It would be well for all who are looking forward to the heavenly state, and anticipating its enjoyments, to read this book, as it will be sure to quicken their faith and warm their languid affections for things above. 'Those who have been called to part with Christian friends will here find a rich solace to their smitten hearts.-Christian Chronicle.
This is a full discussion of a most interesting topic. For our own part we have never doubted that Christians will know in heaven those whom they have loved on earth. Some, indeed, have denied it, actu. ated in part by the feeling that it is essential to the happiness of heaven not to know that any of our friends are lost. To avoid this result, and for other reasons, it has been held that all knowledge of earthly relationships will cease. He who desires a full discussion of this topic on grounds of reason, and of Scripture, and also a full view of the history of opinions concerning it, will find them in this book. It is a work of decided interest and ability. The Congregationalist.
This is an eloquent work, discussing an exalted theme, in which men in every age have felt a living interest. Our friends in heaven! They will never die-they will be in everlasting remembrance and shall we not know them? Our author affirms the doctrine involved, and supports it by a series of chapters, in which he surveys the pagan ideas of a future life, showing that faith in a future recognition was universal. He also examines the suggestions of human reason, cites the proofs of the doctrine found in the writings of the Jews, and allusions to it in the teachings of Christ and the Apostles, and Christian Fathers. He then cites the views of Luther, Calvin, Melancthon, Baxter, Tillotson, and many distinguished divines in modern times, and answers objections to the doctrine.-Christian Recorder.
Of all the subjects that can interest the human heart, few, it must be admitted, can exceed that which constitutes the matter of this volume. We can only say, that the subject is treated here in a touching and feeling manner, and with the aids which the light of Revela. tion affords for a dim, distant perception of that world to which we are all hastening. Shall we know and recognize our friends there? What a host of powerful emotions rush upon the heart at the associa. tions, the recollections, and the anticipations which the enquiry awakens !-- American Courier.
AN EARNEST AND SCRIPTURAL INQUIRY
INTO THE ABODE OF
THE SAINTED DEAD,
BY REV. H. HARBAUGH,
FASTOR OF THE FIRST GERMAN REFORMED CHURCH, LANCASTER, PA.
Seventh Edition, Revised and Improved.
" Seelig sind die das Heimweh haben, denn sie sollen nach Haus kommen."