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4.—New Work on Christian Antiquities. We are happy to hear that a new work on the subject of Christian Antiquities is in the course of preparation, by the Rev. LYMAN COLEMAN, Principal of the Teachers' Seminary, Andover, Mass. Such a work has long been a desideratum. The treatise of Bingham is voluminous, not always the most impartial, and, in the present state of knowledge, imperfect. Bingham was very strongly attached to his own communion, and is, of course, apt to be prejudiced in its favor. The work of Mr. Coleman will be on the basis of that of Augusti, a distinguished professor in the university of Bonn. The original work of this venerable theologian was published in 12 volumes, 1817–1837. This was the result, according to his representations, of the study and industry of many years. It was very favorably received, not only in Germany, but in England, Holland, Denmark and Sweden. An abridgment of this work in three octavo volumes, by the author himself, has been published since the larger work was issued. The design of this compend was to satisfy the demands of the public for a work less voluminous and expensive, which should at the same time embody all the important facts relating to this subject. In the accomplishment of his task, the author pursued a middle course between an extended detail and a barren abstract. The whole ground in the abridgment, is carefully revised and improved. That part, however, which relates to the original organization of the church and to the priesthood, the author has, very judiciously, given entire. The treatise contains an elaborate account of those important points, together with an ample statement of the various rites of worship, the sacred seasons and festivals of the primitive church, their methods of celebrating the Lord's Supper—the subjects and mode of baptism, marriage and funeral ceremonies, etc. In a word, it comprehends the whole subject of ecclesiastical antiquities, in a clear, systematic and happy manner. If the translation and condensation is well done by Mr. Coleman, of which, from his sound judgment and well-known habits of accuracy and industry, we cannot doubt, the public will be put in possession of an invaluable work, almost equally interesting to the theological student, the minister and the antiquarian. Much will be found in it, also, to interest the general reader.
Augusti has been successively professor of theology at Jena, Breslau and Bonn. He is the author of many works, chiefly relating to Church History, and is deservedly regarded as one of the leading antiquarians of the age. In the Halle
Allgemeine Litteratur Zeitung, he is characterized as an “honored veteran,” in this department of sacred literature. By occasional abridgments, and by the omission of such parts as may be least interesting to the American reader, it is thought that the work may be brought within one octavo volume. 5.—The Elements of Geology for Popular Use, containing a des
cription of the Geological Formations and Mineral Resources of the United States. By Charles A. Lee, M. D. Late Prof. of Materia Medica and Medical Jurisprudence in the University of the City of New-York. Har
per and Brothers, 1839. We have perused this work, which forms one of the volumes of Harpers' School District Library, with pleasure. Commencing with a short abstract of those laws and phenomena of Chemistry, a knowledge of which is necessary to the full understanding of the subsequent parts of the work, it is divided into two sections, the first containing a view of General Geology, and the second the Geology of the United States.
Though the book is avowedly intended for the use of the younger members of the community, it is not the less adapted to instruct maturer minds. It gives a good view of the actual state of the science, and is to a great extent free from those embarrassing technicalities and premature hypotheses, which deform so many other works on the same subject.
Recent LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.
Germany. Two Editions of the entire Works of Plato are in the process of publi. cation in Germany. One is under the charge of Prof. G. Stallbaum, of Leipsic. The first section of vol. viii., containing Theatælus, has just been published. It is aceompanied with commentaries. The other Edition is edited by Baiter, Orelli and Winckelmann. Ast's Edition, with a complete apparatus of Notes, Lexicon and Indexes, has been for some time out of press. A zealous Platonist has arisen at Utrecht in Holland, Van Heusde, who has written largely and con amore on the subject.—The
* For further notices of Augusti's great work, see Am. Bib. Repos. Jan. 1839, pp. 253, 254,
15th (enlarged and amended) Edition of Buttmann's smaller Greek Grammar has been issued. One of the earlier Editions of this Grammar was translated by Gov. Everett. Dr. Franklin's Life and Essays, with a Dictionary of the words employed, has appeared at Carlsruhe.-S. M. Ehrenberg has published at Berlin, a Practical Elementary Book, for the learning of the Hebrew Language.- A new and excellent Edition of Locman's Fables in Arabic, has been edited by Prof. Roediger of Halle. It is accompanied with Critical Notes, and a Glossary. Prof. R. is one of the ablest Arabic scholars now living.-L. H. Löwenstein has published a new Edition of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, with a careful collation of MSS., both ancient and the more recept, accompanied with a metrical translation and with notes.-Perthes of Hamburgh, has issued a History of the Græco-Roman Philosophy, exhibited from the sources, by H. Ritter and L. Preller.-Prof. Ritter has published appendices and additions to the first four volumes of his History of Philosophy.-Prof. A. Schöll has brought out some contributions to the History of Greek Poesy.-A 3d Edition of Guerike's Manual of Church History has appeared; also the first section of F. Hitzig's brief exegetical Manual for the Old Testament; vol. 3. of Hengstenberg's Contributions to the Introduction to the Old Testament, on the authenticity of the Pentateuch; section 2d of Prof. Maurer's Grammatical, Critical and Historical Commentary on the Old Testament. This is a brief, judicious and valuable exegetical book for beginners in the reading of the Old Testament. As a grammatical assistant, it is much preferable to the ponderous volumes of Rosenmüller.A new Edition of Münscher's Manual of Dogmatics, with references to the sources, historical notices, etc., edited, after the death of Von Cölln, a previous Editor, by C. G. Neudecker. An earlier Edition of this Manual was translated by Dr. Murdock of New-Haven.-A 3d Edition of Olshausen's Commentary on the Gospel of John has been published. The following volumes from the pen of Tholuck, are advertised :-2d Edition of the Credibility of the Gospel History, with a Criticism on the Life of Jesus, by Strauss. Miscellaneous Writings, chiefly of an apologetic character. “The Old Testament in the New, or the citations in the New Testament from the Old, and on the nature of the sacrifices and priesthood." De Wette has brought out a new Edition of his exegetical Manual of the New Testament; and Winer, a 3d Edition of his Manual of Theological Literature, with short biographical notices of the writers.--The learned Prof. Boeckh, of Berlin, has published a very valuable Essay, on the weights, measures, etc., of the ancients, in their mutual relations.--Lassen of Bonn, one of the prineipal orientalists of Germany, has published contributions to the History of the Greek and Indo-Scythian Kings of Bactria, Cabool, and India, by deciphering the ancient Cabool legends, which are found on their coins.-Dr. Julius of Hamburgh has published "the Moral Condition of North-America, from the author's observations, made in 1834-6.-Julius Furst, author of the New Hebrew Concordance, has been appointed Professor of Oriental Languages, in the University of Leipsic. He was nominated by the professors, and appointed by the king of Saxony. He is a young man, and is said to be the first Jew, who has ever been named to a professorship in Germany.-Dr. Strauss, who was appointed to a professorship in Zurich in Switzerland, has been obliged to leave the post on account of the strong opposition which was made to him by the inhabitants of the Canton.
france. The prince Alexander Labanoff, has published the hitherto inediled let. ters of Mary Stuart, accompanied by divers despatches and insiructions. The 16th No. of Vol. I. of the Monuments of Egypt and Nubia, after the designs executed for them by Champollion the younger, etc., has been published under the auspices of Guizot and Thiers. - A Supplement :0 ihe Dictionary of the French Academy has been published under the direction of a member of the Academy, in 20 nos. 8vo.-M G. Padthier, the Chinese scholar, has brought out an Essay on the origin and forma. tion of the different systems of oriental and occidental writing - The fitih 'section of Vol. III. of the new edition of Henry Stephens's Greek Thesaurus, under the charge of Hase and the two Dindorfs, bas made its appearance. We are glad to notice a French Translation of Sparks edition of the Writings of Washington. under the superintendence of Guizot. We may also mention that a selection from these w
n that a selection from these writings, has been translated in Germany by Miss Tieck, daughter of the celebrated Tieck of Dresden. The version is furnished with a Preface by the historian Von Raumur of Berlin.
Alnited States. Dr. Webster, professor in Harvard University, is preparing a transla. tion of some of the more celebrated eulogies which have been pronounced at Paris in honor of distinguished deceased Savans. A selection from these eulogies, with such notes as the translator may be able to supply, cannot but be useful. We understand that the Rev Joseph B. Felt, of Boston, a learned and zealous antiquarian, will soon publish an ecclesiastical history of New England. No man in the country, perhaps, is more familiar with the early Purilan annals.-We are also informed that the Rev. Dr Allen, late President of Boudoin College, is engaged in preparing an " Ecclesiastical History of New England from its first settlement." Dr Alle is also familiar with the subjects of such a history, and bis work may be a suc. cessful competitor with that of Mr. Felt. The translation of Dr. Wiggers's History of Augustinianism and Pelagianism. by Prof. Emerson of Andover, is in press, and will appear in the course of the Spring. It will be a rich ac• cession to our Theological literature. We are glad to hear that Crocker & Brewster, of Boston, will put to press at an early day, a new Edition of Smith & Dwight's Tour in Armenia. It will probably be comprised in one volume 8vo. No book of Travels by Americans, has been better re. ceived by the learned of Europe. It has been republished in England, and also been translated into German.
D. Appleton & Co. have now in press, Dr. John Pve Smith's work on the Relation between the Holy Scriptures and some parts of Geological Science. See notice of the English Edition in the last No. of the Repository, p. 241.
Gould, Newman and Saxton, Andover & New-York bave in press “ An Introduction to the French Language," prepared by D Fosdick, Jr., on a plan similar to that of his German Introduction. "A German Dictionary in two parts," by the same author is in press and nearly ready for publica cation by Perkins & Marvin, Bosion. It will be stereotyped in about 619 pages 12mo.
INDEX TO VOLUME III.
Adams, Rev. N. Review of the Me- Bacon, Rev. Leonard, on the Proper
moir of Mrs. Sarah L. Smith 194. Character and Functions of Amer-
tion of the Second Episile of Peter, Baptism: Import of Bantilw, Pres.
Beecher on 40. Statement of the
lion 41. Meaning of the word
gard of these principles 43. False
45. Barrisw signifies to cleanse,
tism and regeneration came to be
water baptism 368. Other proofs
Comparalire Moral Purity of 281 Barnes, Red. Albert, His Notes on
Beecher, Rev. Pres. Edward, on
Buch, M. Von, to Prof. Robinson 31.