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mental, redundant, consolatory, and The leading facts and arguments are often unctuous. They will find ac. well put, and we commend the contents ceptance with his many admirers.
to the attention of our readers. Recent Awakenings and Higher Christy's Inheritance. A Lon
Holiness. By A. Moody STUART, don Story. By FLORENCE WHITD.D. (London: The Religious
(London: H. S. King Tract Society.)
and Co.) The size of this little book is in in.
This story is not ill-written, but is disverse proportion to its worth. It con
figured and spoiled by what we deem tains the weighty thoughts of one who mistaken and mischievous religious has long known, and loved, and de- teaching clared the truth. They are likely to correct mistakes about conversion and The Problem of Life. (London: holiness.
The Religious Tract Society.)
The author of this work sets forth the The Remains of the Rev. Richard
line of argument through which he was Cecil, M.A. With numerous Selec
led from scepticism to Christian faith. tions from his Works. (London :
He shows that Christianity alone satisElliot Stock.)
factorily answers the three questions, We heartily commend this republica- What am I? Whence came I? Whither tion of “ Cecil's Remains." The classifi
do I go? cation of subjects and the addition of fresh materials confer increased value on A Memoir of Madame Feller. the work. Useful suggestions and wise Compiled by J. M. CRAMP, D.D., words may be found in every page. As author of “The History of the a well printed and convenient volume
Baptists.” (London: Elliot Stock.) it will be welcomed and prized by those Madame Feller was a Swiss Christian, who are familiar with the old editions
who left her own country to seek the and by many to whom it will be new.
spiritual welfare of the French Cana
dians. This record of her self-denying, Christian Perfection. By ASA
consistent, and useful life, supplies a MAHAN, D.D. New Edition. (Lon- beautiful illustration of the power of don : F. E. Longloy.)
Christian faith and love. Those who wish to see what the ad. vocates of “ Christian Perfection" The Lost Found; or, Brunhild's mcan, may learn from this treatise, Trials. By AGNES GIBERNE. perhaps one of the best on that par- Going to Sea. By CONSTANCE ticular side of a question which has re- BEVERLEY.—Little Faults, and their cently given rise to much discussion.
Cure. By the Author of “Soldier
Fritz," &c.—True and False Friend. On the Revision of the Author- ship, and other Stories. (London:
ized Version of the Scriptures. With Religious Tract Society.) an Account of the Revision now in The first and second of these stories Progress. By HENRY CHARLES are the most interesting ; but all are Fox, LL.B. (London: Hodder good, and convey suitable lessons for the and Stoughton, Paternoster-row.)
young. This excellent little volume supplies a deficiency in our literature ; seeing that
Re-union in the Heavenly Kingon this subject “there is no work in dom, and other Discourses. (Third existence which treats of it as a whole." Series.) By the Rev. WILLIAM
which the orthodox belief in the Divine glory of our Lord was established. Commodore J. G. Goodenough:
A Brief Memoir. By CLEMENTS R.
Co., Portsea.) A short notice of a remarkable man, whose life and services
were lost to the nation, during a cruise in the Pearl. In a visit to Santa Cruz he was shot with a poisoned arrow. Dying a few days after, he illustrated a noble character by his Christian demeanour in life's last hours,
ANDERSON, LL.D., Glasgow. With an Introductory Sketch by the Rev. George CLARK HUTTON, D.D., Paisley. (London : Hodder and Stough
ton.) This goodly volume of sermons is a precious gift to the Church. They are full of sweet counsel and holy instruction in the spirit of Christian manli
Here is argument for the intellect and food for the soul. Dr. Anderson a powerful preacher, able to reach all classes of hearers, and who being dead yet speaks to us in these discourses, which we cannot recommend too strongly. Principles of New Testament
Quotation. Established and applied to Biblical Science. By the Rev. JAMES Scott, M.A., B.D. (Edin
burgh : T. and T. Clark.) This is a work displaying great research and erudition. The author handles in a masterly way a very important subject, and has produced a treatise which may be regarded as almost exhaustive. The author is not one who indulges in speculation, or theory. His conclusions are invariably based on an extensive induction of literary facts, collected from all sources illustrative of his subject. We strongly recommend his work to the attention of readers. To Christian ministers especially, and students of Divinity, it must prove exceedingly useful.
It is Well. A Sermon by the
Rev. W. Watson, Kirkcudbright. (Edinburgh : William Oliphant and
Co.) This discourse was occasioned by the death of a little child. The bereaved father seeks to console others in similar circumstances by the truths which solaced and strengthened him. A Brief Defence of Supernatural
Christianity. By John KENNEDY,
(London : Daldy, Isbister, and Co.) The author has done well in re-publishing this popular reply to one of the most arrogant and unsatisfactory works of the day.
BRIEFER NOTICES OF BOOKS.
A Book of Praise for Home and School. Selected and arranged by S. D. Major. (London: Hodder and Stoughton.) A book so well established in reputation, and so largely used, hardly needs a notice here. We are heartily glad to see this carefully revised and excellent edition.—Life in the Invisible. Thoughts on the State of the Blessed Dead. (London: Elliot Stock.) A convenient and useful classification of Scriptural statements on the subject, with sundry suggestions on their bearing. Subjoined are four brief conversations relating to the consideration of the “ Second Advent in the light of Christ's words alone."
THE NEW EDITOR. THE
managers of the EvANGELICAL MAGAZINE have great pleasure in stating that the Rev. Dr. H. R. Reynolds, principal of Cheshunt College, has accepted their unanimous invitation to become the future Editor.
Dr. Reynolds will shortly enter upon his duties; and prospective alterations, with the new year, will be duly announced.
The managers avail themselves of this opportunity of urging all their friends to strengthen the hands of their honoured and beloved friend and brother, by endeavouring to sustain and extend the circulation of the Magazine, for which they hope a long and increasingly useful career is opening
HACKNEY COLLEGE.-The annual service in connection with the re-opening of this institution was held on Wednesday evening, September 6th, when there was a good attendance of friends and supporters. The devotional exercises were conducted by the Revs. S. McCall (Resident Tutor), G. L. Turner (Classical Tutor), J. Nunn, J. Farren, D. M. Jenkins, W. P. Lyon, W. Tyler, and F. Soden. An interesting and instructive address was delivered by the Rev. Dr. Legge, Professor of Chinese in the University of Oxford. Dr. Legge first of all congratulated the students on the resumption of their studies, and then proceeded to dwell on the work of the ministry. He counselled the students to be true to their vocation, and assured them they would never regret their choice. Towards the close of his address Dr. Legge urged upon them the desirableness of cultivating the fervour of piety and the dignity of manner becoming their future position. The best thanks of the assembly were presented to Dr. Legge for the admirable address he had delivered.
CONGREGATIONAL BOARD.---The first meeting of the session was held at the Memorial Hall, Farringdon-street, on Tuesday evening, September 12th, when there were nearly one hundred members
present. After singing and the reading of Scripture, the Revg. J. Corbin and J. Farren engaged in prayer. An interesting and suggestive address was delivered by the Rev. J. Viney, the chairman for
On the motion of the Rev. Dr. Newth, seconded by the Rev. A. Hannay, the cordial thanks of the meeting were presented to Mr. Viney. Touching reference was made to the loss sustained by the Board, during the recess, by the death of the Revs. Dr. Halley, O. Dukes, and W. Campbell. An appropriate resolution, in relation to the Bulgarian atrocities, was adopted, and the proceedings closed with the Benediction.
The Irish CONGREGATIONAL UNION. — The Congregational Union of Ireland opened its session for 1876 in the Donegall-street Church, Belfast, on Monday evening. The Rev. John White conducted the opening exercises, and introduced the chairman for the year, the Rev. James Bain, of Straid. Mr. Bain has been long known as a hardworking pastor amongst a large rural population, by whom he is greatly beloved. In his inaugural address he reviewed the state of the churches, and referred to the increasing evidences of prosperity which were to be seen amongst the Congregational churches in Ireland. The principal business was next the reception of delegates. The Rev. John White introduced the Rev. G. L. Herman, of Gravesend, who addressed the Union at large, impressing upon ministers and people the necessity of closer intercourse with God and dependence on the Holy Ghost for success, especially in view of the ever-varying forms of irreli. gion. The Rev. R. Sewell, of Londonderry, introduced the Rev. Palmer Grenville, LL.B., of Glasgow, who spoke in encouragement of the brethren in their arduous labour, and congratulated them on the steady and honourable testimony which they had borne in Ireland amidst great difficulty. The various meetings were numerously attended and well sustained.
THE EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE.--The council of the Evangelical Alliance announces that the" Annual Conference of British and Foreign Christians" will be held in Southport, Lancashire, on
the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th of October, Subjects of great importance to Conti. nental missions, religious liberty, and the progress of the Gospel throughout the world are set down for consideration. The meetings will take place in the Town Hall, commencing on the evening of Tuesday, the 3rd instant, with a social gathering. The annual address will be delivered the following morning by the chairman, the Hon. and Rev. E. V. Bligh, M.A. Christian Missions is the subject for discussion on the Thursday. The afternoons will be devoted to sectional meetings, and public meetings will take place in the evenings. The breakfast is announced for the closing day, Friday, under the presidency of the Mayor of Southport. The Council assure friends intending to be present that they will receive a cordial welcome, and the usual hospitality, to the full extent of the means at the disposal of the Southport Committee.
News of Our Churches.
Rev. W. Dunk resigns the charge of
the church at Steeple and Tillingham, Rev. J. MENMUIR has left the church
Essex, at Michaelmas, to become pastor at Leyburn to become pastor at
at Goring, near Reading. Mickleby, near Whitby.
MR. H. G. Nicholls, of Hackney Rev. James BELSHER, who for three College, has accepted an invitation to years has been assistant minister at
the church at Dedham, Essex. Hadleigh, Suffolk, is removing to Fetter Rev. W. Attwell has resigned his Lane Chapel, London.
charge at Potterspury. Rev. J. C. McMICHAEL has resigned
Rey. E. A. PuuLLIP3, M.A., of Bath, the pastorate of the church at Gawler, has commenced his ministry at HoddesSouth Australia, with the intention of
don returning to England.
Rey. G. THOMAS, of Dartmouth, Rev. S. Haymes, of Brentford, has ac.
commences his labours at Honicepted an invitation to the church at ton, East Devon, on the first Sabbath Towcester.
in October. Rev. JOSEPH Mantin, of Cheshunt
REV. JAMES Ross, late minister of College, has settled as pastor of the Union Church, Calcutta, has accepted a church at Bingley.
call to the pastorate of the CongregaRev. Joun JAMES, of Hope Chapel,
tional Church at Montrose. Clifton, has become pastor of the recently Rev. ZECHARIAH MATHER hag reunited churches at Brentford.
moved from Festiniog to Barmouth.
NEW CHURCHES, CHAPELS, &c.
Zion Chapel, East Grinstead, was reopened on August 18th, after extensive repairs and improvements. Sermons were preached by the Rev. W. H. Stent, and the Rev. J. B. Figgis, B.A.
BARBICAN Chapel, New North Road, wbich has been closed for painting and repairs, was re-opened on Sunday, September 3rd, by sermons from the pastor of the church, the Rev. Joseph Boyle, and the Rev. LI. D. Bevan, LL.B., of Tottenham Court Road.
The new church at Weston-superMare was opened on September 12th, by the Rev. Newman Hall. The church is a handsome building, and has cost £7,000.
A new church at Haydon Bridge was opened September 11th, by Mr. J. Lish, of Hexham.
SITTINGBOURNE Free Church, after being closed for extensive alterations, was re-opened September 3rd, when two sermons were preached by the Rev. A. J. Barfield.
A new Sunday-school connected with the church at Haslingden, was opened September 7th, by Mr. Thomas Holden. The dedication prayer was offered by the Rev. W. Roseman, of Bury.
The memorial-stone of a new church at Chertsey was laid on September 7th, by W. G. Soper, Esq. An address was delivered by Rev. A. E. Lord, and the dedicatory prayer was offered by the Rev. Dr. Davies. The proceedings were, however, interrupted by a heavy thunderstorm.
Rev. E. H. HIGGINS, of Lancashire College, was ordained (August 30th) to the pastorate of the Congregational Church, Kettering, so long presided over by the Tollers, father and son. The Rev. T. Toller offered the ordina. tion prayer, and Professor Scott and the Revs. A. Thomson, M.A., E. T. Prust, and W. E. Morris took part in the services.
Rev. F. W. AVELING, M.A., B.Sc., was ordained at Commercial Street Chapel, Northampton, as co-pastor to the Rev. E. T. Prust. The Rev. J. Baldwin Brown, B.A., delivered an exposition of Congregational principles. The Rer. E. T. Prust offered the ordina. tion prayer, the Rev. Dr. Aveling delivered the charge, and the Rev. Ll. D. Bevan preached to the people.
DEATHS. Rev. ROBERT HALLEY, D.D. (late principal of New College, London, and formerly minister of Cavendish Street Chapel, Manchester,) died at Batworth Park, Arundel, on August 18th, aged 80.
Rev. C. W. EvAN, of Adelaide, South Australia, died August 27th. Mr. Evan was returning to England in quest of health, and had arrived safely, though in feeble health, in "The Torrens," in the London Docks; but departed to his rest a few hours after the ship had cast her anchor, and before he could be removed on shore. His age was 53, and he had exercised his ministry about 30 years.
THE Managers acknowledge with thanks the following Sacramental Collections in aid of the Widows' FUND:—Richmond, Surrey, by Rev. G. S. Ingram, £10; Norwich, Princes Street, by Mr. Boardman, £6; Market Harborough, by Mr. W. E. Morris, £2 12s.; Swinton, by Rev. H. F. Walker, £1 10s. ; Ware, by Rev. J. S. Darley, £1; Jersey, St. John's, by Rev. P. Binet, £1 3s. 2d. ; Wickhambrook, by Rev. F. Vaughan, £1 1s. 7d.; Bury, Bethel Chapel, by Mr. W, Davenport, £1; Elland, Yorkshire, by Mr. S. Nadin, 178. ld. ; Byfield, by Rev. C. Brown, 5s.; Taylor, Mr. J., Whitby (donation), 5s.