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34.- The Pilgrim's Note-Book; or Choice Sayings, illustrative of

Christian Character and Duty. Selected by Mrs. F. L. SMITA. New York: M. W. Dodd. 1846. pp. 124, 32m0.

A pretty little volume of well selected incidents in the lives of different devoted servants of God, together with many beautiful and striking observations.

35.— The Example of Washington commended to the Young. By

Rev. Joseph ALDEN, D. D. New York: M. W. Dodd. 1846. pp. 108, 18mo.

Prof. Alden has become quite a popular author with the young: and, that being the case, it is matter of gratulation that the tendency of his little volumes is so good.

And what a great matter is it, too, that George Washington, whose name is every thing to an American child, was a good manthat the example of such an one, honored throughout the world, can be safely recommended to our children.

This is not a narrative of Washington's life, but a selection of striking incidents for the purpose of commending to the attention and imitation of youth, some of his prominent qualities.

36- The Siege of Derry. By CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH.

American Edition. New York: John S. Taylor & Co. pp. 322, 18mo.

Third 1846.

Already known to most of our readers as a thrilling book-let it be disseminated widely.

37.— Influence of Physica! Causes on Religious Experience. By Jo

SEPH H. Jones. Phil.: W. S. Martien. 1846. pp. 132, 13 mo.

An excellent little book, adapted to do much good. It meets the case of many of God's dear children, who make great mistakes in estimating their Christian character, for want of just such knowledge as is here furnished. May many bruised reeds be healed through its instrumentality. This, we know, is the highest wish of the author, in

respect to it.

38.— The Land of Sinim, or an Exposition of Isaiah xlix. 12, 1o

gether with a Brief Account of the Jews and Christians in China. By A MissionARY in China. Phil.: Wm. S. Martien. 1845. pp. 147, 18mo.

An interesting little book, detailing the history of the Jews in China-Early Christians in China-Nestorians in China-Roman Catholics-Protestant Missionaries, etc.

39.—An Examination of President Edwards's Inquiry into the Free

dom of the Will. By ALBERT Taylor BLEDSOE. Phil.: H. Hooker. 1845. pp. 234, 12mo.

We received this work at too late a season to allow of a very particular examination. It is written with candor and clearness, and with an apparent desire to arrive at the truth. The author's view of Edwards's philosophy will be discovered from his Review of Mr. Martin's article, in the present number of the Repository. 40.— Theobald, or the Fanalic: A True History. From the German

of Heinrich Stilling. Translated by Rev. SAMUEL SCHÆFFER. Phil.: H. Hooker. 1846. pp. 286, 12mo.

Stilling is already favorably known to us. His Theobald is a work of great popularity at home, and the translation will, no doubt, be acceptable here. Its design is to show that the via media between unbelief and religious delusion is the way to temporal and eternal happiness.

The hero is a fictitious character, but the incidents are matters of sact, derived from his own observation of men and manners. It is an exceedingly interesting and valuable book, written with much discrimination, and well adapted to meet some of the delusions of the present day. “The itch,” he says, “ of founding separate religious sects is founded itself in pride-in pride concealed under the mask of piety—and is nothing less than insurrection against that peace and order of society guaranteed to us under the most sacred sanctions."

41.-A Pictorial History of England. By S.C. GOODRich, author of

Peter Parley's Tales. Phil.: Sorin & Ball. 1846. pp. 444, 12mo.

This is the third of the series of Pictorial Histories prepared by Mr. Goodrich, and published by Sorin & Ball; and we certainly think this, on England, falls not a whit behind the others, but rather surpasses them. It is very comprehensive for school book, embracing all the principal events; and the style of the author, with the fine wood-cut illustrations, renders it especially interesting to children. 42.- The Extent of the Atonement, in its Relation to God and the

Universe. By Thomas W. JENKYN, D. D., President of Coward College, London. Second American Edition, from the third London. Boston: Gould, Kendall & Lincoln. 1846. pp. 266, 12mo.

This book will not meet with universal acceptance, because it opposes views of the atonement held by some branches of the Church : but we think it one of the most masterly works on the subject with which we have met. The whole doctrine, in all its relations, is presented in a striking and forcible manner, and with an array of argument on the different points, which antagonists will not easily overthrow. We have chapters on- - The Nature and Design of the Atone. ment-Its Relation to the Person of the Son of God-Relation to the Perfections of God-Relation to His Purposes-To His Works—To Divine Moral Government–To Providence-To the Whole System of Divine Truth-To Sin-To Salvation-To the Work of the SpiritTo the Church-To the Various Dispensations of Revealed Religion—To the Eternal State of the Universe-Its Moral Grandeur. 43.-British Quarterly Review.

This valuable Quarterly, representing the Dissenting interest in Great Britain, has completed its first volume. The Rev. Dr. Vaughan, the editor, is known among us as a writer of great force of intellect and strength of style. His articles are always read with interest and profit, as are those of Dr. Hamilton, and others.

On the whole, we think the Review evinces quite as much talent as the very best of the English Quarterlies.




The recent controversy about Ronge has called forth many works on all points related to the new Reformation. Among others Kempf Luther's gegen Heiligenanrufung, Bilderdienst, und Reliquienverehrung; John Tetzel, der Ablasskrämer, Ein seitenstück zu der Reliquienverehrung und zu dem heiligen Roch zu Trier.—Dr. Aug. Ludw. Geo. Krehl has published his work on Der Brief an die Romer. He takes for his starting point the present critical and philological conclusions of those who have commented on this epistle ; and, regarding it as the basis of dogmatic theology, he aims at a more comprehensive view of its great idea.-Das Evangelium Johannis und die neueste Hypo. these über seine Entstehung, von Dr. A. Ebrard.—Chrysostomes Postille. Auswahl seiner schönsten Predigten und übersetz von Prof. Dr. Hefeler.-Geschichte der Romischen Literatur, von J.C. F. Bähr, greatly enlarged and much improved.—An excellent and highly useful work, entitled : Bibliographisches Lexikon der gesammten Literatur der Griechen: von S. F. W. Hoffman.CI. Ptolemæi Geographia, Edid, C. F. A. Nolbe.-Rossius: Inscriptiones Græcæ Ineditæ, Fasc. III.

france. Chateubriand : Etudes ou Discours Historiques sur la Chute de l’Empire Romain, la Naissance et les Progrés du Christianisme, et l'Invasion des Barbares.--Duhamel : Histoire Constitutionelle de la Monarchie Espagnole, depuis l'Invasion des hommes du Nord jusqu'à la Mort de Ferdinand VIII. A. D.411–1833.--Mignet: Notice historique sur la Vie et les Travaux de M. de Sismondi.






A PRIL, 1 8 4 6.



By C. E. Srowe, D. D., Professor of Biblical Literature, Lane Seminary, Cincinnati.

Luther as a Writer of Hymns and Composer of Church Music.

1. Ueber Dr. Martin Luther's Verdienst um den Kirchengesang, oder Darstellung derjenigen was er als Liturg, als Liederdichter und Tonsetzer zur Verbesserung des oeffentlichen Gottesdienstes geleistet hat. Nebst einem aus der Originalen genomenen Abdrucke sämmtliche Lieder und Melodien Luthers, wie auch die Vorreden zu seinem Gesangbuche, von August Jakob Rambach, Prediger bei W. Jakob in Hamburg. Hamburg, 1813.

(Dr. Martin Luther's Merits in respect to Church Psalmody, or an exhibition of what he has done for the Reformation of Public Worship as a Liturgist, a Hymnologist, and a Composer of Tunes ; together with all the Hymns and Tunes of Luther, reprinted from the Original, and the Presaces to his Hymn Book. By A. J. Rambach.) 12mo. pp. xvi. 348.

2. Das Deutsche Kirchenlied von Dr. Martin Luther, bis auf Nic. Herman und Ambr. Blaurer; von Dr. K. E. Ph. Wachernagel. Stuttgart, 1841. THIRD SERIES, VOL. II. NO. II.


(The German Church Psalmody, froin Dr. M. Luther to N. Herman and A. Blaurer, by Dr. C. E. P. Wachernagel.) 4to. pp. xxxix. 894.

3. Dr. Martin Luther's Deutsche geistliche Lieder nebst den während seinen Leben dazu gebräuchlichen Singweisen und einigen mehrstimmigen Tonsätzen ueber dieselben von Meisten des sechszehnten Jahrhunderts. Herausgegeben als Textschrift zur Erfindung der Buchdruckerkunst, von O. V. Winterfeld. Mit eingedruchten Holtzschnitten und zeichungen, von A. Sträberber. Leipzig, 1840.

(Dr. M. Luther's German Spiritual Songs, with the tunes 10 which they were sung during his life, etc., etc.,) folio.

4. Schatz des Evangelisches Kirchengesangs, der Melodie und Harmonie nach aus den Quellen des 16 und 17 Jahrhunderts geschöpft, und zum heutigen Gebrauch gerichtet, zugleich als Versuch eines Normal- oder Allgemein- Choralbuch bezüglich der älteren Periode des Kirchengesangs. Unter Mitwirkung Mehrerer herausgegeben von G. Freihern von Tucker. Stuttgard, 1840.

(Treasury of Evangelical Church Psalmody in Melody and Harmony, drawn from the sources of the 16th and 17th century, and adapted to present use, etc., etc., 4to.)

5. Thesaurus hymnologicus, sive hymnorum canticorum frequentiorum circa ann. 1500 usitatorum Collectio Amplissima. Carmina collegit, apparatu crit. ornavit, veter. interpretum notas selectas suasque adjecit Hm. Adlb. Daniel. Halle, 1841. 8vo.

For several years past, the readers of the religious and theological journals of Germany have frequently seen articles in them under the somewhat odd-looking title of Die Gesangbuchsnoth— The Hymn Book Dificulty. When the German churches began to awake from the death-like slumbers of racionalism, they found their old hymns so corrupted and changed, and their new ones so tame and cold, that the church psalmody then in use no longer met the wants of the reanimated congregations, and various efforts were made to

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