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ART. XI.-LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

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The valuable " Ante-Nicene Christian Library," published by Messrs. T. & T. Clark is approaching completion. The 15th and 16th volumes of the series are, Vol. II. of Tertullian, and the Apocryphal Gospels, Acts, and Revelation. In their Foreign Theological Library, Bleek's “Introduction to the New Testament," and Keil's “Introduction to the Old Testament,'' are completed by the publication of the second volume of each.

The revision of the authorized version has recently been acted on by Convocation, and the committee who are to act with the committee of bishops in accomplishing the proposed work, includes such names as Alford, Stanley, Rose, Sel. wyn, Blakesley, Jebb, and Kay. Among the bishops are Wilberforce, Thirlwall, Wordsworth, and Ellicott, and among those whose counsel and co-operation are solicited are, for the Old Testament, scholars like W. L. Alexander, Davies, Fairbairn, Ginsburg, Leathes, Perowne, Pusey, and the Wrights; and for the New Testament, Trench, Angus, Eadie, Lightfoot, Newman, Scriveper, Westcott, and others. A Sermon on the subject of Biblical Revision, preached in St. Paul's a few weeks since by Dean Alford, has just been published, and a discussion by Bishop Ellicott was to appear before this time.

The Cambridge · Paragraph Bible," carefully edited for the University Press, by Rev. F. H. Scrivener, a thorough and competent scholar, is in part published: Part I. includes the Old Testament to Solomon's Song.

To Biblical exegesis the chief contributions of the last quarter are Dr. Gloag's " Commentary on Acts” (2 vols., T. & T. Clark); Dr. J. Morrison's " Commentary on Matthew;" Bingham's “Gospel according to Isaiah" (Lectures on the 53d Chapter); Kelly's " Lectures on Matthew; " Windle's " Lectures on the Epistles to the Seven Churches of Asia ; " Vol. V. of “Leighton's Works” (Expository Lectures); Vol. I. of a second improved edition of Perowne on the Psalms; Vol. I. of Spurgeon's " Treasury of David " (a Commentary on Psalms 1-26); a third thoroughly revised editiou of Dr. C. J. Vanghan on Romans; and Lloyd's "Analysis of the first eleven chapters of Genesis " (grammatical, critical, and explanatory). Green's * Handbook to the Grammar of the New Testament " (with a Vocabulary and an Examination of the Chief Synonyms—published by the Religious Tract Society), and J. F. Smith's translation of Ewald's "Introductory Hebrew Grammar," from the 3d German edition, are promising auxiliaries.

The more important discussions of Christian doctrine, and the various scientific and practical relations of Christian faith are Rev. H. Martin's " Atonement in its relations to the Covenant, the Priesthood, and the Intercession of our Lord;" W. Paul's “Scriptural Account of Creation vindicated by the teaching of Science;" Matthew Arnold's “St. Paul and Protestantism;" Warrington's "Week of Creation;" German's “ Athanasian Creed and Modern Thought;" " Judged by his

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Words "—an attempt to weigh a certain kind of evidence respecting Christ; Lle. wellyn's "Mystery of Iniquity;" “Science and the Gospel;" Venu's "Hulsoan Lectures on some of the Characteristics of Belief, Scientiâc and Religious;" J. Miller's “Christianum Organum, or the Inductive Method in Scripture and Science;" Vol. 2 of Edward Irving's prophetical works; Ullman's “Sinlessness of Je. sus,” translated from the 7th revised German edition ; a fifth edition of Fairbairn's “ Typology;" a revised edition of Young's “Creator and the Creation;" and a revised edition of Archbishop Thomson's "Life in the Light of God's Word.”

Probably the most memorable book of the quarter (as it is certainly the one attracting most immediate and general attention) is Dr. J. H. Newman's “Grammar of Assent." It contains the results of many years of the author's profoundest thinking, and is put forth in his best style. It is published in this country by the Catholic Publication Society. The “Burney Prize Essay" for 1868, which is just published, is by G. G. Scott, Jr., on “ The Argument for the Intellectual Character of the First Cause, as affected by recent Investigatious of Physical Science.”

In the Ecclesiastical and Sacramental departments of theological literature we observe the recent publication of "England or Rome—tho Reunion of Christendom " (a layman's reply to Ffoulkes); Heywood's edition of “Bishop Gardiner's Oration on True Obedience;" Rhodes's “Visible Unity of the Catholic Church;" Ryle's "Church Reform;" Meyrick's edition of Bishop Cosin on " The Religion, Discipline, and Rites of the Church of England;" Cox's " Latin and Teutonic Christendom;" and Biddle on "The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper." Of a more miscellaneous religious character are Prof. Plumptre's “ Biblical Studies;" L. H. Wiseman's " Men of Faith" (Sketches from the Book of Judges); J. Thompson's " Life-Work of the Apostle Peter;" Drs. Guthrie and Blaikie's “Saving Knowledge;" Bruce's Life of Gideon, illustrated and applied;" Anderson's "Filial Honor of God by Confidence, Obedience, and Resignation;" Ritchie's “Religious Life of London;" Sibree's “ Madagascar and its People;" and Dr. J. Stoughton's "Daily Prayer Book" (prepared by the editor with the aid of Binney, Allon, Dale, Pulsford, Vanghan, and others).

Questions of politics suggested by the condition of Ireland and national education have added considerably to the number of recent publications. Godkin's " Land War in Ireland;" Kirk's “Social Politics in Great Britain;" Sproat's “Education of the Rural Poor;" Patterson's "The State, the Poor, and the Country;" "Systems of Land Tenure in various Countries;" Murphy's “ Ireland, -Industrial, Political, and Social," are samples of this class of works.

Willis's “Life, Correspondence, and Ethics of Spinoza;" Taine's English Positivism, a study of John Stuart Mill;' Bain's "Logic, Deductive and Inductive;" a new edition of Maurice's “ Medieval Philosophy;" A. R. Wallace's “ Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection;" Winchell's “Sketches of Creation;" and Rolleston's "Forms of Animal Life," are among the latest works in Philosophy and Natural Science.

Dixon's - Free Russia ;" Dicey's “Morning Land;" Hamilton's “Sketches of Life and Sport in South-Eastern Africa ;" a new edition of Porter's "Five Years in Damascus;" Mattheson's “England to Delhi;" Denison's " Varieties of Vice-Regal Life;" Wilmot and Chase's “ History of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope;" Watson's " Biographies of Wilkes and Cobbett;" Markham's

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“Life of Lord Fairfax;" a new edition of G. H. Lewes's “Life of Goethe;" Lord Stanhope's “ History of England (from 1701 to 1713);" Vols. 3 and 4 of the translation of Von Sybel's “ History of the French Revolution;" Ellis's “Asiatic Affinities of the Old Italians;" Cox's “Mythology of the Aryan Nations ;" Lacroix's “ Arts in the Middle Ages;" Part 2 of Stirling's translation of Bastiat's “Harmonies of Political Economy;" Prof. Montague Bernard's “Neutrality of Great Britain in the American War;" Quain's “Defects in General Education;" and a new volume of Hugh Miller's “Miscellanies," complete our present survey.

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Prof. Tischendorf has replied to the strictures of the Civiltà Cattolica, in a pamphlet entitled “Responsa ad Calumnias Romanas," adding some corrections of his edition of the Codex Sinaiticus, especially in its references to the Cod. Vat.

Exegetical literature has been enriched by few important additions. In Keil and Delitzsch's Commentary, a new number contains "Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy." We add only Vol. I., Part 2, of Bachmann on “Judges;" Thiersch's "Genesis in its moral and prophetic import;" L. Harms on "I. Peter;" and a pamphlet of Hitzig's on “ Paul's Epistles.”

In theology and ethics there is more to arrest attention. Part 1 of Vol. II. of Rothe's “Dogmatic;" Part 2 of Schultz's “Theology of the Old Testament;" H. Steinthal's “Myth and Religion ;" Bade's "Christotheology;" an anonymous work entitled “Christ--the suffering and risen Christ exhibited according to the four Gospels;" Koopmann's “Justification through Christ alone, presented in the light of modern theology;" Part 1 of F. Nitzsch's “Outline of the His. tory of Christian Doctrine" (to be completed in three parts); Vol. I. of Paria's edition of "Toletus on the Summa Theologiæ of Thomas Aquinas;" J. Delitzsch on the "System of Divinity of Thomas Aquinas;" a revised edition of Christlieb's "Modern Doubt as to the Christian Faith;" Schöberlein on the "Holy Sacrament, in doctrine and practice;" Book 2 of Vol. II. of Otto's "Evangelical Practical Theology ;" Vol. VIII. of Calvin's “Works in the Corpus Reforma. torum ;" Sepp's “Propositions for Ecclesiastical Reform, beginning with the revision of the Biblical Canon;' Luthardt's “ Ethics of Aristotle contrasted with the Morality of Christianity;" a Prize Essay on War, by Wiskemann (under the auspices of the “Hague Society for the Defence of the Christian Religion "); and Wünsche's "Sufferings of the Messiah in their agreement with the doctrine of the Old Testament, and the sayings of the Rabbis," make up a list of very considerable variety and value.

In philosophy the system and influence of Leibnitz are the subject of much discussion. To the works named in our last number we add Pfleiderer's "Leibnitz as Patriot, Statesman, and Educator," Von Benoit's “Comparison of Locke's Theory of Knowledge, with Leibnitz's criticisms," and Vol. II. of Pichler's “ Theology of Leibnitz.” Ueberweg's edition and annotated translation of the “ Ars Poetica of Aristotle;" Part 1 of Oncken's “Politics of Aristotle;" Zimmermanu's “Studies and Criticisms in Philosophy and Æsthetics;" Reichlin Meldegg's “System of Logic;" Hebler's “ Philosophical Propositions ;" Werner's “Speculative Anthropology;" Brasch's “Spinoza's System of Philosophy;" C. H. Weisse's "Psychology, and the Doctrine of Immortality, etc. ;" the new edition

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of Madvig's “Cicero de Finibus;" with Vol. III. of Wirth's "Outlines of National Economy," are the chief contributions of the quarter to this department.

In history, ecclesiastical and secular, we chronicle Riezler's “Crusade of the the Emperor Frederic I;" Hartmann's “Erhart Schnepff, the Reformer in Swabia, Nassau, Hesse, and Thuringia;” Sickel's "Contributions to the History of the Council of Trent;" Gröne's “Compendium of Church History;" Busch's "Outline of Early Oriental History" (three vols.); Huyssen's " Discourses and Studies on the Relation of Christian Archæology to Heathen;" Von Maurer's "History of Municipal Constitutions in Germany,” Vol. I.; Pallmann's "Cimbri and Teutones;" Freytag's "Tiberius and Tacitus;" Part 1 of Vol. III. of Rogsbach's “ History of Society;" and Dederich's "Campaigns of Drusus and Tiberius into Northwestern Germany."

In biography we have Vol. I. of Dilthey's "Life of Schleiermacher;" Vol. I. of Springer's "Life of Dahlmann;" Janssen's “Life and Views of J. F. Böhmer;" and Schultz's “Life and Work of Luther."

We group more miscellaneously Braun's “Pictures of the Mohammedan World;" Part 1 of Vol. II. of Böcking's “Ulrich von Hutten;" Maltzahn's “Travels in the Regencies of Tunis and Tripoli;" Vol. II. of the new edition of Overbeck's "Greek Plastic Art;" Zahn's edition of Burkhardt's “Cicerone;" Vol. I. of Berg's edition of Jonkbluet's “ History of the Literature of the Netherlands;" Nissen's monograph on the Ancient Temple; Merguet's “ Development of Latin Inflection;" T. Bergk's "Contributions to Latin Grammar;" Vol. I. of 0. Müller's “Statius ;" Keil's "Letters of Pliny the Younger;" and Geiger's “ Hebrew Studies in Germany, from the end of the 15th to the middle of the 16th Century."

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In addition to the numerous discussions called out by the Council of the Vatican, there are a few theological treatises worthy of record. Among these are Bishop Landriot's “Symbolism;" Thomas's “Resurrection of Jesus Christ;" Waddington's "God and Conscience;" De la Bouillerie's “Eucharist and the Christian Life;" Kruger's “True Orthodoxy;" the Abbé Michaud's “Spirit and Letter in Religious Morality;" Vacherot's "Science and Conscience;" Veuillot's "Life of Christ;" Saisset's "Origin of Worships aud Mysteries;" Laneyrie's "Systematic Exhibition of Christian Doctrine;" Lorgueilleux' “Studies on Revelation, from the Stand-point of 1789;" Emmanuel on “The Psalms, considered from the Threefold Stand-point of the Letter, the Spirit, and the Liturgical Use;" and Vallotton's "True Saint Paul."

In ethics and philosophy we notice Desjardins' “ French Moralist of the 16th Century;" Barthélemy Saint Hilaire's annotated translation of “Aristotle's Rhetoric;" H. Taine on “Intelligence ;” E. Charles's new edition of the “Port Royal Logic;" Chevreuil on the “Experimental a posteriori Method, and its Applications ;" Pellissier's " Complete Course of Elementary Philosophy;" Pommier's “Monologues of a Recluse (Philosophical and Ethical Studies);” Ribot's “Con. temporary English Psychology;" Rognon's “Miscellanies, Philosophical, Religious, and Literary;" Bunot's “Elements of Christian Philosophy;" Joly's “Instinct, its Relations to Life and Intelligence ;" and Pérès' Philosophy of Human Society,"

The contributions of the quarter to general and special history, are as usual quite numerous. Some of the more poteworthy are Louis Blanc's “ History of the Revolution of 1818;" Vol. IV. of Lanfrey's “ History of Napoleon I.;" Mabille's "Kingdom of Aquitania and its Marches under the Carlovingians." Français' "Studies on the Byzantine Historians;" Garat's “ Origin of the Basques in France and Spain;" Hamel's "Outline of the History of the French Revolution;" Juste's “Uprising of Holland in 1813, and the Foundation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1806-'17;" Schaeffer's “ Huguenots of the 16th Century;" Baschet's edition of the “Journal of the Council of Trent;" Weil's " Judaism, its Doctrines and Mission ;" Des Mousseaux' “The Jew, Judaism, and the Judaism of Christian Nations ;" Mestral's "Tableau of the Christian Church in the 19th Century;" Bernard's "Origin of the Church of Paris;" Vols. I. and II. of Gillon's “Outline of the History of France;" Part 1 of Ollivier's "Pope Alexander VI., and the Borgias;" Part 1 of Peyrat's “ History of the Albigenses;" Part 2 of Hubbard's “Contemporary History of Spain;" Vol. IV. of Schnitzler's “Empire of the Czars;" Loyson's " Assembly of the Clergy of France in 1682;" Part 2 of Léon Pagès' "History of the Christian Religion in Japan;" Vol. I. of Hennebert's " History of Hannibal;" Winterer's “ History of Saint Odile, Alsace in the 7th and 8th Centuries;” Mickiewicz' "Politics of the 19th Century;" Part 1 of Vel. I. of Theiner's “ History of the Two Concordats of the French Republic, and the Cisalpine Republic;" Vol. II. of Schmidt's "Tableaux of the French Revolution;" Beulé's “Titus and his Dynasty ;" a new edition of Duruy's “Roman History;" Vol. II. of Langlois' “Collection of the Ancient and Modern Historians of Armenia;' the commencement of a new edition of Michaud's “Universal Biography" (to comprise 45 volumes); and Parts 1 and 2 of an “Archæological Dictionary of Gaul, in the Celtic Epoch." Baron Hubner's “Sixtus V.;" Foisset's “Life of Lacordaire;" Delaborde's "Life, Works, etc., of Ingres;" and Favre's "Pasquier, Chancellor of France,” belong to the department of individual biography.

In arcbæology and philology a few items should be noticed, such as Vol. I. of a revised and enlarged edition of Garcin de Tassy's “ History of Hindoo and Hindostani Literature;" Agnel's “Influence of Popular Language on the Form of Certain French Words ;" Halévy's "Letter to M. d'Abbadie on the Asiatic Origin of the Languages of North Africa ;" Chabas' “ Calendar of the Egyptian Year;" and Boutmy's “Philosophy of Architecture in Greece."

We add only Edgar Quinet's “Creation;" Merlet's “Saint Evremond;" Parieu's “Principles of Political Science;" Renan's “ Constitutional Monarchy in France;" Esquiros' “ Emile of the 19th Century;" Lavergne's "French Economists of the 18th Century;" and Robert's "Popular Education."

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