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The following issues of the Presbyterian Board of Publication for SundaySchool libraries and family reading are above the average standard of this kind of literature: -The Fountain Cloof; or, Missionary Life in South Africa. Vivian and his Friends ; or, Tuo Hundred Years Ago. By the author
of “The Story of a Pocket Bible.” The Story of the Faith in Hungary. By the author of “ From Dawn to
Dark in Italy." Sunday Evenings at Northcourt; Jessica's First Prayer, and Jessica's
Mother. Honor Bright; or, The Faithful Daughter. By the author of "Cornelia's Visit to Roseville,' * Kitty Denison and her Christmas
etc. Fred Wilson's Sled. By Nellie Grahame.
After our regular Book Notices had gone to press the following works were received:A Treatise on the Grammar of Neu Testament Greek, regarded as the
Basis of Nero Testament Exegesis. By Dr. G, B. Winer. Translated from the German, with Large Additions and Full Indices, by Rev. W. F. Moulton, M. A., Classical Tutor Wesleyan Theological College, Richmond, and Prizeman in Hebrew and New Testament Greek in the University of London. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 38 George Street. New York: Scribner, Welford & Co., 654
Broadway. 1870. The pre-eminence of Winer's Grammars over all others upon New Testament Greek has long been understood and conceded by scholars and exegetes. This admirable edition, English, will be duly appreciated by all students of the original Scriptures. Manual of Historico-Critical Introduction to the Canonical Scriptures
of the Old Testament. By Karl Friedrich Keil, Doctor and Protessor of Theology. Translated by George C. M. Donglas, B. A., D.D. Vol. II. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark. New York : Scribner, Welford & Co. 1870.
An Introduction to the New Testament. By Friedrich Bleek. Edited by
Johannes Freidrich Bleek, Pfarrer. Translated from the German, by Rev. Wm. Umick, M. A. Vol. II. Edinburgh : T. & T. Clark.
New York: Scribner, Welturd & Co. 1870. The characteristics of both of the above standard works were set forth in careful notices of the first volumes of each in our January number of the current year. Superstition and Force. Essays on The Wager of Law--The Wager of
Battle>The Ordeal--Torture. By Henry C. Lea. Second Edition.
Revised. Philadelphia : Henry C. Lea. 1870. Mr. Lea has shown an unusual aptitude and taste for producing historical monographs. They are very exhaustive, and replete with information not other.
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wise accessible. A considerable part of the present volume has been published
D.D. Translated from the seventh altered and enlarged edition by
The very title of this volume, which we have not been able carefully to examine, invests it with special interest. It has high theological value. The Writings of Quintus Sept. Flor. Tertullianus. Vol. II. Translated
by Peter Holmes, D.D., F.R.A.S. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark. New
York: Scribner, Welford & Co. 1870. This is vol. XV. of the Ante-Nicene Christian Library, by those enterprising Christian publishers the Clarks of Edinburgh. Next to Augustine, no patristic writer is more instructive to the theologian, or prized by the church, than Tertullian.
Apocryphal Gospels, Acts, and Revelations. Translated by Alexander
Walker, Esq., one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools for Scotland. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark. New York: Scribner, Welford
& Co. 1870. This complete collection and thorough translation of these curious documents now render them accessible to all who love this sort of antiquarian studies, and to compare the true word of God with the various apocryphal substitutes for it. The History of Rome. By Theodor Mommsen. Translated by the Rev.
William P. Dickson, D.D., with a preface by Dr. Leonard Schmitz.
Vol. III. New York: 0. Scribner & Co., 654 Broadway. 1870. Another volume of this standard work, whose merits we have already set before our readers.
A History of Christian Doctrine. By William G. T. Shedd, D.D., Profes
sor of Biblical Literature in Union Theological Seminary, New York. In two volumes. Third edition. New York: Charles Scribner &
Co., 654 Broadway. 1870. We are glad to see the third edition of this solid and valuable work, whose characteristics we set forth in an extended article, on its first publication, in our number for January, 1864. Homiletics and Pastoral Theology. By William G. T. Shedd, D.D.
Eighth edition. New York: 0. Scribner & Co., 654 Broadway.
1870. Dr. Shedd was once professor in this department at Auburn, and the merit of his treatise on the subject is evinced by the number of editions through which it has run. He raises sacred rhetoric above the low level of mere conventialismos of stylo, and founds eloquence on truth, force, and earnestness.
Wonders of Architecture. Translated from the French of M. Lefevre. To
which is added a Chapter on English Architecture by R. Donald.
New York: C. Scribner & Co. 1870. One of the series of " Illustrated Library of Wonders " we have so often noticed, and pot unworthy of its predecessors. Lifting the Veil. “Which veil is done away in Christ.”—2 Cor. iii. 14.
New York: Charles Scribner & Co. 1870. A beautiful little volume, full of earnest Christian thought and feeling. The Church of Christ; a Treatise on the Nature, Powers, Ordinances,
Discipline, and Government of the Christian Church. By the late James Bannerman, D.D., Professor of Apologetic and Pastoral Theology, New College, Edinburgh, author of "Inspiration: the Infallible Truth and Divine Authority of the Holy Scriptures. Edited by
his Son. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark. 1868. We gave a commendatory notice of this great work on its first publication. We have been hoping ever since to find time to give an extended review of it, but have thus far failed. Meanwhile, we desire again to call attention to it as one of the most thorough and satisfactory treatises on the subject known to us.
PAMPHLETS AND PERIODICALS. An Outline History of the Presbyterian Church in West or South Jer
sey, from 1700 to 1865. A Discourse delivered October 3, 1865, in the First Presbyterian Church, Bridgeton, Nero Jersey. By Rev. Allen H. Brown, by appointment of the Presbytery of West Jersey.
With an Appendix. Philadelphia : Alfred Martien. 1869. This is a valuable contribution to the history of Presbyterianism, for which we are under special obligations to the author, to whose great and unrequited labors our church as well as its recorded history owe so much. Lay Preaching. Sermon at the first anniversary of the "New York Bap
tist Lay Preaching Association," held in the Madison Avenue Baptist Church, New York City, Sunday Evening, November 14, 1869, with an abstract of the proceedings at said anniversary. By Rev. Wayland Hoyt, Pastor of the Strong Place Baptist Church, Brook
lyn. Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society. We are glad that the subject of lay preaching, i. e., the proclamation of the Gospel by laymen in public and in private, is receiving increased attention. We believe that without invading at all the proper sphere of clergymen.
The Rev. W. L. Gage, of Hartford, Conn., has published an excellent raised map of 0. T. Palestine, showing its mountains and valleys in relief, to be followed by others of N. T. Palestine, etc. It may be had by mailing one dollar to him without further expense. The American Catalogue of Books for 1869, containing complete monthly
lists of all the book published in the United States during the year, 1869, with statement of size, price, place of publication, and publisher's name, to which are prefixed an Alphabetical and a Classified
Index. New York: Leypoldt & Holt. 1870. This well-executed catalogue supplies a great desideratum to all booksellers and publishers, bibiliophilists, librarians, literati, and biblomaniacs.
ART. XI.-LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.
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 coinpleted 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 dames 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, Perowse, Pusey, and the Wrights; and for the New Testament, Trench, Angus, Eadie, Lightfoot, Newman, Scriveder, 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 Words "—an attempt to weigh a certain kind of evidence respecting Christ; Llewellyn's "Mystery of Iniquity;" “Science and the Gospel;" Venu's "Hulsean Lectures on some of the Characteristics of Belief, Scientific 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 beßt 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 Investigations of Physical Science."
In the Ecclesiastical and Sacramental departments of theological literature we observe the recent publication of "England or Rome—the 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 Eng!ish Positivism, a study of John Stuart Mill;" Bain's "Logic, Deductive and Inductive;" a new edition of Maurice's "Mediæval 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