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LETTERS FROM ROME ON THE COUNCIL. By Quirinus.
Reprinted from the "Allgemeine Zeitung." Authorised Translation. Crown 8vo. 12S.
'* Thtir calm criticism of the proceedings of the Council, their dignified remonstrance against the proceedings of the Roman Curia, and their outspohen fears as to tli e results which will follow upon the proclamation of the dogma of Infallibility, must have done much to strengthen and consolidate the Opposition [as it is called) in the Council. , . . A word as to the translation. It reads lihe an English worh —the similarity between this and 'Janus' will suggest itself at once."— Athen^um.
11 It is not much more than a tweh'cmonth since we noticed at some length the English translation of the remarhable worh of' fanus' on the Pope and the Council, which has since passed rapidly through three editions, and has commanded hardly less attention in this country than in Germany. 'fanus' closed with a sorrowful prediction that, whatever else might be said of the Vatican Synod, it would have no claim to be considered a free assembly, atut fhc volume now before us is one long illustration from beginning to end of the tustice of that anticipation. The two boohs, though evidently emanating from different authorship, have much in common. Both, as we are assured, are 'exclusively the worh of Catholics;' both represent the same school of religious thought; both give evidence of deep learning, though there is of course more scope for its direct application in the earlier volume; both are written with consummate ability and unmistahcable
earnestness, and in a clear and lucid style; and both, we may add, are admirably translated. The English reader, if he had not referred to the title page, might easily suppose that the Letters were from the pen of a countryman of his own. But it is not in graces of style, still less on any artificial ornamtnt, that the booh depends for its grave and permanent interest. It tells a plain unvarnished tale, the more impressive from its severe and terrible simplicity, which intimately concerns the credit and prospects of the Papacy and Roman Catholic hierarchy, and bears indirectly, but not less really, on the future, not only of the vast organization under their rule, but of universal Christendom. . . . Several points of interest we have been compelled to pass over for want of space, but this is the less to be regretted as the 'Letters of Quirinus* are pretty sure by this time to be in the hands of very many of our readers. Whatever may be the final upshot of the conflict evohed by the Vatican Synod in the bosom of the Roman Catholic Church—and it will probably tahe years before we see the end of it—this collection will retain a permanent value as a faithful record of one of the most remarhable phenomena of the present eventful century, which must inevitably leave its marh for good or for evil, though in a very different way from what its promoters designed, on the future of Christianity and the Christian Church."—Saturday Review.
GLOSSARY OF ECCLESIASTICAL TERMS. Containing
Brief Explanations of Words used in Theology, Lilurgiology, Chronology,
"Mr. Shipley and his coadjutors deserve great praise—the chief share being of course the editor's due—for the industry and care with which this 'Glossary' has been compiled and for the completeness which it possesses. We nave not found, as far as our search has gone, anything missing or anything lihe a blunder. . . . Its brevity is especially admirable. It would be difficult to find as much information crowded $uto equal space." —spectator.
"The last fruits of Mr. Orby Shipley s unwearied toil as an editor, lie before us in the form of * A -Glossary of Ecclesiastical Terms,' an octavo volume of more than 500 pages of small type, containing without doubt the very greatest number of vocables we have
seen in a dictionary of the hind**—Union Review.
"A laborious and painstahing worh, and will be found of very great service as a booh of reference."—Church Times.
"Mr. Shipley deserves the cordial thanhs of Churchmen for his laborious worh. The booh is admirably arranged, the double columns and the use of special type for the headings of the several paragraphs, not only mahing it a handsome piece of typographical worh, but rendering it thoroughly clear for reference. It is a Dictionary which laity and clergy alihe ought to possess, and we trust it will have, as it deserves, a remunerative sale"—ChurchMan's Shilling Magazine.
NOTITIA EUCHARISTICA. A Commentary, Explanatory, Doctrinal, and Historical, on the Order of the Administration of the Lord's Supper, or Holy Communion, according to the Use of the Church of England. By W. E. Scudamore, M.A., Rector of Ditehingham, and formerly Fellow of S. John's College, Cambridge. 8vo. 28j.
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A KEY TO THE KNOWLEDGE OP CHURCH HISTORY
(Modern). Edited by the Rev. John Henry Blunt, M.A. Forming a New Volume of "keys To Christian Knowledge." Small 8vo. 2s. 6d.
A KEY TO CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE AND PRACTICE
FOUNDED ON THE CHURCH CATECHISM. By the Rev. John
(Forming a Volume of "keys To Christian Knowledge.")
"Of cheap and reliable text-boohs of this nature there ha! hitherto been a great want. We are often ashed to recommend boohs for use in Church Sunday-schools, and we therefore tahe this opportunity of saying that we hnow of none more lihely to be of service both to teachers and scholars than these ' Keys.' "— Churchman's Shilling Magazine.
"This is another of Mr. Blunts most useful manuals, with all the precision of a school booh, yet diverging into matters of practical application so freely as to mahe it most serviceable, either as a teacher s suggestion booh, or as an intelligent pupil's reading booh''— Literary Churchman.
"Will be very useful for the higher classes in Sunday-schools, or rather for the fuller
instruction of the Sunday-school teachers themselves, where the parish priest is wise enough to devote a certain time regularly to their preparation for their voluntary tash."— Union Review.
"Another of the many useful boohs on theological and Scriptural subjects which have been written by the Rev. John Henry Blunt. The present is entitled 'A Key to Christian Doctrine and Practice, founded on the Church Catechism,' and will lahe its place as an elementary text-hooh upon the Creed in our schools and colleges. The Church Catechism is clearly and fully explained by the author in this 'Key.' Numerous references, Scriptural and otherwise, are scattered about the booh.''—Pvuuc Ohnion.
THE PSALMS. Translated from the Hebrew. With Notes, .chiefly Exegetical. By William Kay, D.D., Rector of Great Leighs; late Principal of Bishop's College, Caleutta. 8vo. 12s. 6d.
"Dr. Kay's exegetical notes, though brief are for the most part admirable, and we can on the whole cordially recommend this portion of the word."—OitvuCtt Times.
"Lihe a sound Churchman, he reverences Scripture, upholding its authority against sceptics; and he does not denounce such as differ from him in opinion with a dogmatism unhappily too common at the present day. Hence, readers will be disposed to consider his conclusions worthy of attention; or perhaps to adopt them without inquiry. It is superfluous to say that the translation is better and more accurate on the whole than our received one, or that it often reproduces the sense of the original luippily."—AtheneUm.
*' Dr. Kay has profound reverence for
Divine truth, and exhibits considerable reading, with the power to mahe use of it."— British Quarterly Review.
"The execution of the work is careful and scholarly."~\)nxort Review.
"To mention the name of Dr. Kay is enough to secure respectful attention to his new translation of the Psalms. It is enriched with exegetical notes containing a wealth of sound learning, closely occasionally. perhaps too closely condensed. Good care is tahen of the student not learned in Hebrew; we hope the Doctor's example wilt prevent any abuse of this consideration, and stimulate those who profit by it to follow him into the very text of the ancient Revelation.'"—John Bull.
HISTORICAL NARRATIVES. Trom the Russian. By H. C. Romanoff, Author of "Sketehes of the Rites and Customs of the GrecoRussian Church," &c. Crown 8vo. 6s.
** These narratives have been translated from the Russian by M. Romanoff. They relate to certain Russian customs, and to one or two Russian celebrities. English readers will be most interested by tlie shetches given of the lives of tlte Empress Catherine and the Emperor Paul. The particulars given of Catherine's peculiarities and habits of life, and of her favourites, are curious, and very characteristic of tlte Semiramis of the North.
Two of her favourites are glanced at—Or/off and Potemhin—and we are told that when Catherine, at theageof sixty-two, heardof the death of the latter, she felt it so heenly that sfie wept. The narratives are from sources of undoubted veracity."—Standard.
"The reader wilt find 'Historical /farmfives' an entertaining and instructive booh, and will not regret the fnu hours spent in its perusal."— Nation (N. Y.)
RECOLLECTIONS OF OBER-AMMERGAU IN 1871. By
Henry Nutcombe Oxenham, M.A., late Scholar of Balliol College,
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CONSOLING THOUGHTS IN SICKNESS. Edited by Henry
AIDS TO PRAYER; OR, THOUGHTS ON THE PRAC-
"The valuable characteristic of this worh will be recognised by every serious, thoughtful Christian, in a word, by all who perceive and lament the growing tendency to prefer the claims of external service, ecclesiastical controversy, or multiplied activities to the practice of private devotion. 'A ids to Prayer' offers both encouragement and help to those who aspire to higher attainments in the Divine Life. Every page bears the impress of
THE TWO BROTHERS, and other Poems. By Edward Henry Bickersteth, M,A,, Vicar of Christ Church, Hampstead, and Chaplain* to the Bishop of Ripon, Author of 11 Yesterday, To-day, and for Ever." Second Edition. Small 8vo. 6s.
a matured judgment, and of an experimental acquaintance with a subject confessedly difficulty and of supreme importance."—Record.
"Eloquently, ably, and practically written'' —English Churchman.
"1 Aids to Prayer' has deservedly reached a second edition. The sermon method of treatment Ims been wisely discontinued" —john Bull,
'* Mr. Bichersteth is already hnown to fame as the author ofa very successful and beautiful epic poem on the difficult subject oj'* yesterday, To-day, and for Ever? His verses have the genuine ring of poetry, and his touch is often delicate and masterly, always truthful and tasteful. . . . The more recent poems of Mr. Bichersteth are instinct with the spirit of true poetry, full of original power and conception, and are often imbued with a delicate sweetness and truth of feeling all their own. fAhe A'eble, Mr. Bichersteth is essentially a Christian poet, and the greater part of these
poems appeal, and with success, to the deepest and most devotional sympathies of the soul. In many of the more recent poems we find much that reminds us of Tennyson." — Standard.
"Carefully written, with some mastery of language and versification, and with some rhetoricalforce.1'—Spectator.
"jVe therefore gladly commend to our readers this pleasant volume, which embodies many holy and tender thoughts, and gathers up many waifs and strays of past years which ought not to perish."—Christian Observer.
A KEY TO THE ACTS OP THE APOSTLES. By John
PlLKINGTON NORRIs, M.A.
(Forming a Volume of "keys To Christian Knowledge.")
"ft is a remarhably well-written and interesting account of its subject, ' The Booh of the Acts,' giving us the narrative of St. Luhe with exactly what we want in the way of connecting linhs and illustrations. One most notable and praiseworthy characteristic of the booh is its candour. . . . The booh is one which we can heartily recommend."— Spectator.
"Of Canon Norris's * Key to the Narrative of the Four Gospels' we wrote in high approval not many months ago. Thepresent is not less carefully prepared, and is full of the unostentatious results of sound teaming and patient thought."' — London Quarterly Review.
"This little volume is one of a series of 'Keys * of a more or less educational character which are in the course of publication by Messrs. Kivington. ft gives apparently a very fair and tolerably exhaustive resume of the contents of the Acts, with which it deals, not chapter by chapter, but consecutively in the order of thought."—School Board Chron
"Few boohs have ever given us more unmixed pleasure than this. It is faultlessly written, so that it reads as pleasantly and enticingly as if it had not the least intention of being an * educational' booh. It is complete and exhauslive, so far as the narrative and all its bearings go, so that students may feet that they need not be hunting up other books to supply the lacuna;. // is the worh of a classical scholar, and it leaves nothing wanting in the way of classical illustrations, which in the case of the Acts are of special importance. And, lastly, it is theologically sound."— LiterAry Churchman.
1' This is a sequel to Canon Norris's 'Key to the Gospels,' which was published two years ago, and which has become a general favourite with those who wish to grasp the leading features of the life and word of Christ. The shetch of the Acts of the Apostles is done in the same style; there is the same reverent spirit and quiet enthusiasm running through it, and the same instinct for seizing the leading points in the narrative."—Record.
BRIGHSTONB SERMONS. By George Moberly, D.C.L., Bishop of Salisbury. Second Edition. Crown 8vo. Js. 6d.
THE SAYINGS OF THE GREAT FORTY DAYS, Between
the Resurrection and Ascension, regarded as the Outlines of the Kingdom of God. In Five Discourses. With an Examination of Dr. Newman's Theory of Development. By George Moberly, D.C.L., Bishop of Salisbury. Fourth Edition. Uniform with Brighstone Sermons. Crown 8vo. Js. cW.
A SELECTION FROM THE SPIRITUAL LETTERS OF
S. FRANCIS DE SALES, BISHOP AND PRINCE OF GENEVA.
welcoming the Life of S. Francis de Sales.
ary sequel, and appropriate companion, to the Lift of S. Francis de Sates,' by the same able trattslator, which was published a few months since. It is a collection of epistolary correspondence of rare interest and excellence. With those who have read the Life, there cannot but have been a strong desire to knoiv more of so beautiful a character as S. Francis de Sales. He was a model of Christian saintliness and religious virtue for all time, and one everything relating to whom, so great were ike accomplishments of his mind as well as the devotion of his heart, has a charm which delights, instructs, and elevates.*' —Church Herald.
"A few months back we had the pleasure of
S. FRANCIS DE SALES, BISHOP AND PRINCE OF
GENEVA. By the Author of "A Dominican Artist,*' "Life of Madame
'' To those who have read the previous works by tlie author of this Life of S. Francis de Sales, it is unnecessary for us to say a word of commendation of the Present volume, it is written with the delicacy, freshness, and absence of all affectation which characterised the former works by the same hand, and which render these books so very much more pleasant reading than are religious biographies in general. The character of S. Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva, is a charming one; a more simple, pure, and Pious life it would be difficult to conceive. His unaffected humility, his freedom from dogmatism in an age when dogma was placed above religion, his freedom from bigotry in an age of persecution, were alike admirable."— Standard.
"The author of 'A Dominican Artist,' in writing this new life of the wise and loving Bishop and Prince of Geneva, has aimed less at his'orical or ecclesiastical invesligation than at a vivid and natural representation of the inner mind and life of the subject of his biography, as it can be traced in his own writings and in those of his most intimate and affectionate friends. The book is written with the grave and quiet grace which characterizes the proituctions of its author, and cannot fail to please those readers who can sympathize with all forms of goodness and devotion to noble purpose."— Westminster Review.
"A book which contains the record of a life as siveet, Pure, and noble, as any man by divine help, granted to devout sincerity of
soul, has been permitted to live upon earth. The example of this gentle but resolute and energetic spirit, wholly dedicated to the highest conceivable good, offering itself, with all the temporal uses of mental existence, to the service of infinite and eternal beneficence, is extremely touching. . . ft is a book worthy of acceptance."—Daily News.
"One cannot wonder at its having been thought desirable to introduce so excellent a work as this to English Churchmen. We say to English Churchmen, because it must be especially, alt/tough it is intentUd, we team, that his life shall be immediately folloived by a translation of the * Spiritual Letters of St. Francis de Sales' together with tlie * Esprit de S. Francois de Sides' and the ' Traitf de f Amour de Dieu," by Bishop Belley—works which the perusal of the Present volume must create a strong desire to possess."—Church Review.
"The accomplished author to whom we owe the recent life of Tire Besson, the Dominican, has laid us under a fresh debt of gratitude by a later work, a biography of S. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Prince of Geneva. It is not a translation or adaptation, but an original work, and a very c/uirming portrait of one of the most winning characters in the long gallery of Saints. A nd it is a matter of entire thankfulness to us to find a distinctively Anglican writer setting forward the good Bishop's work among Protestants, as a true missionary task to reclaim souls from deadly error, and bring them back to the truth."— Union Review.
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** This work is a precious relic of mediaeval
times, and will continue to be valued by t section of the Christian Church"—Weekly Review.
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THE RULE AND EXERCISES OF HOLY LIVING-. By
Jeremy Taylor, D.D., Bishop of Down and Connor, and Dromore.
THE RULE AND EXERCISES OF HOLY DYING. B7
Jeremy Taylor, D.D., Bishop of Down and Connor, and Dromore.
The 'holy Living' and the 4 Holy Dying' may be had bound together in
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"An extremely well-printed and well got up edition, as pretty and graceful as possible, and yet not too fine for rent use. We wish the devotions of this beautiful book were more commonly used."- Literary ChurchMan.
"We must admit that there is a want of helps to spiritual life amongst us. Our age is so secular, and in religions movements so bustling, that it is to be feared t/ie inner life is too often forgotten. Our public teachers may, we are sure, gain by consulting books which show how contentedness and self renunciation maybe increased; and in which the pathology of all human affections is treated with a fulness not common in our theological class rooms "—Fkeeman,
*' The publishers have done good sendee by (lie production of these beautiful editions of works, which will never lose their preciou.ness to devout Christian spirits It is not necessary for us to say a word as to their intrinsic merits; we have only to testify to the good taste, judgment, and care shotvn in these editions. They are extremely beautiful in typography and in the general getting up."— English Independent.
"We ought not to conclude our notice of recent devotional books, without mentioning to our readers the above new, elegant, and cheap reprint, which we trust will never be out of date or out of favour in the English branch of the Catholic Church,"—LlTEJtAKY Churchman.
'* Tltese manuals of piety written by the Pen of the most beautiful writer and the mrst impressive divine of the English Church, need no commendation from us. They are imzt&t to the world, read in all lands, and translated, we have heard, into fifty different languages. /or two centuries they have fed the faith of thousands upon thousands of souls, no^v rt-e trust happy with their God, and perhaps meditating in Heaven with gratitude on their celestial truths, kindled tn their souls by a writer who was little short of being inspired. ** —Rock.
"These little volumes will be appreciated as presents of inestimable z-alue. '—Pl*bi_ic Opinion-.
"Either separate or boufid together, mety be had these two standard works of the great divine. A food edition very tastefully printed and bound.11—Record.
A SHORT AND PLAIN INSTRUCTION FOR THE BETTER
UNDERSTANDING OF THE LORD'S SUPPER; to which is annexed
"The Messrs. Rivinzton have published a Supper. The edition is here presented im new and unabridged edition of that deservedly three forms, suited to the various members Off popular work. Bishop Wilson on the Lord's the household."—Public Opinion.