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the first verse extend over half-a-dozen pages. Their value may be judged from the profound closing paragraph :
* The whole verse, honestly and impartially interpreted, is an unanswerable argument against three classes of heretics. It confutes the Arians, who regard Christ as a being inferior to God. It confutes the Sabellians, who deny any distinction of persons in the Trinity, and say that God sometimes manifested himself as the Father, sometimes as the Son, and sometimes as the Spirit; and that the Father and Spirit suffered on the cross! Above all, it confutes the Socinians and Unitarians, who say that Jesus Christ was not God, but man, -a most holy and perfect man, but only man.”
ONE of the ablest and most successful attempts to popularize the scientific criticism of the New Testament, of the many that have recently been made, comes to us in the volume * which Réville has so finely translated from the Dutch of Qaalberg, preacher in the Hague, the court-city of Holland. After reading this remarkable collection of discourses, so fresh, so glowing, so eloquent, so bold, so full of sharp points at once so warm in pious sentiment and so daring in utterance of heresy, we do not wonder at the extraordinary effect they are said to have produced ; that crowds waited upon their delivery, and that they have given to Qaalberg in Holland such a fame as Theodore Parker gained in America. The position of Qaalberg in theology is substantially that of Parker; but he is fortunate in living in a country and a time where his opinions find more sympathy. We look now to the land of Grotius and the Remonstrants for the best results of theological study as well as for the bravest utterances of liberal thought. The scholarship of Leyden is fully abreast of the age, and the voices from that home of free inquiry give no uncertain sound. The prophecy of John Robinson two centuries and a half ago is even better fulfilled to-day in the land from which the Pilgrims came than in the land which they found; and the once contemptible “ Low Dutch” tongue is likely soon to become a classic and honored dialect in the highest of studies. Such works as Kuenen's Introduction," "
,” “Scholten's Manual,” and these sermons of Qaalberg, are likely to make the fens of Holland as attractive as the moors of Yorkshire were made by the writings of Charlotte Bronte. The present volume is only half of the original work of Qaalberg. Another volume is soon to follow, of equal size. The topics already discussed are the “Origin of Religion,” in which the author maintains that it comes naturally in the very constitution of man, and is not a gift from without or above; the “ Ascension of Jesus,” which he accepts as a symbol, but shows to be impossible as a physical fact; the “Gospel of Jesus," which he shows to be the good news of God near the soul, and not any republication of Rabbinical fables or traditions; the “Holy Spirit,” which is the “ fruit of faith," and the property of all believers; a “Story of Eighteen Centuries,” in which he shows how modern theological changes have an exact counterpart in the ancient ages, only in reverse order; and the “Life and Lives of Jesus,” in which the origin of the Gospels is discussed, and their relation to each other and to the essential truth pointed out. In preliminary chapters, there is an earnest vindication of freedom of speech and freedom of inquiry in sacred things, and a justification of those who seek truth against the hard names which their enemies give them. This new work of Réville may be fitly placed with his excellent but too short “ Life of Theodore Parker.”
* La Religion de Jésus, et la Tendance Moderne. Par J. C. Qaalberg, Docteur en Théologie, et Pasteur de l'Eglise Reformée de la Hage. Traduit du Hollandais avec un avant-propos de M. A. Réville. Paris : 1866. Tome 1. 16mo. 231 pp.
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NEW SERIES, VOL. II.
JULY TO NOVEMBER, 1866.
Academy of Design, 89–109 — Acad.
emy of Arts, 93 — Drawing Associa-
what it should be, 107.
son compared, 400.
Charities of Europe (Neuhof), 63
Orthodoxy, reviewed, 413.
(Colenso's Theory), 119–122.
279 — at Syracuse, 388.
45 — Divina Com-
and character, 21-28 — his
344 — the earlier history, 335 -
Friedländer, Moral Life under the
- Germany and Italy, 237 — Po-
· Bismark, 250 Schleswig-Hol-
State, 4- in the Church, 11.
to the organized religion of the
- its churches, 149 — “ Christian"
Methodists, 156 — re-organized
- relation to society in the West,
and Theological, 132–135.