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wige accessible. A considerable part of the present volume has been published already in the North American Review. Like his History of Sacerdotal Celibacy, this is invaluable as a thesaurus of well-attested facts. His reasonings upon them, though often sound, are not always reliable. He does not always draw the line correctly between superstition and true religion.
The Sinlessness of Jesus: an Evidence for Christianity. By Carl Ullman,
D.D. Translated from the seventh altered and enlarged edition by
The very' title of this volume, which we have not been ablo carefully to er. amine, 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.
Williain P. Dickson, D.D., with a preface by Dr. Leonard Schmitz.
Vol. III. New York: C. 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: C. Scribner & Co., 654 Broadway.
1870. Dr. Shedd wa once professor in this dep tment 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 conventialisms of style, 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 not unwortliy 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 Erening, 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 fol. lowed 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 books published in the United States during the year 1869, with statement of size, price, place of publication, and publisher's name, to which are prefired 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 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, Selwyn, 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, Gicsburg, Leathes, Perowne, Pusey, and the Wrights; and for the New Testament, Trench, Angus, Eadie, Lightfoot, Newman, Scrivener, 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 edition of Dr. C. J. Vaughan op 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, 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 Jesus," 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 Prizo 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 Chris. tendom ” (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 " Bibli. cal 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 Resig. Dation ;” 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, Vaughan, 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 " Mediæval Philosophy;" . 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
“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.
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 History 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 Reformatorum;" 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, Siatesman, 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 “Specu. lative Anthropology;" Brasch's "Spinoza's System of Philosophy;" C. H. Weisse's "Psychology, and the Doctrine of Iinmortality, etc. ;" the new edition