« ElőzőTovább »
their delegates. This scheme has been indorsed by many names eminent in various communions. It seems the only practicable way of bringing Evangelical Christians to show a united front against Romanism and Rationalism,-a consummation for which so many long and pray. It escapes the difficulties involved in any attempt at formal ecclesiastical union of all Protestants in their present condition, while it insures most of the advantages to be hoped for from such a union.
God Sovereign and Man free; or, the Doctrine of Divine Foreordination and Man's Free Agency stated, illustrated, and proved from the Scriptures. By N. L. Rice, D. D. Presbyterian Board of Publication. This compact and lucid treatise proves beyond a peradventure man's freedom and God's sovereignty, even in respect to man's free acts, and that such sovereignty and freedom are mutually consistent, whether men are able to see how and why they are so or not. A feather will rise and a stone fall whether men can comprehend these facts or not. These truths, in their nature, proofs, grounds, and consequences are ably unfolded and vindicated by Dr. Rice; and such explanation and vindication were never more important than now.
The Lord's Inquiries answered in the words of Scripture; a Year-Book of Scripture Texts. Arranged by G. Washington Moon, Member of the Council of the Royal Society of Literature. London: Hatchards, 187 Piccadilly. New York: Pott & Amery, 5 Cooper Union. 1870.
A very neat little volume, in which the aim iudicated in the title-page is well executed.
The Juno Stories. Volume I. "Juno and Georgie," By Jacob Abbott, author of the "Franconia Stories,' "The Rolio Books," "The Young Christian Series," etc., etc. New York: Dodd & Mead. The Wise Men: who they were; and how they came to Jerusalem. By Francis W. Upham, LL. D., Professor of Mental Philosophy in Rutgers Female College, City of New York. New York: Sheldon & Co. White as Snow. By Edward Garrett, author of "Occupation of a Retired Life," "Crust and Cake,” and “Ruth Garrett." New York: Anson D. F. Randolph & Co.
Summer Drift-wood for the Winter Fire. By Rose Porter. New York: Anson D. F. Randolph & Co.
The following books have been received from the Presbyterian Board of Publication:
Tales of the Family, or Home Life. Illustrated.
The Two Voyages, or Midnight and Daylight.
Aspenridge. By Julia Carrie Thompson.
Tales of the Persecuted.
Chronicles of an Old Manor-House. By G. E. Sargent.
Ivan and Vasilesa, or Modern Life in Russia.
San-Poh, or North of the Hills. A Narrative of Missionary Work in an Out-Station in China. By Rev. John L. Nevius.
PAMPHLETS AND PERIODICALS.
The United States Internal Revenue and Tariff Law (Passed July 13, 1870), together with the Act Imposing Taxes on Distilled Spirits and Tobacco, and for other purposes (approved July 20, 1868), and such other Acts or Parts of Acts relating to Internal Revenue as are now in effect; with Tables of Taxes, a copious Analytical Index, and full Sectional Notes. Compiled by Horace E. Dresser. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers.
It is only necessary to say that this pamphlet is true to its title, to evince its great value to vast multitudes of people.
Minutes of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America, with an Appendix. By the Stated Clerk. New Series. Vol. I., A. D. 1870. New York: Presbyterian Board of Publication. 1870.
This first volume of the Minutes of the Re-united Church is of special importance. It evinces the magnitude of the Presbyterian body by its own size, extending as it does, to nearly 500 closely printed octavo pages. None who wish to be conversant with the condition of the Presbyterian Church can do without it. So far as we can judge, the prodigious labor required to edit it has been well performed, and the result is creditable to the stated clerk of the Assembly.
Religion in the State and in the School. A Refutation of certain Reasoning and Statements. By Rufus W. Clark, D. D. New York: American and Foreign Christian Union, 47 Bible House. 1870.
A vigorous refutation of the articles of Dr. Spear in the Independent, which aim to prove the godless or non-religious character of our government in its relations to education.
The Disciples of our Lord during the Personal Ministry. A Lecture Delivered in Queen Street Hall, Edinburgh, on the 24th August, 1869, before the Students' Theological Society of the United Presbyterian Church. By William Lee, D. D., Minister of Roxburgh. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons. 1869.
A well-considered tract, developing important truths on a subject quite worthy of attention.
Christianity the Ultimate and Universal Religion of Man. A Sermon
preached in the Brick Church, New York, May 1, 1870, for the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church. By the Rev. Leroy J. Halsey, D. D., Chicago, Ill. Published at the request of the Executive Committee. New York: Board of Foreign Missions, 23 Centre Street. 1870.
An able presentation of a glorious theme.
Modern Spiritualism: What are we to think of it? By the Rev. Nathan L. Rice, D. D., President of Westminster College, Missouri. Presbyterian Board of Publication.
An exposure of that monstrosity which is as properly called spiritualism as a bastard is called a legitimate child, alike compact and clear, searching and anni
hilating. We quite agree with his main conclusion: "1. That the communications of spiritualism, if they come from spirits at all, are attended with such uncertainties that they are utterly unreliable and worthless. 2. That if those revelations do come from spirits, they come not from truthful but deceiving spirits."
We have received Lloyd's "Topographical and Railway Map of the Seat of War in Europe," which is very clear and full—includes all Europe-about a yard square, and at the low price of fifty cents, free by mail.
ART. X.-LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.
GREAT BRITAIN, it is said, has not for many years known a drought equal in duration and severity to that of the last summer. The drying up of the streams has, both there and on the Continent, interfered seriously with the work of the paper-mills. It is too early to measure the influence of these things on literature. The comparative meagreness of our present report is to be traced rather to the general disinclination of publishers to bring out their most solid and important works during the summer months.
There are a few books, however, among the recent publications which have attracted and will continue to attract not a little attention. Foremost among these we put a collection of " Essays, chiefly on Questions of Church and State from 1850-70," by A. P. Stanley, D. D., Dean of Westminster. In their theological and literary qualities these essays are eminently characteristic of their distinguished author, and are typical of one strong tendency in the Church of England. In their scientific and educational aspect, Huxley's "Lay Sermons, Addresses, and Reviews " are no less significant. Another representative work is Sir John Lubbock's "Origin of Civilization, and Primitive Condition of Man; Mental and Social Condition of Savages." Probably nothing has appeared with reference to Keble which more fairly brings him out in his personality as well as in that which makes him an exponent of a school, than his recently published "Letters of Spiritual Council and Guidance."
The Collins Commentary is completed by the publication of Volume VI., in which Acts and Romans are edited by Dr. David Brown, of the Free Church College in Aberdeen, and the remaining books of the New Testament by one of his associate editors, Rev. A. R. Fausset, of York. The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge is bringing out a commentary on the New Testament, of which Part I., recently published, contains the four Gospels, with notes by Rev. W. W. How. The Cambridge Paragraph Bible, edited by Rev. F. H Scrivener, is completed by the publication of Part II., which contains the Apocrypha and
the New Testament. Part II. of volume VI. of Bishop Wordsworth's Commen tary contains the minor prophets. Part II. of Didham's New Translation of the Psalms contains Psalms xxvi-xxxvi. T. K. Cheyne's "Isaiah Chronologically Arranged" is highly commended. In the same general department we note Baynes' "Hora Lucanæ, a Biography of St. Luke;" Desprez' "John, or the Apocalypse of the New Testament;" Gatty's "Testimony of David, drawn from the Psalms of David;" Graham's "Lectures on Ephesians;" Cox's "Quest of the Chief Good, a Translation and Exposition of Ecclesiastes;" and Blunt's “Plain Account of the English Bible," etc.
Among the contributions to theological and ecclesiastical literature are Dawson's "Scripture Doctrine of the Holy Eucharist;" Cosin's "Religion, Discipline, and Rites of the Church of England;" "Ecumenical Councils: a Course of Lectures" (mainly historical), by W. Urwick; "Letters from Rome on the Council," by Quirinus, first and second series (a translation of very able correspondence of the Allgemeine Zeitung);" a translation of Liano's "Church of God and the Bishops;" Reichel's "See of Rome in the Middle Ages; " Bungener's "Rome and the Council in the Nineteenth Century;" Part II. of Bottala's "Pope and the Church," treating (on the Catholic side) of the Infallibility of the Pope; A. O. Legge's “Growth of the Temporal Power of the Papacy;" Marriott's Testimony of the Catacombs and other Monuments of Christian Art concerning Questions of Doctrine now disputed in the Church;" Rose's "Ignatius Loyola and the Early Jesuits;" "Religious Thought in Germany" (a collection of papers from the Times); W. Baur's "Religious Life in Germany during the Wars of Independence;" Feuerbach's "Essence of Christianity;" Ritchie's "Religious Life of London;" Moon's "Soul's Inquiries Answered from the Words of Scripture;" Dr. Vaughan's "Christ Satisfying the Instincts of Humanity;" "Journal of the General Convention of the Church of Ireland;" Junian's "Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism;" Church's "Life of St. Anselm;" a new edition of Williams's "Fiji and the Fijians;" and "The Romance of Modern Missions" (published by the Religious Tract Society).
In philosophy, the most important book of the quarter is Professor J. Grote's "Examination of the Utilitarian Philosophy." Part III. of Macvicar's "Sketch of a Philosophy" is just issued; also an enlarged edition of Bosanquet's "Logic;" a translation of Cousin on the "Philosophy of Kant;" Coleman's "Notes on Logic;" Hodgson's "Theory of Practice;" Morris's edition of Chaucer's translation of "Boethius;" and Ruskins's new "Lectures on Art."
In history and its kindred subjects we record the recent publication of Bollaert's "Wars of Succession of Portugal and Spain;" Cusack's "Student's Manual of Irish History;""Letters of the First Earl of Malmesbury;" O'Callaghan's “History of the Irish Brigades in the Service of France;" volumes V., VI., and VII. of Burton's "History of Scotland;" volume II. of Kaye's "History of the Sepoy War;" Richey's "Lectures on the History of Ireland;" Lewin's "Wild Races of Southeastern India;" Overall's "Dictionary of Chronology;" Lloyd's "Peasant Life in Sweden;" and volume II. of Lenormant's Oriental History (published here by J. B. Lippincott & Co.). Macrae's "Americans at Home;" Edwards' "Lives of the Founders of the British Museum;" Part I. of the "Correspondence of J. Cosin" (Surtees Society); Ellis's "Asiatic Affinities of the old Italians;" Lelièvre's "Life of Rostan, the Alpine Missionary;" Millingen's "Wild Life
among the Koords;" Adams' "Travels of a Naturalist in Japan and Manchuria;" Parkinson's "Ocean Telegraph to India;" Thornbury's "Tour round England;" a new edition of Abbott's "Shakspearian Grammar;" and O'Donnell's "Mixed Education in Ireland,” make up our more miscellaneous list.
THE events of the last three months invest some of the publications of the preceding quarter with a peculiar interest; e. g., Bavoux' "France under Napoleon III., the Empire, and Parliamentary Government;" Duc de Broglie's "Views on the Government of France;" Cherbuliez' "Political Germany since the Peace of Prague (1866-70);" Prince de la Tour d'Auvergne's "Waterloo-a Study of the Campaign of 1815;" Gouraud's "French Society and Democracy;" Guyho's "The Army: its History, its Future, its Organization, and its Legisla tion at Rome, in France, in Europe, and in the United States;" Lehr's "Noble Alsace, followed by the Livre d'Or of the Patriciate of Strasburg;" "Campaigns of the Army of Africa," by the late Duke of Orleans, with Preface and Introduction by the Count of Paris and the Duke of Chartres; vol. II. of Delord's "History of the Second Empire:" "The Battle-fields of the Valley of the Rhine," by the Duke of Chartres; Dauban's "Prisons of Paris in the Revolution;" Berriat's "Revolutionary Justice-August, 1792;" and Hamel's "Outline of the History of the French Revolution."
The theological and religious literature of the quarter presents little that is worthy of special note. The more important works are Abbé Bluteau's "Defence of Religion against Modern Rationalists," vols. I., II., and III.; Dardenne's "Theological Education in France" (2 vols.); Petitalot's "Prayer: its Necessity, its Power, its Different Forms;" Coulin's Vocation of the Christian;" Langeron's "Gregory VII. and the Beginnings of Ultramontane Doctrine;" "The Onomastica Sacra of Jerome," edited by De Lagarde; Baguenaut's "History of the Council of Trent;" Dupuy on "Free Will;" Abbé Feret's "God and the Human Spirit" a work by Bishop Kernaeret in exposition of the first five chapters of Genesis, entitled "The Beginnings;" Kienlen's "Historical and Critical Commentary on the Apocalypse;" Bishop Landriot on “The Christian Spirit in the Teaching of the Sciences, Literature, the Arts, and in Intellectual and Moral Education;" Ramière's "Roman Doctrines concerning Liberalism;" Reville's "Teaching of Jesus Christ compared with that of his Disciples;" Sabatier's "Apostle Paul, an Outline of a History of his Thought;" Abbé Thiesson's "History of St. Cecilia;" Sémérie's "Positivists and Catholics;" Guéranger on "Pontifical Monarchy;" Cotel's "Principles of the Religious Life;" Strohlin's "Essay on Montanism;" and Blanc's "Course of Ecclesiastical History."
We are compelled, for want of space, to defer till our next number much literary intelligence, respecting France and Germany, which was prepared and in type.