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reveal, and reveal as a fact. Again, it is a fact that we are saved by the death of Christ—this we have seen stated as the doctrine of atonement. Yet, as so stated, there is not a Socinian in the world, who is not orthodox on this point. This fact is not all that the Scriptures teach, nor that it is necessary to believe. The death of Christ saves us, and saves us as a sacrifice. That it operates in this mode, and not in another, is as much a matter of fact, as that it operates at all. Again, it is a fact, that men are renewed and sanctified by the Holy Spirit. But here again, all Arminians, Pelagians, and even Socinians are orthodox; for they admit the fact as much as the reviewer does, allowing them to make the Spirit of God mean “divine energy.") They and he might philosophise rather differently about it; but the fact they all admit. How the Spirit does the work, is matter of explanation, some say, by an immediate influence on the mind; others by moral suasion, or presenting motives; others by having revealed the truth in the Scriptures--so that the result may be ascribed either to the truth as the immediate cause, or to its revealer, the Spirit. And so, finally, though illustrations might be multiplied without end, the Scriptures are a divine revelation; here is a fact, in which, it would seem, all might acquiesce, and be orthodox, without asking, how God reveals truth to man. Yet this fact, the neologists of Germany hold and proclaim. It is true, when they come to the philosophy of the fact, they tell us they mean that the Scriptures are a provi. dential revelation from God, in the same sense as the Dialogues of Plato.
It is too obvious to need comment, that the reviewer's position is all that any man in the world, who professes any form of Christianity, needs, to prove his orthodoxy. Let him have the stating of scriptural facts, and he will do as the reviewer in many cases has done, state them so generally, that Arminians, Pelagians, and Socinians, as well as Cal. vinists can adopt them, and, according to this standard, be orthodox.
We have spoken of this anonymous pamphlet with sincerity : that is, as we really felt. We view it as highly objectionable in the respect to which we have principally referred. Whoever the writer may be, we think he has more reason to lament having given occasion to the Christian public to ask, how his statements can be reconciled with notorious facts, than to be offended at the strictures to which it may, and ought, to subject him,
Select List of Kecent Publications.
Waibel, Dogmatik der Relig. Jesu Christi. Augsburgh.
A text book of Popery, comprising a brief history of the Council of Trent, and copious extracts from the Catechisms published by its authority, with notes and illustrations; intended to furnish a correct and complete view of the theo. logical system of Popery. By J. M. Cramp. Repub. New York. pp. 451.
Bates' Harmony of the Divine Attributes, with an introductory essay by Dr. Alexander, being the fourth number of the Library of Religious Knowledge. New York.
The New Divinity Tried; being an examination of a Sermon delivered by Rev.C. G. Finney on making a New Heart. By Asa Rand. Boston. pp. 16.
Review of “The New Divinity Tried.” Boston. Pp. 44.
When does the Sabbath begin? A careful examination of the passages of Scripture which are thought to favour the beginning of the Sabbath on Saturday evening at sunset. By Melvin Copeland. Hartford. pp. 18.
Lectures on Universalism. By Rev. Joel Parker, Pastor of the Free Presbyterian Church, New York.
The Christian Doctrine of Regeneration. By J. H. F. Blanchard, of Harvard, (Mass.) Boston. pp. 81.
Coup-d'æil sur la controverse chretienne depuis les premieres siecles jusqu'a nos jours. By the Abbe Gerbet.
The Apostolicity of Trinitarianism; or the testimony of history to the positive antiquity and apostolical inculcation of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity By George Stanley Faber. London. 2 vols.
The Select Works of Archbishop Leighton. Prepared for the practical use of Christians, with an introductory view of the life, character, and writings of the author. By Geo. B. Cheever. Boston. pp. 569.
Spiritual Life, or Regeneration illustrated in a series of disquisitions relative to its author, subject, nature, means, &c. By George Duffield, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Carlisle, Penn. pp. 613.
The Writings of the late John M. Mason, D. D. consisting of Sermons, Es
says, and Miscellanies; including Essays already published in the Christian Magazine. Selected and arranged by Rev. Ebenezer Mason. New York. 4 vols.
Lectures on Christian Theology. By George Christian Knapp. Translated by Leonard Woods, jr. Abbot Resident, Andover Seminary. 2 vols.
Dr. Gregory's edition of the works of Robert Hall. New York. 3 vols.
BIBLICAL AND PHILOLOGICAL.
Questions and Notes, critical and practical, on the book of Genesis. By George Bush. New York. pp. 467.
Mauser, Commentar. üb. das Buch Josua. Stuttgard.
Paulus, exegetisches Handbuch uber die drei ersten Evangelien. Heidelberg.
The Prophetic blessings of Jacob and Moses respecting the twolve tribes of Israel, explained and vindicated. London.
Second edition of Gibbs's Manual Hebrew and English Lexicon. New Haven.
A series of Sermons on the xxxiii. chapter of Deuteronomy. By Wm. Parkinson, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, New York. Ist vol. pp. 554.
It is proposed to publish in London, a condensation of all the English Commentaries on the Old and New Testament.
Journal of the Life and Religious Labours of Elias Hicks. Written by himself. 2d edition. pp. 451. New York.
A general view of the progress of Ethical Philosophy, chiefly during the 17th and 18th centuries. By Sir James Mackintosh. Philadelphia. pp. 304.
A short view of the whole Scripture History, with a continuation of the Jew. ish affairs from the Old Testament to the time of Christ, and an account of the chief prophecies relating to him. By Dr. Watts. Revised and enlarged by Rev. R. S. Shimneall. New York. pp. 506. With a chart.
The Life of Wicliff: By Charles Webb Le Bas. London.
Origines Hebrææ, or the Antiquities of the Hebrew Republic. By Thomas
Memoirs and Confessions of Francis Volkmar Reinhard, s. T. D. Court Preacher at Dresden. Translated from the German, by Oliver A. Taylor, Resident Licentiate at Andover Seminary.
SERMONS AND ADDRESSES.
The Pleasures of Luxury unfavourable to the exercise of Christian Benevolence. Preached in the South Church, Boston. By Rev. John J. C. Hopkins.
Religion the only safe-guard of National Prosperity. Preached in Trinity Church, Boston. By Rev. John H. Hopkins.
Spruce Street Lectures. No. 3. The Use of the Means of Grace. By Rev. Dr. S. B. How, of Carlisle. No. 4. On Church Discipline. By Rev. Alexander M.Farlane, of Carlisle. Philadelphia.
Baccalaureate Address, pronounced on the Sixth Anniversary Commencement of the University of Nashville, October 5th, 1831. By Philip Lindsly.
Essay on the application of Abstract Reasoning to the Christian Doctrine. By the author of the Natural History of Enthusiasm. Boston. pp. 163.
Saturday Evening. By the same author. Boston. pp. 340.
Family Library, No. 27. Palestine, or the Holy Land. By Rev. Michael Russell, LL. D.
The Book of Private Devotion. A series of Prayers and Meditations chiefly taken from the Works of Hannah More. New York.
Moral and Religious Gleanings; or Interesting Stories. Compiled from various authors. By Thomas Latimer. Philadelphia.
On Political Economy, in connexion with the moral state and moral prospects of Society. By Dr. Chalmers. pp. 566. Glasgow.
The Seven Apocalyptic Churches. By Charles Macfarlane. With etchings. London.
A Treatise on the Happiness arising from the exercise of the Christian Faith. By O. Blewett, Esq. London.
The Christian Philosopher. By Wm. Martin. London.
The Records of a Good Man's Life. By Rev. Charles B. Tayler, author of *May you like it.' London.
Christian Library. The Travels of True Godliness. By the Rev. Benjamin Heatch. Revised and improved, with Notes and a Memoir, by Howard Malcom. Boston.
Remarks on the Moral and Religious Character of the United States of America, supported by numerous extracts from the best authorities. London.
Hints, designed to aid Christians in their efforts to convert men to God. (By Rev. Dr. Skinner and Rev. E. Beecher.] 2d ed. Philadelphia. pp. 36.
Burder's Village Sermons, in 1 vol. New York,
A Guide for Young Disciples of the Holy Saviour, in their way to immortality, forming a sequel to Persuasives to Early Piety. By J. G. Pike. New York.
The Listener. By Caroline Fry. Philadelphia. 2 vols.
Considerations for Young Men. By the author of " Advice to a Young Christian.”
The Pilgrim's Progress, with a Life of Bunyan, by Robert Southey. Illustrated with Engravings. Boston.