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Rosenkranz, Encyklopadie der theolog. Wissenschaften. Halle.
The Triangle. A series of numbers upon Theological points, enforced from various pulpits in the city of New York. By Investigator, (the late Rev. Mr. Whelpley.) pp. 396. New York.
Dr. George Campbell's Lectures on Systematic Theology and Pulpit Eloquence, with Fenelon's Dialogues on Eloquence. Edited by Professor Ripley, of the Newton Theological Institution. Boston.
BIBLICAL AND PHILOLOGICAL. A Concise View of the Succession of Sacred Literature; in a chronological arrangement of authors and their works. By J. B. B. Clarke. Vol. ii. London.
A Grammar of the Hebrew Language. By Edward Hincks, D. D. London.
Rudiments of the Hebrew Language, with and without points. By James Noble, Author of an Arabic Vocabulary. London.
The Biblical Cabinet, or Hermeneutical, Exegetical and Philological Library. Edited by Rev. C. H. Terrot, late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. [De. signed to embrace a series of translations of the best German Theologians.] Vol. I. containing Ernesti's Principles of Biblical Interpretation. Edinburgh.
A new Greek and English Lexicon, principally on the plan of the Greek and German Lexicon of Schneider. By James Donnegan, M. D. First American, from the second London edition, revised and enlarged. By R. B. Patton. pp. 1413. Boston.
HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL. An Authentic History of the Missions under the care of the Missionary So ciety of the Methodist Episcopal Church. By Nathan Bangs, D. D. New York.
Matter, Histoire Universelle de l'Eglise Chretienne. 3 vols.
Luther and the Lutheran Reformation. By Rev. John Scott. [The design of this work is to present in two volumes the substance of the information contained in Milner's Church History and in its Supplements, in a popular form, excluding the mass of documents and minute examination of controversies.) London.
Planck, Geschichte der protestantische Theologie. Gottingen.
Schlegel, Kirchen- und Reformations-Geschichte von Norddeutschland und der Hannoverschen Staaten. Hanover.
Sacred History of the World from the Creation to the Deluge, philosophically considered. By Sharon Turner. Reprinted from the English edition in Har. per's Family Library No. 32. New York.
The Life of David, King of Israel. Written for the American Sunday School Union. Pp. 275. 12mo.
Origin and History of Missions, compiled and arranged from authentic documents, by Rev. Thomas Smith, London, and Rev. Mr Choules, Newport, R. I. Nos. 1 and 2.
Biography of Pious Persons, abridged for youth. By Mrs. Sigourney.
The Life and Pontificate of Gregory the seventh. By Sir Roger Greisley. London.
Church History through all ages, designed especially for young persons, families and schools. By Thomas Timpson. pp. 527. 12mo. London.
SERMONS AND ADDRESSES. The Scripture Doctrine of Regeneration defended. A Sermon by the Rev. John De Witt, D. D. New York.
Sermon on the ordination of Rev. William G. Schauffler, as a missionary to the Jews, preached at Park street Church, Boston, November 14, 1831. By Moses Stuart. Second edit. Andover.
Address on the truth, dignity, power and beauty of the principles of peace, and of the unchristian character and influence of war and the warrior. Deli. vered in the Centre Church at New Haven, May 1832, at the request of the Connecticut Peace Society. By Thomas S. Grimké, of Charleston, S. C. Hartford.
The Soul of Man. A sermon preached at the Tabernacle Church, Salem, Mass. April 22, 1832. By Leonard Withington, Pastor of the First Church in Newbury.
The Faith of the Pilgrims. A sermon delivered at Plymouth, on the 22d December, 1831. By John Codman, D. D.
A Discourse delivered before the Massachusetts Society for the Suppression of Intemperance, May 23, 1832. By William Sullivan.
The Prospect of the Heathen without the Gospel. A sermon by Rev. Dr. Tyler. Portland.
Missionary Museum, or an account of Missionary Enterprizes, in a conver. sation between a mother and her children. First Series. India and Africa. 2 vols. 12mo. New Haven.
Practical Musings for courteous readers, both laical and clerical. By Homo. New York. pp. 172. (Principally republished from the New York Observer.]
Sullo spirito anti-papale che produsse la Riforma, e sulla scgreta influenza ch'escercito nella letteratura d'Europa, e specialmente d'Italia, come risulta de molli suoi classici, massimne de Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio, Disquisizioni. By Gabriel Rossetti, Professor of Italian Literature in the Royal College, London.
The consistency of the whole scheme of Revelation with itself, and with human reason. By Dr. Shuttleworth. (Vol. ii. of Rivington's Theological Library.) London.
Journal of the proceedings of the forty-eighth Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the state of Pennsylvania, and an Episcopal Charge on the
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subject of Revivals. By Rt. Rev. William White, D. D. Bishop of the Diocese. pp. 60 and 21. Philadelphia.
Sacred Lyrics, or Select Hymns, particularly adapted to Revivals of Religion. Intended as a supplement to Watts. By Nathan S. S. Beman.
The Pious Minstrel. A collection of Sacred Poetry. From the London edition. Boston.
Way-Marks, or Directions to persons commencing a religious life. Selected and arranged by G. T. Bedell, D. D. Philadelphia.
A selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings and for private devotion. By J. P. K. Henshaw, D. D. Fifth edit. containing nearly 200 addi. tional Hymns. pp. 320. Baltimore.
A Tribute of Sympathy, addressed to Mourners. By W. Newnham, Esq. Ist American, from the 6th London edition. pp. 234. New York.
The Youth's Book of Natural Theology, illustrated in familiar dialogues; with numerous engravings. By Rev. T. II. Gallaudet.
The Daily Commentary ; being a selection from the exposition of Matthew Henry. Compiled and arranged by Rev. Joseph Wilson. pp. 451. N. York.
Contemplations of the Saviour. A series of extracts from the Gospel Histo ry, with Reflections, and original selected Hymns. By S. Greenleaf Bulfinch. pp. 155. Boston. [The design expressed in this title is an excellent one for an orthodox volume, and we should rejoice to see some evangelical author take the suggestion.)
Historical and Philosophical Considerations on Religion. Addressed to James Madison, Esq. late President of the United States. By the late Rev. Dr. Rice, of Prince Edward, Virginia. Richmond. pp. 120. (The contents of this little volume were published anonymously in a series of numbers in the Southern Re. ligious Telegraph, in the year 1830.)
Correspondence between the First Church and the Tabernacle Church in Sa. lem, (Mass.) in which the duties of Churches are discussed, and the rights of conscience vindicated.
Sermons and Sacramental Meditations. By the late Andrew Thomson, D. D. Minister of St. George's Church, Edinburgh. pp. 447. Boston.
Sermons to Christian Families on the most important relative duties. By the late Dr. Payson of Portland.
The Telescope, or sacred views of things past, present, and to come. By Sa. muel Nott, jr. Boston.
The Messiah. A Poem in six books. By Robert Montgomery. London.
The Mythology of the Hindus, with notices of various tribes in the two pe. ninsulas of India, &c. By Charles Coleman. London.
Lectures on Ultra-Universalism. By A. Wilson McClure. Svo. pp. 59. Boston.
The Refuge; containing the Righteous Man's Habitation, in the time of Pestilence, being a brief exposition of the 91st Psalm, by William Bridge. Also, an exposition of the 91st Psalm, by Bishop George Horne, with an es. tract from an account of the great Plague in the fourteenth cenutry. New York.
ART. I. - SPRAGUE ON REVIVALS.
Lectures on Revivals of Religion, by Wm. B. Sprague,
D.D., Pastor of the 2d Presbyterian Church, Albany : with an Introductory Essay by Leonard Woods, D.D., also an Appendix, consisting of Letters from the Rev. Drs. Alexander, Wayland, Dana, Miller, Hyde, Hawes, M Dowell, Porter, Payson, Proud fit, Neill, Middledollar, Davis, Lord, Humphrey, Day, Green, Waddell, Griffin, and the Rev. C. P. M*Ilvaine.-Webster & Skinner, Albany, 1832.
“Draw not nigh hither,-put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground,” is the warning which this momentous subject speaks to all who would approach it! The posture which befits us, is țhat of Elijah on Horeb, with our faces wrapped in our mantles Indeed, it would seem as if the Eternal Spirit himself were needed still, as in the “ Acts of the Apostles,” to inspire the historians of his divine operations, in order to shun the stain of human hands, and the fatal consequences of human error, at the seat of life.
It is, no doubt, an impression of holy awe and conscious unfitness for the important work, that has deprived the world of a connected history of Revivals of Religion, in our age,
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and especially in our own country. This is deeply to be regretted, especially in reference to the American churches, which it has pleased God, in successive periods, for more than a century, to make the theatre of the most extended and glorious revivals that the world has ever witnessed. Such a history, at all times important, has become peculiarly proper, and is even most urgently demanded at the present crisis. Whether we consider the greatness of the work of the Spirit in our own land, or the peculiar and perilous abuses which have in latter years attended that work, silence on these topics has ceased to be a virtue. We hail, therefore, the appearance of Dr. Sprague's Lectures on Revivals of Religion, &c. &c., as most timely and auspicious. Nothing could have been more seasonable; and, in view of the difficulty and greatness of the subject, it is as excellent as it is seasonable. If, as has been intimated, the worthy author has published too much for so young a man, yet taking into the account the plan and execution of the entire work, he wld have written too little for the Church, for the world, for posterity, and for his injured Lord, if he had withheld this book from the public. We esteem it one of the most important and useful productions of the American press for the present century.
There is a moral beauty and “meekness of wisdom” in the spirit and manner in which this book is gotten up. The enlightened author, feeling the solemnity of the themes he is discussing, and the weighty responsibility of his work, modestly calls in the superior experience and concurrent testimony of his fathers and brethren around him. A series of letters, written at his request, and in reply to his inquiries, is subjoined to the volume in the form of an Appendix. He thus speaks of them in the preface:
“ In the appendix the reader will find a series of letters on the same subject, from a number of the most distinguished clergymen of our country, and from six different religious denominations. The object in requesting these Letters has been twofold. First, to obtain authentic history of our revivals, in which unhappily we have hitherto been greatly deficient; and, second, to ascertain the manner in which revivals have been conducted by men whose wis. dom, experience, and standing in the Church must at least entitle their opinion to great consideration.” “ He allows himself to hope that whatever the decision of the public may be in respect to the Lectures, they will find in the Letters which follow, much authen.