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P. F. Keerl. The first volume, which from the start a weighty influence on has appeared, treats of the history of the ecclesiastical condition of the counthe Creation and the doctrine of the try. It is therefore very gratifying to Paradise : the second will discuss the know that it will represent and serve relation of Christ and of the angels to the interests of the evangelical party. man, and will derive therefrom the de One of the ablest works compiled tails of the doctrine of the image of

during the present century by Roman God in man. It was a chief design of

Catholic theologians, the "Ecclesiastical the author, in undertaking this work, to

Dictionary; or, Cyclopedia of Catholic show that all the reliable results of as

Theology," (Kirchenlexicon, Freiburg, tronomy, geology, and paleontology are 1848.**

1848, sq.,) edited by Dr. Wetzer and in a most remarkable and surprising Dr. Welte, has been recently brought to harmony with the record of primitive

a close by the completion of a very cohistory as narrated by the Bible.

pious and valuable general index. The

information on Protestant matters is, as 4. Other branches of Theology. usual in works of this class, frequently

A most valuable addition to the Prot- | unreliable and untrue; its articles on estant periodical press of Germany will Catholic doctrines and history betray be made in January, 1861, by the estab- throughout the blind partiality of their lishment of a Journal of Ecclesiastical authors, and, on the whole, it is by far Lau. It will be edited by Dr. Dove, inferior to the excellent Protestant cycloPrivatdocent of the University of Berlin, pedia of Dr. Herzog. But, nevertheless, and will count among its contributors it contains a large number of most valumany of the most learned and distin able articles of permanent value, on guished jurists and professors of law in | account of which it well deserves a place Germany, as Professor Richter in Berlin, i in all larger theological libraries. It Professor Jacobson in Konigsberg, Pro- consists of eleven volumes and one supfessors Herman and Zachariä in Gottin. plement, besides the general index, which gen, Professor Wasserschleben in Gies- gives an alphabetical list of all the proper sen, and many others. The new journal names occurring in the work. A French will be the only German organ for the translation has been for several years in discussion of questions of ecclesiastical the course of publication, and likewise law; and the celebrity and high position approaches its completion. of many of its contributors secures to it !

Art. X. — SYNOPSIS OF THE QUARTERLIES, AND OTHERS OF

THE HIGHER PERIODICALS.

American Quarterly Reviews. PRESBYTERIAN QUARTERLY REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. The Arabs.

2. Russia-Second Article. 3. Schleiermacher. 4. Duties of our Laymen. 5. The New Rule of the American Home Missionary Society. 6. The Fathers of the Harrisburgh Presbytery: I. Rev.

Robert Kennedy. II. Rev. Robert Cathcart, D. D. AMERICAN THEOLOGICAL REVIEW, November, 1860.-1. The Laws of Civilization. 2. Objective Preaching. 3. Unity and Common Origin of the Human Race. 4. State of the Jewish Mind relative to the Scriptures. 5. The Rosetta Stone. 6. The British Government and the Slave-trade. 7. Origin of American Foreign Missions. FOURTH SERIES, VOL. XIII.—10

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FREEWILL BAPTIST QUARTERLY, October, 1860.-1. Moral Charac

ter-Its Origin and Difference. 2. The Position of the Methodist Episcopal Church on the Subject of American Slavery. 3. An Effective Ministry. 4. Christian Missions and Civilization. 5. Æsthetical Culture. 6. Regeneration. 7. The Book of Job.

UNIVERSALIST QUARTERLY AND GENERAL REVIEW, October, 1860.

23. Legends of King Arthur. 24. The True Method of Evangelism–Itinerancy. 25. The Religion of Zoroaster. 26. The Test of Legitimate Amusements. 27. The Doctrine of the Personality of the Devil historically considered.

CHRISTIAN REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. Are our Necessary Con

ceptions of God reliable? 2. Notes on the Mystics. 3. On Preaching the Doctrine of Eternal Punishment. 4. Godwin's History of France. 5. Art Education. 6. Missionary Attempts of the Jesuits in Japan. 7. Rational Cosmology.

THEOLOGICAL AND LITERARY JOURNAL, October, 1860.-1. Raw

linson's Bampton Lectures on the Truth of the Scripture Records. 2. Dr. J. A. Alexander on Matthew xxiv. 3. Mcmorial of Rev. John Richards, D. D. 4. The Fiji Mission. 5. The Revelation, Daniel ii, respecting the Four Great Empires. 6. Designation and Exposition of the Figures in Isaiah, Chapters lviii, lix, and lx.

NEW ENGLANDER, November, 1860.-1. The Divine Humanity of

Christ. 2. Frederic Perthes. 3. Agriculture as a Profession; or, Hints about Farming. 4. Modern Warfare: Its Science and Art. 5. Dr. Alexander's Letters. 6. Primitive Evangelization and its Lessons. 7. The General Assembly and Co-operation. 8. The Home Heathen, and How to reach them. 9. Palfrey's

History of New England. AMERICAN QUARTERLY CHURCH REVIEW AND ECCLESIASTICAL

REGISTER, October, 1860.-1. The Present State and Prospects of Christianity — No. III, Concluded. 2. Green’s Biographical Studies. 3. Church Missionary Position of 1835 and Voluntaryism. 4. Two Letters to the Bishop of Arras. 5. Dr. Huntington's Sermons and the Trinity. 6. Dr. Craik's Discourse on the Union. 7. The Free Church System. American Ecclesias

tical History: Early Journals of General Conventions. EVANGELICAL REVIEW, October, 1860. — 1. Christian Liberty.

2. Testimony of Jesus as to his Possession and Exercise of Miraculous Power. 3. A Call to the Christian Ministry. 4. The Pleasures of Taste. 5. Baccalaureate Address. 6. Baptismal Hymns. 7. The New Heavens and the New Earth. 8. Opening Address before a Christian Association. 9. The Evangelical Mass and Romish Mass.

NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. Homer and his Heroines. 2. Climatology. 3. Life and Labors of Thomas Prince. 4. Edmund Waller. 5. Lord Shaftesbury. 6. Second Volume of Palfrey's History of New England. 7. Quarantine and Hygiene. 8. Rush's Occasional Productions. 9. The English Language in America. 10. The Origin of Species. 11. An “ Inglorious Milton.”

SOUTHERN PRESBYTERIAN REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. The Prot

estant Church of France and the Pastors of the Desert. 2. The Resurrection-Body. 3. The Letters of Alexander von Humboldt. 4. Unity and Infallibility of the Church of Rome. 5. The Geological Writings of David N. Lord. 6. The Princeton Review on Theories of the Eldership.

MERCERSBURG REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. The Fall and the

Natural World. 2. Strength and Beauty of the Sanctuary.
3. Memoir of Dr. J. W. Alexander. 4. Unlettered Learning;
or, a Plea for the Study of Things. 5. The Literature of the
Heidelberg Catechism. 6. The Prospects of Christianity in

Africa.
PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL QUARTERLY REVIEW AND Church REGIS-

TER, October, 1860.-1. Savonarola, the Prophet of the Refor-
mation in Italy. 2. Popular Geology-Hugh Miller's Geological
Works. 3. Science a Witness for the Bible. 4. The Origin and
Characteristics of the English Language. 5. Baptismal Regen-
eration.

QUARTERLY REVIEW OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, South,

October, 1860.-1. Milton and his Recent Critics. 2. Introduc-
tion of Children into the Church. 3. Wordsworth. 4. Dr.
Alexander's Theory of Moral Agency. 5. The Greek Tragic
Drama. 6. Southern Standard of Education. 7. Job's War-
Horse.

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BIBLIOTHECA SACRA AND BIBLICAL REPOSITORY, October, 1860.

1. The Religion of Geology. 2. The Aborigines of India. 3. The Resurrection and its Concomitants. 4. Did the Ancient Hebrews believe in the Doctrine of Immortality ? 5. Comparative Phonology; or, The Phonetic System of the Indo-European Languages. 6. A Journey to Neapolis and Philippi. The article on “The Religion of Geology” unfolds, from Professor Hitchcock's last work, some excellent views. But the professor's latest reconciliation of Moses and geology, so far as it is made clear in this article, will obtain few adherents. The professor tells us that he has long felt the impression that Moses truly meant a natural day by that term in his record. Hence, he accepts this as

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the meaning. But he modifies the record by two suppositions: 1. To this natural day is affixed in each instance a stupendous symbolic period of which the natural day is the commencement. 2. The days are not truly chronological in their order, but are simply diurnal pictures of creative facts given by Moses in an ideal succession. Such is the theory. But does the professor, or any one else, feel that such was the real meaning of Moses?

We can easily imagine, however, that Moses did not truly know the entire meaning of his own record. We can easily believe, with Professor Whewell, that a narrative written for man in both his unscientific and his scientific age, might be so constructed as to possess apparent and real truth for both ages. BIBLICAL REPERTORY AND PRINCETON REVIEW, October, 1860.

1. The Logical Relations of Religion and Natural Science. 2. The Law of Spiritual Growth. 3. Horace Binney's Pamphlets. 4. Reason and Faith. 5. Napoleon III. and the Papacy.

6. Theory of the Eldership. For the past year or so the pages of the Repertory have presented a very able series of metaphysical articles, dealing with the present aspects of philosophic thought. They are marked by a terseness of style, a clearness of thought, a vigor of analysis, and, according to our standard, a soundness of doctrine very welcome at the present time; and we could wish that they might be furnished in another form for a wider audience than the constituency of the Princeton Quarterly. Among these articles are Sir William Hamilton's “Theory of Perception,” Sir William Hamilton's “Philosophy of the Conditioned,” and, in the present number, “Reason and Faith.”

In this article we have a very accurate estimate of Dr. M'Cosh, and of his late work on the “Intuitions,” with a very sharp sifting of the application by Mansel of the Hamiltonian philosophy to the purposes of doctrinal and practical theology. Dr. M'Cosh is not described as a great or a brilliant, but as a healthful, discriminating, and truthful mind. He develops, not always in the most concise style, but with great clearness, a philosophy accord. ant with the “universal common-sense of mankind.” In the latter part of the article the reviewer detects the lurking errors and the fearful results of the philosophy that would reveal God to us by the light of a blaze of contradictions, and give us a religion made of mere "regulative”—perhaps-falsehoods.

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English Reviews.
NATIONAL REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. The Franks and the Gauls.

2. The English Translators of Homer. 3. Builders' Combina-
tions in London and Paris. 4. Russian Literature: Michael
Lermontoff. 5. The Middle Ages in England. 6. The Natural
History of Ceylon. 7. French Fiction: The Lowest Deep.
8. Baron Ricasoli and his Political Career. 9. Nathaniel Haw-

thorne. 10. Nature and God. BRITISH AND FOREIGN EVANGELICAL REVIEW, October, 1860.

1. Baird's First and Second Adam. 2. Dr. Edward Beecher's Conflict and Concord. 3. Sir W. Hamilton's Theory of Perception. 4. Are the Phenomena of Spiritualism Supernatural ? 5. New England Theology. 6. Zwingle and the Doctrine of the

Sacraments. 7. Tholuck on the Gospel of St. John. WESTMINSTER REVIEW, October, 1860. — 1. Neo-Christianity.

2. The North American Indians. 3. Robert Owen. 4. The Organization of Italy. 5. The Antiquity of the Human Race. 6. Russia—Present and Future. 7. Our National Defenses.

8. W. M. Thackeray as Novelist and Photographer. QUARTERLY REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. The Brazilian Empire.

2. Deaconesses. 3. Public School Education. 4. Wills and Will-making, Ancient and Modern. 5. Eliot's Novels. 6. Arrest of the Five Members by Charles the First. 7. Iron-Sides

and Wooden Walls. 8. Competitive Examinations. NORTH BRITISH REVIEW, November, 1860.-1. Modern Thought

- Its Progress and Consummation. 2. The Disturbances in Syria. 3. Leigh Hunt. 4. The Spanish Republics of South America. 5. The Province of Logic and Recent British Logicians. 6. Lord Macaulay's Place in English Literature. 7. American Humor. 8. Revivals. 9. The Martyrdom of Galileo.

10. The Sicilian Game.
EDINBURGH REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. Recent Geographical

Researches. 2. Memoirs of the Master of Sinclair. 3. Max
Müller's Ancient Sanskrit Literature. 4. Grotius and the
Sources of International Law. 5. The Churches of the Holy
Land. 6. The Grand Remonstrance. 7. Scottish County His-
tories. 8. Brain Difficulties. 9. The United States under Mr.

Buchanan.
CHRISTIAN REMEMBRANCER, October, 1860.-1. Oxford British

Association Discussions, as related to Spiritual Questions.
2. Bishop Hurd. 3. Oxford — Its Constitutional and Educa-
tional Changes. 4. Essays and Reviews. 5. The Kalendars
of the Church. 6. Theory of the Mosaic System. 7. Revival-
ism and Thaumaturgic Psychology.

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