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be glad to learn that this veteran theo. | most thorough and erudite historical logian bas published the first volume of works of Germany. a new commentary on the Gospel of John. Though it is the almost unanimous
On the history of the Hussites new opinion of theologians that Dr. Heng
information of great importance is giveni stenberg has been hitherto, in his writ
in “The Reign of George of Podebrad," tings on the New Testanient, much less
by Max Jordan, (Das Königthum Georg's successful than in those on the Old, a
von Podebrad. Leipsic, 1861.) George of new commentary by him on one of the
Podebrad, who, in 1458, was unanimousGospels will be hailed everywhere as
ly elected king of Bohemia, and died in an exegetical publication of great im
1471, was a zealous patron of the Huss
ites, who at that time were so conspicuiportance.
ous as the standard-bearers of the reformAnother exegetical publication has atory movements in the Roman Catholic been commenced by Professor Wieseler, Church. The author has had access to s of Kiel, under the title, An Investigation large number of important documents of the Epistle to the Hebrews, in particular which have never before been made use its Author and its Readers, (Eine Unter- of. He represents his book as a contribusuchung über den Hebraeerbrief, etc., Kiel, tion to the development of the modern 1861.) In the first part, which has ap- state in opposition to the all-controlling peared, the author shares the opinion of supremacy of the Roman Catholic Church those who regard Barnabas as the author. of the Middle Ages. The second part is to appear toward the
The third number of the Studien und close of the present year.
Kritiken begins with some introductory The great collective work on the Lives remarks by the learned editor, Dr. Ulland the Writings of the Fathers of the mann, respecting his resignation as Reformed Church, which has been in President of the Supreme Ecclesiastical course of publication for several years, Board of the State Church of Badeu, and of which we gave an account in the (This event is more fully referred to in April number of the Methodist Quarterly the "Foreign Religious Intelligence " deReview, has met with so great a success partment of this number.) Dr. Ullmann as to encourage the publisher to make promises to devote henceforth a much arrangements for the publication of a larger portion of his time than before to similar work on the Lutheran Church. the editing of his celebrated quarterly. The prospectus mentions the names of Dr. | One of the next numbers of the “StuLehnerdt, formerly Professor of Theology dien" is to bring from his pen “Reniat Berlin, and now Superintendent-Gen- | niscences of Dr. Umbreit," his departed eral of the province of Saxony; Dr. friend and associate editor of the "StuSchmidt, of the University of Strasburg; dien." Dr. Uhlhorn, formerly of the University The number contains three longer arof Göttingen, and other distinguished ticles, (Abhandlungen) viz.: 1. Lübker, theologians, as the editors. The first | An Introduction to a Theology of Classi volume, containing the Life and Select | Antiquity. 2. Piper, Lost and Discovered Writings of Melancthon, by Dr. Schmidt, Monuments and Manuscripts. 3. Gerlach, (Philipp Melanchthon. Leben und ausge- The Imprisonment and Conversion of wählte Schriften. Elberfeld, 1861,) has Manassen. The first article is particularly just appeared.
valuable. The author, who, by a DictionSimultaneously with it another work ary of Classical Antiquity, and a number on · The Lives of the Fathers of the In- of other works, has gained the reputá. theran Church,' (Das Leben der Altväter tion of being one of the best classical der Lutherischen Kirche. Leipsic, 1861,) scholars of Germany, discusses in an inhas been commenced by Rev. Mr. Meu- teresting and thorough manner the theo rer. According to the prospectus it is logical views of the Greeks concerning to contain nine volumes, and will in- God, sin, eternity. The article quotes clude a greater number of biographies and reviews nearly the whole German than the first-named work, which will and French literature bearing on the limit itself to the biographies of the subject, and for this bibliographical comfounders of the Church. The latter pleteness alone ought to be read by every work is intended for all classes of read one who wishes to obtain reliable iners, while the volumes of the former col- formation of the religion of the Greeks lection will aspire to a rank among the land Romans. In the second article, by Professor Piper, of Berlin, many inter- | velopments of high-churchism that have esting contributions to Christian archæ- ever grown upon Protestant soil. ology are given. We noticed, in particular, a highly interesting description of a Greek table-picture, which represents
FRANCE. in a series of scenes the entire history The “ Cours Complet de Patrologie,” of the celebrated image of Christ, which
| published at Paris by Abbé Migne, has the Saviour himself is said, according to been recently completed. It is one of an early tradition, to have sent to Abga- the grandest literary enterprises which rus, king of Edessa.
the Christian world has ever seen since The second number of the quarterly
the invention of the art of printing, and, Zeitschrift für Historische Theologie con
as such, well deserves a more extended tains articles by Hochhuth on the His
notice. All the former great collective tory of the Protestant Sects in the Church
works of Roman Catholic literature, as of Hesse, and by Dr. Ebrard on “The
the Acta Sanctorum of the Bollandists, Outbreak of the First Religious War in
the Collections of Councils by Labbé and France in 1562.” Besides it gives a
Mansi, the former collections of the short communication by Dr. Hartwig,
Church fathers, the works of Cardina) evangelical pastor of Messina, Sicily, on
Mai are nothing compared with it. The the author of the work, De modis uni
"Cours de Patrologie" of Abbé Migne endi ac reformandi ecclesiam, and an
comprises all the extant works and fragother on the Moscow manuscript of the ments of the ancient ecclesiastical writers Church History of Eusebius, by the dis
in no less than three hundred and twentinguished Russian archeologian, Dr. E.
ty-six large quarto volumes, two hundde Muralt.
red and seventeen of which contain the
Latin writers of the first twelve centuThe number of the religious quarter- ries from Tertullian to Innocent III., lies of Germany (a complete list of which while the Greek writers from Barnabas we gave in the April number of the to Photius are given in the other one Methodist Quarterly Review, p. 330) has hundred and nine volumes. All the recently received an addition by the es. volumes have been stereotyped, in tablishment of a Deutsche Vierteljahr- order to enable the publisher to furnish schrift für Englisch-Theologische For at any time complete sets, and the purschung, under the editorship of Dr. chaser to replace any volume that may Heidenheim, in London. As the title have been lost. indicates, the principal object of this The work is to be immediately followjournal will be to make the German ed by a number of "indexes," which theologians and the German Churches are to comprise twelve volumes. For better acquainted with the contents and their compilation fifty persons have been the spirit of the theological literature of engaged during five years, at an aggreEngland and America. The first num- / gate expense of about 500,000 francs. ber contains the following articles: 1. Re- Each of the three hundred and twentysearches on the Samaritans, by Dr. Hei six volumes is to be analyzed in these denheim. 2. Mormonism, by Dr. Over indexes two hundred and ten times. beck. 3. On the Phenician Inscriptions By means of these “indexes" it will be of the British Museum. 4. Epistle of possible to refer at once to any of the Meshalmah ben Ab Sechuah's to the Sa ecclesiastical writers concerning each maritans. 5. The Journals of England and one of the doctrines of the Roman their Theleogical Tendencies, together with Church. Others refer to all the passages a review of seven theological works of concerning music, geometry, and other England.
sciences. By far the most valuable of
the indexes, however, is the one which The gifted but fanatical High Lutheran quotes for every single verse of the Professor Vilmar, of Marburg, has com Bible, from the first of Genesis to the menced the publication of a new relig. | | last of the Revelation, all the passages ious monthly called Pastoral-Theologische of the fathers which comment on it or Blätter. The character of the editor refer to it. One of the most remarkable warrants that the readers will find in it features in connection with this immense the most elegant German, a clear and work is, that it has been carried through forcible style, some powerful thoughts without any direct support from the and sentences, and the most ultra de- / government or other community. The
literary world owes it exclusively to the nal, and prepared by Rapin himself for indefatigable labors of Abbé Migne, who the use of the clergy of St. Sulpice. las staked a large personal property on The celebrated Rationalistic minthe execution of this great work of his
| ister of Paris, Mr. Athanase Coquelife.
rel, has published a Projet de DisciA new work on the life, the writings, pline pour les Eglises Reformées de France, and the age of Chrysostom, has been presente a la Commission du Conseil Cen. published, in three volumes. by Abbé tral, (Paris, 1861.) The question of a Martin. (St. Jean Chrysostome. Ses reorganization of the Reformed State Euvres et Son Siècle. Montpellier, 1861.)
Church occupies the minds of the This is the second monography on the
French Protestants to so high a degree, great orator of the ancient Church,
that the Supreme Board of the Church, which we have received from France
the Conseil Central, had commissioned a within the course of a year, the former
minister of the Church, Mr. Rollin, with being Albert, Chrysostome comme Orateur
preparing a draft of a new Church disci. Populaire. (Paris, 1860.)
pline. Mr. Rollin, in his turn, had
requested Mr. Coquerel to present his An interesting contribution to the views on the subject likewise in the Literature on Jansenism 'is the Histoire form of a draft of a Church discipline, du Jansenisme, from its origin down to with which request he has complied by the year 1644, by the Père René Rapin, the above publication. We see from of the Company of Jesus, (Paris, 1861,) the review of the work in the Archives a work originally written in the latter Chrétiennes, that Mr. Coquerel proposes, half of the seventeenth century, but now in place of a national synod, a central for the first time revised and edited by council, consisting of thirty-one memthe Abbé Domenech. The Père Rapin is bers, all of whom the government shall the author of a great number of French have a right to appoint. Fortunately, as and Latin theological, classical, and po the same poper adds, no such scheme etical works, one of the latter of which, stands any chance of receiving the approentitled Hortorum Libri IV., is the most bation of the Reformed Church; the celebrated of all for the purity of its La-current of public opinion becomes tinity, and has been translated into stronger and stronger in favor of a French and Italian, and published in greater independence of the Church, a England by J. Evelyn, jun., in 1673. strong proof of which was given at the The present work, on which he is said late meeting of the Pastoral Conference to have been employed during twenty of Reformed Ministers at Paris, when a years of his life, was never published by resolution was passed, by ninety votes him, and has now been for the first time against one, that a National Synod is edited, with the permission of the Minis- the only proper ecclesiastical board that ter of Public Worship, from the MS. can authorize changes in the constitupreserved in the Bibliothèque de l'Arse- / tion or discipline of the Church.
Art. XI. — SYNOPSIS OF THE QUARTERLIES, AND OTHERS OF
THE HIGHER PERIODICALS.
American Quarterly Reviews. AMERICAN THEOLOGICAL REVIEW, April, 1861.-1. Annihilation. 2. Slavery
among the Ancient Hebrews. 3. Rothe's Address on Philip Melancthon. 4. The Old Testament in the New. 5. Christian Zeal. 6. The New
Latitudinarians of England. 7. The Sinaitic Manuscript. AMERICAN QUARTERLY CHURCH REVIEW, April, 1861.-1. The See Bish
opric. How shall we get it? 2. Hymns from Compilers' Hands. 3. John Wesley on Separation from the Church. 4. Early Annals of the American Church. 5. University of Trinity College, Canada. 6. Life and Writings of Bishop Doane. 7. The American Quarterly Church Review,
and our National Crisis. BIBLICAL REPERTORY AND PRINCETON REVIEW, April, 1861.-1. The
Physical Training of Students. 2. The Mode of Baptism. 3. Covenant Education. 4. Rawlinson's Herodotus. 5. The Apostolic Benediction.
6. The Church and the Country. BROWNSON'S QUARTERLY REVIEW, April, 1861.-1. Christ the Spirit.
2. Pope and Emperor. 3. Early Christianity in England. 4. Xavier de Ravignan. 5. The Monks of the West. CHRISTIAN REVIEW, April, 1861.-1. Archetypes. 2. The Greek Church.
3. The Inspiration of the Apostles. 4. The New Trial of the Sinner. 5. Conant's Matthew. 6. Immateriality of the Soul. 7. Berkeley and
his Works. DANVILLE QUARTERLY REVIEW, March, 1861.-1. The Relative Doctrinal
Tendencies of Presbyterianism and Congregationalism in America, 2. The Relation which Reason and Philosophy sustain to the Theology of Revelation. 3. The Mystery of Iniquity. 4. Our Country-Its Peril-Its Deliverance. 5. Immortality of the Soul. 6. Ulphilas. The Goths and their Language. 7. Nature and Revelation in Relation to the Origin of our Conception of a God. 8. Divine Sovereignty manifested in Divine Predestination—the only Security for the Use and Suc
cess of Means. EVANGELICAL REVIEW, April, 1861.-1. The Ministerium Question. 2. Bac
calaureate Address. 3. The Work of the Education Society. 4. The Lord's Prayer. 5. List of Publications by Lutherans in the United States. 6. Emmaus Orphan House. 7. A Proposed Plan for a General Union of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, etc. 8. Exposition of 2 Peter
iii, 12. FREEWILL BAPTIST QUARTERLY, April, 1861.-1. The Two Histories of
the Creation-how Reconciled. 2. Liberty and Slavery. 3. Value of the Saxon Element in the Larguage of the Pulpit. 4. Agricultural Interests. 5. Man Conscious between Death and the Resurrection. 6. Of
Deacons. 7. Parton's Life of Jackson. 8. Progress. MERCERSBURG REVIEW, April, 1861.-1. Jesus and the Resurrection.
2. The Early Introduction of Catechization in the Reformed Church, 3. The Antipodes, or the World Reversed. 4. Animal Magnetism and Hypnotism. 5. Notes on the Agamemnon of Æschylus. 6. The Relation of the Holy Ghost to tbe Natural World. 7. Slavery and the Bible. NATIONAL QUARTERLY REVIEW, Murch, 1861.-1. Persian Poetry. 3. Amer
icanisms. 3. Mexican Antiquities. 4. Modern Criticism. 5. Popular Botany. 6. The Saracenic Civilization in Spain. 7. Motley's United Netherlands. 3. The Lessons of Revolutions. 9. Quackery and the
Quacked. NEW ENGLANDER, April, 1861.-1. The Lives of the Haldanes, as illus
trating the Rise of Congregationalism in Scotland. 2. The Present Attitude of the Church toward Critical and Scientific Inquiry. 3. The Acquisition of the Amoor. 4. Missions in India. 5. Motley's United Netherlands. 6. The Pulpit. 7. Guizot's General History of Civilization. 8. George Müller and the Life of Trust. 9. The Martyrs under Queen Elizabeth. 10. Dr. Bushnell's Christian Nurture. 11. Ralph Waldo Emerson on the Conduct of Life.
PRESBYTERIAN QUARTERLY REVIEW, April, 1861.-1. The Gallican Church.
2. City Churches. 3. The Imprecatory Psalms. 4. Philological Examination of Isaiah vi, 9, 10. 5. The Scepter of Judah. 6. The Relation of the Church to Reforms. 7. The Arrow-Headed Inscriptions. 8. Mot
ley's History of the United Netherlands. PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL QUARTERLY REVIEW AND CHURCH REGISTER
January and April, 1861.-1. Introductory Article. 2. The Old Testament Doctrine of a Future Life. 3. Reminiscences of the Revolution. Was General Lee a Traitor ? 4. The Chronology of the Septuagint. 5. Historical Credibility of the Four Gospels. 6. The Tractarian Move ment. 7. The Oxford Essays. Baden Powell on Miracles. QUARTERLY REVIEW OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH, April,
1861.-1. The Conflict of Modern Philosophy. 2. Thomas Carlyle. 3. Thomas Babington Macaulay. 4. Nast's Commentary. 5. Methodism in Canada. 6. Philological Study of the Latin Language. 7. Lady Maxwell. 8. Baptism and Church-Membership of Children. THEOLOGICAL AND LITERARY JOURNAL, April, 1861.-1. The Handwriting
on the Wall, Daniel v. 2. The Autobiography of A. Carlisle, D. D. 3. Designation and Exposition of the Figures of Isaiah, Chapters lxiv, Ixv, and lxvi. 4. The Sense of onws ủv, Acts ii, 19. 5. The Benefits of a Knowledge of the Purposes God has revealed in Respect to his Kingdom. 6. Pontius Pilate. 7. Indications that the Sedimentary Strata were formed Simultaneously, not in Succession. 8. R. F. Burton's Travels in the Lake Regions of Africa. 9. The Lessons Taught by the late Extraordinary Political Events, and the Catastrophes to which they are Tending. 10. The Study of the Prophetic Scriptures specially a
Duty at the Present Time. UNIVERSALIST QUARTERLY AND GENERAL REVIEW, April, 1861.-1. The
Man Christ Jesus as a Teacher. 2. A Glance at the Arena. 3. The Resurrection. 4. Hale's Ninety Days' Worth of Europe. 5. The Existence of Moral Evil not Incompatible with Divine Goodness. 6. The
Jews and the Gentiles. 7. Spiritualism Nothing New. 8. Temptation. UNIVERSITY QUARTERLY, April, 1861.-1. The Study of Law in Germany.
2. The Age Theory. 3. The Library of Brown University. 4. College Secret Societies. õ. Westminster Abbey. 6. Hugh Miller. 7. Professional Studies. 8. Aaron Burr. 9. The Study of Natural History in College. 10. The Pope as a Temporal Sovereign. 11. Theodore Parker. 12. Professional Life. 13. The Value of Literary Societies in Academical Education. 14. Relations of Truth to Scholarship. News Articles: Amherst College, Bowdoin College, Brown University, Columbia College, Columbia College Societies, Dartmouth College, Hamilton College, New York University Law School, Norwich University, Kenyon College, Trinity College, University of Vermont, Wesleyan University,
Williams College, Yale College, University Quarterly Association. SOUTHERN BAPTIST REVIEW, March, 1861.-1. The Angel of the Old Test
ament. 2. Napoleon III.—the Man of Prophecy. 3. Conant's Revision of Matthew. 4. Review of Abbey's Baptismal Demonstrations. 5. Per
verted Reason, or the Organon of Heresy. SOUTHERN PRESBYTERIAN REVIEW, April, 1861.-1. The Princeton Review
on the State of the Country. 2. Coleridge. 3. Female Education. 4. The Trinity of the Godhead the Doctrine of the Holy Scriptures. 5. Bunsen on the Bible. 6. A Vindication of Secession and the South.