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nas, twenty-six volumes, (175 francs,) i “Ce qu'il faut à la France," ("What and those of St. Bonaventure, twelve France needs,'') is the title of a pamvolumes, (75 francs,) are also in prepa- phlet published by Mr. St. Hilaire, Proration. A collection of works on the fessor of History at the Sorbonne. The harmony of Reason and Science with author is a convert from the Roman the Catholic Faith, (Accord de la Raison Catholic Church, and one of the few repet des Sciences avec la Foi Catholique,) in resentatives of evangelical Protestantism sixteen volumes, (100 francs,) will con- among the leading scholars of France. tain more than sixty works, in full, col. The religious history of France is summed lected and translated from various lan- up in a hundred pages, and divided into guages, of different epochs, on the above five periods: 1. The period of militant subject and others analagous to it. The piety (the Crusades) from Clovis to St. Refutation of the Philosophical Systems, Louis; 2. The cloisters and the struggle (Refutation de tous les Systemes Philoso- with the Holy See, the triumph of Royphiques,) by the most accredited works alty, and the humbling of the Papacy; written against each particular system, | 3. The Concordat and the Reformation, will embrace six volumes. The chief | from Francis I. to Richelien; the rejecsystems refuted are pantheism, atheism, tion by France of the Gospel, in choosing Materialism, Rationalism, Idealism, pro which she might have been spared three gressism, magnetism, etc. The Abbé centuries of faults and misfortunes; thinks he has overlooked none, but pro- ! 4. Till the death of Louis XIV., the mises if any one has been forgotten to absolute reign of religious despotism; add it to his list, and “refute it" by a 5. From the death of Louis XIV. to the sound work on the subject. Besides present day, the reign of infidelity. The these the Abbé has many other publica author, with great vigor and eloquence, tions of a colossal character in contem- points out to his countrymen the remplation, to which we may refer on edy, which, he shows, can only be another opportunity.
found in the liberty of the Gospel.
Art. X. - SYNOPSIS OF THE QUARTERLIES, AND OTHERS OF
THE HIGHER PERIODICALS.
American Quarterly Reviews. AMERICAN THEOLOGICAL REVIEW, July, 1861.–1. Slavery among the An
cient Hebrews. 2. Powell on the Evidences. 3. The Unity of the Race. 4. Criticism of New Testament Texts. 5. Renan on Job and Canticles. 6. Fisher's Sermons and Addresses. 7. The Codex Alexandrinus.
8. The Ante-Nicene Trinitarianism. AMERICAN QUARTERLY CHURCH REVIEW, July, 1861.-1. The Ultimate Grounds of Infidelity. 2. Interesting and Curious Facts about Bishops. 3. Cooper and his Novels. 4. Motley's History of the Dutch Republic. 5. Recent Inquiries in Theology examined. 6. Church Missions in New
York City. MERCERSBURG REVIEW, July, 1861.-1. Moral Character of Jesus Christ,
or the Perfection of Christ's Humanity a Proof of his Divinity. 2. The Divining Rod. 3. Liturgical Worship. 4. Notes on the Agamemnon of Æschylus. 5. Religious Training; or the Gospel Educational Sys
tem. 6. The National Question. EVANGELICAL REVIEW, July, 1861.-1. German Emigration to North
America. 2. Jephthah's Vow. 3. M. Minucii Felicis Octavius. 4. Annotations on Matthew, chap. xxiv. 5, The Races of Men in English History. 6. D iciary Education, 7, Theses upon the Church. 8. Our National misis. 9. Hy
BIBLICAL REPERTORY AND PRINCETON REVIEW, July, 1861.-1. The
Kingdom of Christ. 2. Knowledge, Faith, and Feeling, in their Mutual Relations. 3. The Subjects of Baptism. 4. Motley's Dutch Republic.
5. Annals of the American Pulpit. 6. The General Assembly. FREEWILL BAPTIST QUARTERLY, July, 1861.-1. The Doctrinal and the
Practical in Christianity. 2. The Christian Church and the Poor. 3. Baptism not Immersion. 4. The Power of Personal Character. 5. Moral Happiness. 6. Disagreement of Doctors on the Origin of the Human Species. 7. Dr. Butler's Theology. 8. Conventional Morality. 9. Process of Saving Grace, exemplified in the Religious Experience
of Rev. A. Merrill. CHRISTIAN REVIEW, July, 1861.-1. Platonism and Christianity. 2. How
did the Anabaptists administer Baptism? 3. Motley's History of the United Netherlands. 4. The Relation of Adam to his Posterity. 5. Interdependence of Christian Doctrines. 6. Sir William Hamilton's
Lectures on Logic. 7. The National Crisis. BIBLIOTHECA SACRA AND BIBLICAL REPOSITORY, July, 1861.-1. Was the
Apostle Paul the Author of the Epistle to the Hebrews ? 2. A Sketch of Hindu Philosophy. 3. Some Remarks on an Expression in Acts xxv, 26.-A Monograph. 4. Method in Sermons. 5. God's Ownership of
the Sea. 6. Notices of New Publications. NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, July, 1861.-1. The Public Lands of the
United States. 2. Mrs. Jane Turell. 3. The Venerable Bede. 4. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Institutes. 5. Life of Major Andre. 6. French Critics and Criticism.-M. Taine. 7. Burial. 8. The Attic Bee. 9. Francis Bacon. 10. Michigan. 11. New Books on Medicine.
12. The Right of Secession. 13. Hugh Latimer. PRESBYTERIAN QUARTERLY REVIEW, July, 1861,-1. The Ter-Centenary
of the Meeting of the First. General Assembly. 2. Esthetics. 3. The Divine Life in the Church. 4. The General Assembly of 1861. 5. The Rationale of Prayer. 6. The Early History of the Presbyterian Church in Missouri. 7. The State of the Country. 8. The Gorilla Book.
9. Literary and Theological Intelligence. CONGREGATIONAL QUARTERLY, July, 1861.-1. Nathaniel Emmons.
2. English Congregational Institutions. 3. A Lesson from the Past: Clerical Patriotism in New England. 4. Paul's Method of Church Extengion. 5. Congregational Churches and Ministers in Windham county, Conn. 6. First Congregational Church, Detroit, Mich. 7. A Historical Document: Ilustrating a not yet obsolete aspect of New England Theology. 8. A Hymn of A. D. 1150. 9. A Memorial of Rev. Samuel Austin Worcester. 10. Congregational Churches and Ministers in Portage
and Summit Counties, Ohio. 11. The Primitive “Ecclesia.” DANVILLE QUARTERLY REVIEW, June, 1861.1. The Claim of Emanuel
Swedenborg to Divine Revelation. 2. The Nature and Import of a Christian Profession. 3. Ulfilas. 4. Cuba, from a Recent View. 5. State of the Country. 6. Bibliography.
This is the second number of a new Quarterly established at Danville, Kentucky, under the editorial control of Dr. Robert J. Breckenridge and the other professors of the Danville Theological Seminary, the professors of Center College at Danville, and several ministers, of whom one is Rev. Robert W. Landis, author of "The Immortality of the Soul, and the Final Condition
Danville, onridge and the others of Center Content W. Landis,
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of the Wicked.” The first article institutes a very searching investigation of Swedenborg's illumination, exhibiting the author's peculiar powers of analysis, and furnishing results worthy of consultation by inquirers into Swedenborg's claims.
In the fifth and sixth articles Dr. Breckenridge brings his great powers into full use in a manly effort of Christian patriotism. He maintains, with a great effect in his peculiar position, the cause of our country against the great rebellion that forms so much of the history of the present year. He exposes the enormity of the “ reign of terror" established by secessionism, and the real despotism by which the South attained her boasted “unanimity.” He unfolds the duty of the government to assume its natural attitude, defend loyal citizens, and subdue rebellion. He exhibits the insuperable difficulties which would arise to the revolutionists, even upon a secession triumph, and shows how truly all their own aims are defeated by the war into which they have plunged. He delineates the wild miscalculations of the secessionists as to a "divided North” and a “unitedSouth,” and the futility of their visions as to expansion, free trade, boundless prosperity, and cotton monopoly. He traces the steps of the fatal revolution in Virginia, by which a Union Convention, elected by fifty thousand majority, was menaced into secession, the state transferred to the confederacy by a self-appointed committee, long before the people, overawed by armed troops, had passed through the forms of voting upon the question. He loudly proclaims the fact that there is a broad isthmus of mountain country slanting down southwestwardly from Eastern Virginia to Alabama, cutting the secession territory nearly in two, inhabited by a population of hardy highlanders, who are true to the Union, and need only arms from the government and a Robert Anderson for a leader to rally by thousands in behalf of the constitution and government.
The late election in Kentucky announces the cheering fact that she is true to the Union, reveals the factious and violent nature of the secession minority which is overriding the South, and gives assurance that Dr. B. and men like him are winning a high place in the future gratitude of their country for their noble stand in the Border States at this crisis of violence and treason. We give the following touch upon the “ United South :"
Such a line of conduct was adopted as made the action of every Southern State isolated, and this policy was pursued in such a manner as to make a resort to violence necessary in securing unanimity in any state, and as to make the principles of despotism supplant the principles of freedom in every state. The seeds of utter defeat were thickly sown in the first open movement of the conspiracy. To-day, instead of a completely united, there is a thoroughly divided South. And we feel perfectly satisfied, that if every arm was removed from the fifteen slave states, and every man in them all was allowed freely to choose his side, and then the whole population was equally and completely armed, and the question fought out, the result would be the suppression of the revolt. Born of Southern parents, in a Southern state-never having owed or professed allegiance to any other government than that of the United States and that of the Commonwealth of Kentucky-never having even resided, during a life far from short, except temporarily and for brief periods, out of the South, and having been obliged by our course of life to acquire a large acquaintance with the people, the institutions, and the interests of the South, the opinion we have expressed may be fairly weighed against a large amount of clamor. It would, we are convinced, be vouched as true and sound, on the conditions stated, by more than half a million of Southern men, ready upon fair occasion, and if need required, to uphold it with their lives.-P. 304.
Pricking of some of the Southern balloons :
If the whole of the slave states were united, as the result of this war, in a separate Confederacy, all the ideas of the future expansion of the new nation, which have occupied so large a space in the thoughts of men, might be surrendered at once. One year would not elapse, in all probability, before an alliance of all nations interested in the vast and increasing commerce which must pass across the isthmus of Panama, and among the islands of the Caribbean sea, and across the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, would effectually close the question of expansion for the Confederate States. In like manner, the question of the slave-trade, to the free prosecution of which so much importance continues to be attached in the most earnest of the seceded states, may be considered definitively at an end let this revolt terminate as it may. In like manner, the doctrine of free trade, in favor of which the doctrine of secession took its rise in South Carolina, and which has been continually and conspicuously held forth as one of the priceless blessings to be secured by the revolt, is utterly subverted by one of the earliest acts of the Confederate Congress, imposing a duty on exports—a form of obstructing commerce forbidden by the Federal Constitution. And the boasted career of incalculable wealth which secession promised to inaugurate, in the first year of its existence is signalized by the charity of the people of Illinois sending corn free of charge to the starving poor of Mississippi ; while, if the war shall continue till the Confederate States conquer the United States, their first year of peace will exhibit the heaviest ratable public debt, perhaps, in the world, and the most burdensome taxation ever borne by an agricultural people, and a bankruptcy as absolute as the golden dreams of secession were preposterous. To make but one suggestion more, it would, perhaps, have been impossible for any madness less destructive than this secession war to have seriously disturbed for a century to come the near approach which the South was making to the most productive and extensive monopoly ever possessed by any people in the products of the earth, in its growing control of the cotton market of the world. At present, so imminent is the peril into which this boundless source of wealth has been brought, not only for a few seasons, but it may be in permanence, that the armed intervention of the great maritime and manufacturing nations of the world, for the deliverance and protection of the cotton of the Confederate States, is among the desperate hopes to which their situation gives expression.—P. 306.
The result in prospect : "To all human appearance, the establishment of the independence of the Confederate States by the present war is impossible. How much blood may be shed, how much treasure may be squandered, how much suffering may be inflicted, how much ruin, in ten thousand ways, may be brought upon millions of people, and how near to the brink of destruction the country may be brought, can now be known only to the Ruler of the universe. But so far as any object avowed, or even conceivable, which ever was, or can be, proposed as a benefit to the Southern States, was expected to be promoted by secession, this war renders that object unattainable. We do not propose to enter into discussions from a military point of view, nor do we underrate the difficulties of every kind which the General Government has to encounter. But it seems to us perfectly inevitable, that without the special interposition of God for the destruction of this great nation, the certainty is complete--that the independence of the Confederate States cannot be established as the result of this war. In the degree that this judgment may be supposed to be just, two conclusions, both of them of great weight, follow. The first is, the wickedness and folly not only of the revolt itself, but of the wholo spirit and method in which it has been prosecuted; the second is the certainty that the fact itself, in proportion as it becomes manifest, must weaken, throughout the whole South, the purpose to prosecute a conflict so ruinous and so bootless. No doubt there are wars which may be prosecuted to the last extremity; and, no doubt, many thousands of secessionists may bave persuaded themselves that this is such a war, or may have so deeply wrecked all other hopes that only this des. perate stake is left to them. But the dictates of reason and morality—the judgment of mankind—and the irreversible decree of posterity, is different here. This is a revolt whose complete success would not have justified the war into which it has plunged a great country, and therefore the certainty of its failure robs its continuance of all pretext. And such, at no distant period, may be expected to be the judgment of the great mass of the Southern people; and, by consequence, their peaceful and cordial return to their loyalty, and to the exercise of all their rights as citizens of the United States, instead of being a preposterous dream, is not only the most probable, but apparently the certain result of a wise and courageous treatment of affairs.-P. 303.
UNITED PRESBYTERIAN QUARTERLY REVIEW, July, 1861.-1. The Minis.
terial Office. 2. Sloan on Color and Slavery. 3. Thc Hebrew Servant. 4. The Ruling Elder. 5. Early Presbyterianism in Scotland, and the General Assembly of 1560. 6. The Great Rebellion traced to its Source. 7. Sabbath-schools: their Origin and Progress. 8. The Third General
Assembly. NEW ENGLANDER, July, 1861.–1. The First Document of Genesis. 2.
Rev. Professor Fisher's Discourse Commemorative of Professor Josiah W. Gibbs, LL.D. 3. Theology of Wesley.-Reply to the Methodist Quarterly Review. 4. Private Character of Thomas Jefferson. 5. The Duties to their Country in the Present Crisis of those who remain at Home while their Brethren go down to the Battle. 6. The Ancient Christian Liturgies and Worship. 7. Professor Park's Memoir of Dr. Emmons. 8. The Southern Apology for Secession. The article in reply to the Methodist Quarterly Review is written in a decidedly better tone than its predecessor under a similar title from the same hand. There is less of austere self-assumption; the writer seems to admit that the editor of this review can furnish him some specimens of unequivocal English, and there is a plenty of wavering and contradiction to show that he is conscious of the awkwardness of his position. With a candor that we shall duly honor, he frankly admits our claim, that our extracts from Fletcher do contain the main positions of Dr. Taylor; but he maintains that Dr. Taylor has given those positions an elucidation more elaborate and complete than is anywhere else to be found in Theology. That we have not denied, and very cheerfully accord. It is not a bootless discussion where one important issue is brought to a settlement. To us it seems just as clear that Mr. Wesley's views are by us stated with as demonstrative an accuracy as Fletcher's.