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SPAIN. fessors of the college, has appointed a The Roman Catholic Church. Protestant, a member of the Waldensian The draft of a NEW LAW ON THE PRESS Church, and this appointment has been provides that all writings on Christian contirmed by the Ministry. On THE PRO- doctrines or ethics, on the Catholic GRESS OF PROTESTANTISM, the Eco di Swo- religion or the Holy Scripture, must be narola, a Protestant Italian paper of submitted to the previous censorship of London, remarks, that the Bible is con- the diocesan bishop, and that any writing tinually circulating in Tuscany, Lom- on these subjects, which appears without bardy, Venice, Naples, and the States of

the imprimatur of the bishop, will be the Pope, and the number of Protestants seized as clandestine.

It will be conin every part of Italy is increasing. The sidered as an offense against religion to editor of the paper is in possession of ridicule or attack the Roman Apostolic several interesting facts, but cannot pub- Church; to attack or to ridicule any of lish them, as they would expose the the rites, practices or objects of public young converts to persecution.

worship; to spread doctrines contrary to

the interpretation which the Church PORTUGAL.

gives of the contents of the Holy ScripThe Roman Catholic Church.

ture; to offend the Roman Pontiff' or the THE CONCORDAT concluded, on Feb. 21, sacred character of the priests; or to de1857, between the plenipotentiaries of mand that any other religious worship, the Papal See and the Crown of Portugal, beside that of the Catholic Church, be has at length been ratified by the Portu- allowed in Spain.

We learn from the guese Legislature, almost unanimously Univers that most of the Spanish bishops by the Chamber of Peers, but only by a have entered a protest against this law, majority of fifteen (66 votes against 51) not, however, as one might suppose, in the Chamber of Deputies. This Con- because it contains provisions too severe, cordat concerns only the present and but because it appears to them as not former Portuguese possessions in India, conferring enough rights on the bishops. and is not received by the Catholic press with the same joy as the Concordat

TURKEY. with Austria and several other States, for Mohammedanism. — The hopes of it places again nearly the whole of British the Christian missionaries have recently India under the jurisdiction of bishops been cheered by the conVERSION OF SEYappointed by the Portuguese government, ERAL INFLUENTIAL MUSSULMANS, and the whose influence, ever since the beginning open declaration, in favor of Christianity, of the present century, has proved so of others. Thus it is reported that the disastrous to the interests of the Roman secretary and historian of the sultan has Catholic Church in Asia.

The con

been deposed from his office for having cessions made by Portugal amount to come out in defense of Christianity, and very little, and, as far as the Chamber of that in one of the principal cities of Tar. Deputies is concerned, proceeded from no key the missionaries ha frequent visits sympathy with Rome, as was clearly from Turkish students in a higher instishown by a resolution, passed in March, tution, and that among these there are with 88 votes against 7, by which the six young men who come regularly for government is invited to watch over the religious instructiou. Great hopes are liberal principles of the Restauration also raised by the progress of PUBLIC (1833) by firmly opposing the excesses INSTRUCTION. A large number of schools, and abuses of any religious reaction it is said, hare been established in the which might attempt to infringe upon principal cities of the provinces of Albathem. A new bill concerning the Monas- nia, Herzogovina, Bosnia, Servia, Bulgatic Orders, which, since 1820, have de- ria, Macedonia, and Rommelia, with creased from 489 convents, with 10,722 branches in the villages and secondary members, to 124 female convents with towns, and steps have been taken to open 1228 nuns, gives offense to both parties; similar schools in the principal towns of to the Catholic, because it suggests a Asia Minor. further diminution of the convents; to the more advanced portion of the liberal, The Greek Church. - One of the because it does not suppress the convents Methodist missionaries reports that since altogether, and confers on those retained the beginning of the Methodist missions the right and even the duty, to devote ONE PROGRESSIVE STEP has been made by themselves to the instruction of girls. the Greek Church of Bulgaria in regard

to the observance of the Sabbath. For to the Virgin Mary, one to St. Dionysius many years the Christian Sabbath, and Areopagita, and one to the holy fathers Friday, the Mohammedan Sabbath, had of the Church. The society begins now been the two great market days, and to spread also in the Western countries often priests were seen returning from of Europe, and will therefore become a the bazaar on Sabbath morning carrying new auxiliary of the missions of the their purchases. After the missionaries Roman Catholic Church. had talked a great deal to the people about this desecration of the day, the The Protestant Churches. - The Metropolitan issued an order in the first completed PROTESTANT CHURCH IN church forbidding all buying or selling Syria was dedicated to the worship of on the Lord's day. Any ove that may be God, November 7, 1858, at Alma, a vilfound working, buying, or selling on that lage about three miles from the Mediterday will be subjected to a heavy fine, and ranean Sea. The building costs only three mpon a repetition of the offense will be hundred dollars, and will seat two hunliable to imprisonment at the option of dred persons. The missionaries of the the Metropolitan. It is also added that American Board report from the ARMENIthe influence of the interdict upon the AN Mission, among many other interesting reading of the Bulgarian Scriptures is items, that Messrs. Schneider and Coffing, daily diminishing.

at Aintab, are giving religious instruction

to a class of eight, about half of whom The Roman Catholic Church. will become pastors, while the others will THE SOCIETY OF Sr. DIONYSIUS ARBOPA- be useful as colporteurs and teachers; and GITA, which was founded a few years ago that in the seminary at Bebek, and in the in the island of Santorin, for the purpose Protestant community in Constantinople, of promoting a corporate union between so marked a religious influence has shown the Roman Catholic and the Greek itself as rarely, if ever before, has been Churches, has transferred its center to seen in Turkey. The consecration of the Constantinople, and is now placed under PROTESTANT CEMETERY OF CONSTANTINOthe direction of Mr. Eugen Boré, the PLE, the common property of the embassuperior of the Lazarists in Turkey. The sies of seven Protestant States, and, as members of the association promise to such, a bond of union among the Protestpay a contribution of one frank and a half ants of all tongues, took place on February a year, and to recite every day four ejacu- 18, and was participated in by American, latory prayers, two of which are addressed English, German, and French clergymen.

Art. X.-SYNOPSIS OF THE QUARTERLIES.

I.- American Quarterly Reviews. I. THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL QUARTERLY REVIEW, AND CHURCH REGISTER, April,

1859.-1. Commentary on the Four Holy Gospels : 2. Church Statistics :

3. Gladstone's Homer and the Homeric Age: 4. Contemporaneous Literature. II. THE AMERICAN QUARTERLY CHURCH REVIEW, AND ECCLESIASTICAL REGISTER,

April, 1859.-1. The New Priest in Conception Bay: 2. Theodore Parker and the Newest Theology: 3. President Hopkins's Discourse and the Church : 4. Church Schools and Colleges : 5. Randall's Life of Jefferson : 6. Sawyer's New Testament: 7. Sprague's Annals of the American Pulpit: 8. American

Ecclesiastical History: Early Journals of General Conventions. III. THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, April, 1859.–1. Despotism in India : 2. Sir

Philip Sidney : 3. Ancient Architecture : 4. Prince Gallitzin : õ. Bushnell's Nature and the Supernatural: 6. Primary Law of Political Development in Civil History: 7. La Plata, the Argentine Confederation, and Paraguay: 8. Life of James Sullivan: 9. Palfrey's History of New England: 10. Switzerland; 11. Carlyle's Life of Frederick the Great.

IV. THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW, April, 1859.-1. The Three Saxon Electors of the

Era of the Reformation : 2. Testimony of Jesus is to his Mediatorial Character: 3. Educational Efforts of the Pennsylvania Synod : 4. Reminiscences of Lutheran Clergymen: 5. Schmid's Dogmatik of the Lutheran Church : 6. His

tory of the Christian Church. V. THE THEOLOGICAL AND LITERARY JOURNAL, April, 1859.-1. Dr. Bushnell's

Nature and the Supernatural: 2. Professor Osborn's Palestine Past and Present: 3. Notes on Scripture—Matthew xvii, 9-xx, 19 : 4. Dr. Olshausen's Eschatology: 5. Regeneration. By Rev. E. C. Wines, D.D.: 6. Exposition of Acts iv and v: 7. Answers to Correspondents—The Delivery of the Kingdom,

1 Cor. xv, 24-28. VI. THE SOUTHERN PRESBYTERIAN REVIEW, April, 1859.-1. The Deaconship:

2. National Righteousness: 3. The Changes Proposed in our Book of Discipline: 4. Morphology and its Connection with Fine Art: 5. Testimony of Modern Science to the Unity of Mankind: 6. The Telluric Portion of "The Cosmos:" 7. Inaugural Discourse on Church History and Church Polity. By Rev. J. B. ADGER, D.D.: 8. The New Theological Professorship of Natural

Science in Connection with Revealed Religion. VII. UNIVERSALIST QUARTERLY AND GENERAL REVIEW, April, 1859.-1. The Calvin

istic Church : 2. Necessity versus Liberty: 3. The Order of Religious Ideas in History: 4. The Movement to Revive Calvinism ; 5. The Relations of Positive

Thought to Religion. VIII. THE PRESBYTERIAN QUARTERLY REVIEW, April, 1859.-1. Re-union of the

Synods of New York and Philadelphia, (second article) : 2. Motley's History of the Dutch Republic: 3. The Church Extension Cause: 4. Recent Works on

Palestine : 5. Do we need a new Doctrinal Agitation in our Church ? IX. BROWNSON'S QUARTERLY REVIEW, April, 1859.-1. The Church and the Revo

lution : 2. Polities at Home and Abroad: 3. The Mortara Case : 4. Religious

Controversy: 5. Père Félix on Progress. X. THE MERCERSBURG REVIEW, April, 1869.-1. Sketches of a Traveler from

Greece, Constantinople, Asia Minor, Syria, and Palestine: 2. Natural and Supernatural: 3. The Religious Character of Washington : 4. A Discourse by Dr. Rauch-Every Man is the Lord's: 5. The Athanasian Creed: 6. The Palatinate—A Historico-Geographical Sketch, (second article): 7. Calvin's Order

of Baptism: 8. Anglo-Latin Hymns. XI. QUARTERLY REVIEW OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH.-1. Bishop

M'Kendree: 2. The Pulpit: 3. The Messianic Idea of the Old Testament: 4. Baptismal Regeneration : 5. Moral Obligation: 6. Dodd's Mathematical

Series : 7. History of Methodism. XII. THE NEW ENGLANDER, May, 1859.-1. Anticipations of Man in Nature :

2. Chicago Theological Seminary: 3. The Sepoy Mutiny: 4. Dr. Bushnell's Sermons for the New Life : 5. James G. Percival: 6. Meteorology of Palestine :

7. Unchastity: 8. Common Version and Biblical Revision. XIII. THE CONGREGATIONAL QUARTERLY, April, 1859.-1. Leonard Woods: 2. Ameri

can Ecclesiastical Denominations: 3. Did the Pilgrims wrong the Indians ? 4. The Numbering of the Churches and of their Members : 6. Henry Wolcott and his Children: 6. Congregationalism in Western New York: 7. A Lesson from the Past: 8. The Connection of Pastor and People: 9. Publications of the Congregational Union of England and Wales: 10. Professors and Students in the Theological Seminaries of our Denomination in the United States: 11. Meeting Houses, considered Historically and Suggestively.

II.-Foreign Reviews.

I. THE JOURNAL OF SACRED LITERATURE, April, 1859.-1. Criticism of the New

Testament; Uncials and Cursives : 2. Jewish Sacrifices, with particular refer. ence to the Sacrifice of Christ: 3. The Annals of Esarhaddon : 4. The Mosaic Dispensation compared with the Christian: 6. Scriptural Account of the Cherubim : 6. On the Country and Religion of the Empress Helena : 7. An. notations on Certain Passages in the Epistle to the Romans: 8. The Inspiration of the Evangelists—the Human and Divine Witness: 9. Suggestions for a New Interpretation of St. Matthew ii, 23: 10. Analysis of the Emblems of St. John, Rev. ix.: 11. Correspondence: I AM that I AM. Exod. iii, 14; De

scription of the Codex Zacynthius (E); Yav in Assyria. II. The London Review, (Wesleyan,) April, 1859.-1. Statistics and Fatalism

Buckle's History of Civilization: 2. Agriculture by Steam: 3. Virgil and l'asso: 4. Life of Mrs. Schimmelpenninck : 5. Goethe's Ballads and Minor Poems: 6. Ullman on the Sinlessness of Jesus: 7. The Marine Aquarium : 8. Table Talk: 9. Zwingli and the Swiss Reformation : 10. The Late Barou

Alderson: 11. The Serampore Mission-Carey, Marshman, and Ward. III. THE CHRISTIAN REMEMBRANCER, April, 1869.-1. Party Honesty in the Earlier

Half of the Eighteenth Century: 2. Greek Hymnology: 3. Civilized America : 4. Mansel's Bampton Lectures : 5. Jerusalem: 6. Ecclesiastical Dilapidations: 7. English Reviewers and Scotch Respondents: 8. The Vatican Codex and X. REVUE DE Deux Mondes. Ninteenth Volume. Paris. February 1, 1859,

Syriac Gospels. IV. The National REVIEW, April, 1859.-). Sir E. B. Lytton, Novelist, Phil.

osopher, and Poet: 2. Mommsen's History of Rome: 3. Social Innovators and Reformers: 4. The Present State of Photography: 5. Mill on Liberty: 6. Morley's Memoirs of Bartholomew Fair: 7. D'aguesseau and French Jurisprudence: 8. Peasant Life in Russia : 9. The True Difficulties of the Italian Question: 10. Schleiermacher's Life and Times : 11. Present Aspects of Parlia

mentary Reform. V. The British QUARTEKLY REVIEW, April, 1859.-1. Cheap Literature : 2. Ali

son's History of Europe: 3. Physical Training: 4. Ellis's Madagascar : 5. Baron Bunsen's Bible: 6. The Punjab and its Administration : 7. Memoirs of Bartholomew Fair: 8. Japan : 9. Lady Morgan's Diary: 10. The Reform

Question. VI. THE WESTMINSTER REVIEW, April, 1859.-1. Yorkshire: 2. The Morals of

Trade : 3. Weimar and its Celebrities: 4. The Drama in Paris: 5. The Italian Question: 6. Adam Bede: 7. De Lamennais: his Life and Writings: 5. Eu

gland's Political Position in Europe: 9. Contemporary Literature. VII. The North British REVIEW, May, 1859.-1. Milton and his Times-Masson:

2. Birds : 3. Modern Literary Life-Douglas Jerrold: 4. The British Book and Newspaper Press: 5. Poetry—" Legends and Lyrics ”—“The Wanderer:" 6. Henry, Lord Brougham : 7. Indian Colonization : 8. History and Development of Socinianism: 9. Select Memoirs of Port-Royal: 10. Sir William Ham

ilton's Lectures. VIII. THE EDINBURGH REVIEW, April, 1859.-1. Female Industry: 2. Barth's Dis.

coveries in Africa: 3. Dr. Trench on English Dictionaries : 4. Life and Correspondence of Lord Cornwallis : õ. The West Indies as they were and are : 6. Montenegro: 7. Sir F. Palgrave's Normandy and England: 3. Rifled Guns

and Modern Tactics : 9. Major Hodson's Life: 10. Austria, France, and Italy. IX. THE QUARTERLY Review, April, 1869.–1. Carlyle's Frederick the Great:

2. The Minstrelsy of Scotland : 3. National Gallery : 4. Baron Bunsen and the Chronology of the Bible : 5. Devonshire : 6. George III. and Charles James Fox: 7. Lord Brougham and Law Reform : 8. Foreign Affairs-War in Italy.

1. She and He, (Elle et Lui,) second part. By M. George Sand: 2. The Last Days of the Empire of the Moguls, last part. By M. Theodore Ravie: 3. Geneva, and Genevese Society under a Radical Government. By M. I. Cherbuliey: 4. The Americans on the Pacific Coast–ii. San Francisco and Californian Society. By M. Ed. du Hailly: 5. The Restorations of Forests, and the Management of Rivers in France. By M. I. Clave: 6. M. de Chateaubriand as a Publicist and a Political Man, (a review of M. Villemain.) By M. Amidée Lefèvre-Pontalis: 7. The Italian Question—The Problem of the Destiny of Italy-Austria and Piedmont in the Peninsula. By M. Charles de Mazade: 8. The Testament of a Prophet, (M. Prosper Enfantin.) By M. Emile Montigat: 9. Political and

Literary Chronicle of the Fortnight. February 15, 1859.-1. The Use of Steam Navigation in the Wars of the Conti

nent. By M. V. de Mars: 2. She and He, (Elle et Luí,) third part. By M. George Sand: 3. Alcide D'Aubigny-his Voyages and Travels. By M, Albert Gaudry: 4. The Monarchy under Louis XV–The Ministry of the Duke de Choiseul, and the Fall of the Parliaments--last part. By M. L. de Carne : 6. Navigation and Agriculture in France-The Importance of Agricultural Products in freighting a Mercantile Marine. By M. F. Vidalin: 6. Modern Travelers; Madame Ida Pfeiffer in Malacca. By M. Charles Lavolléc: 7. The Americans on the Coast of the Pacific-The Gold Mines and the Emigration, (last part.) By M, Ed. du Hailly: 8. Mutual Credit-Credit Unions in Belgium and Germany. By M. Bailleux de Masizy: 9. Poetry: 10. Chronicle of

the Fortnight. March 1, 1859,-1. She and He, (last part.) By M. George Sand: 2. A Satirical

Humorist of the English Theatre, (Douglas Jerrold.) By M. E. D. Hargues : 3. The Representative Monarchy in Italy. By M. Albert Blanc : 4. England and English Life-Eccentric Forms of Industry—The Musicians of the Streets of London—The Foreign Showmen—The Strolling Players. By M. Alphonse Esquiros : 5. The Sugar Cane and the New Sugar Colonies. By M. Pagen, of the Institute: 6. Historical Scenes—The Termination of the League at Paris, (first part.) By M. Victor Cousin, Meniber of the Academy: 7. The Theater of Our Time, and the Comedies of M. Banière. By M. Emile Montègat: 8. Chronicle of the Fortnight-Political and Literary Record : 9. Essays and

Notices - The Inedited Correspondence of Lavater. By the Prince Galitzin. Darch 15, 1859.-1. Historical Scenes—The Termination of the League at Paris,

(last part.) By M. Victor Cousin, of the French Academy: 2. La Loca Cuerda --A Tale of the Coast of Chili. By M. Theodore Pavie : 3. The Europeans in Oceanica-Our Antipodes, Tasmania, and New Zealand. By M. Alfred Jacobs : 4. Le Chevalier de Chasot, a Friend of Frederic II. By M, Henry Blaze do Bary: 5. German Literature of the Present Day. By M. Saint-Rener Taillandier: 6. The Nationality of Roumania, as expressed in its Popular Songs. By the Countess Dora D'Istria: 7. The Life of an Italiau Emigrant--Giacinto de Collegno. By M. Charles de Mazade : 8. Electoral Reforms in England. By M. Villemain, of the French Academy: 9. Chronicle of the Fortnight:

10. Musical Review. XI.--THEOLOGISCHE STUDIEN UND KRITIKEN.--Herausgegeben von Dr. C. Ullmann

und Dr. F. W.C. Umbreit. Jahrgang, 1859, Zweites Heft. Gotha, bei Friedrich Andreas Perthes. THEOLOGICAL STUDIES AND CRITIQUES.— Treatises.-1. On the Ideas: a Visible and Invisible Church, by Ritschel. 2. On the Special Manifestations of God, as contained and described in the Holy Scriptures, by Graf. Thoughts aná Observations.-1. Schneckenburger on the Date and First Readers of the Epistle to the Hebrews, by Holtzmann. 2. On the Theandric Character of the Holy Scriptures, by Riehm. Reviews.-1. Schenkel's Christian Doctrine, Discussed from the Standpoint of Conscience, by Steitz. 2. Riggenbach's Lectures on the Life of Christ, by Gees. 3. Schapff's Aurorama Personal Notice. 4. Colani's Sermons preached at Strasbourg, by Kienlen. 5. Manifestations of

God recorded in the Old Testament, by Schultze. The article on the Church is chiefly an examination of the views of the principal Reformers. Zwingli and Huss differed in some respects, but both agreed

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