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Art. X.-SYNOPSIS OF THE QUARTERLIES.
I.-American Quarterly Reviews. I. THE THEOLOGICAL AND LITERARY JOURNAL, July, 1859.-1. Dr. Harris's Theory
of the Conversion of the World: 2. Notes on Scripture-Matthew xx-xxii: 3. Regeneration-Its Author, its Instrument, and its Fruits and Evidences : 4. Exposition of Acts vi and vii : 5. The Facts of Geology consistent with the Revealed History of Creation : 6. Dr. Sprague's Annals of the American Episcopal Pulpit: 7. A Designation and Exposition of the Figures of Isaiah, chap
ters xliv and xlv. II. THE AMERICAN QUARTERLY CHURCH REVIEW, AND ECCLESIASTICAL REGISTER,
July, 1859.-1. The Present State and Hopes of Christianity: 2. Hickok's Rational Cosmology: 3. Carey's Translation of the Book of Job: 4. President Hopkins's Discourse and the Church : 5. The New Tune Book : 6. The Rer.
Bird Wilson, D.D. : 7. Dr. Stevens's First Chapter. III. THE SOUTHERN PRESBYTERIAN Review, July, 1859.–1. First Pastoral Letter
of the Synod of the Carolinas: 2. The Lecture System--Its Influence upon Young Men: 3. The Distinctions in the Godhead Personal, and not Nominal: 4. The Principles of a Liberal Education : 7. The Ilypostatical Union : 6. The
Religious Instruction of our Colored Population. IV. Brownson's QUARTERLY REVIEW, July, 1859.-1. The Church and the Revo
lution : 2. Public and Parochial Schools : 3. Complete Works of Gerald Grif.
fin: 4. Lamennais and Gregory XVI.: 5. Napoleonic Ideas. V. THE CHRISTIAN REVIEW, July, 1859.–1. Language as a Means of Classifying
Man: 2. The Old Testament in the Discourses of Jesus : 3. Bryant's Poems: 4. Internal Evidences that the Bible is the Word of God : 5. Nineveh-the
Historians and the Monuments : 6. Ancient India. VI. THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST REVIEW, April-June, 1859.-1. Glorification : 2. Text
Rescued from Universalism: 3. Notes on the Revelation : 4. The Spirits in Prison: 5. The Church Universal: 6. Review of "John the Baptist," alias “Von Rhoden:" 7. Rights of Laymen. VII. UNIVERSALIST QUARTERLY AND GENERAL REVIEW, July, 1859.-1. Latimer and
the English Reformation : 2. Bacon and Christianity: 3. The Utility of Mental
Philosophy: 4. Novels. VIII. THE MERCERSBURG REVIEW, July, 1859.-1. The Wonderful Nature of Man:
2. The Apostolic Commission: 3. Alexander on Mark: 4. The Power behind the Throne : 6. What is Poetry: 6. On Extempore Preaching: 7. Anglo-Ger man Hymns: 8. The Crystal Palace at Sydenham: 9. Eulogy on Rev. Dr.
Rauch. IX. QUARTERLY REVIEW OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHUROH, SOUTH, July, XI. THE CONGREGATIONAL QUARTERLY, July, 1859.-1. Cotton Mather: 2. Congre
1859.-1. Bishop Capers: 2, Robertson's Sermons: 3. Calvinism and Arminianism: 4. Susanna Wesley: 5. Origin, Progress, and Influence of Poetry: 6. Wo
man in America, her Sphere, Duties, and Education. X. THE NEW ENGLANDER, August, 1859.-1. Di ourse Commemorative of Prof
fessor Denison Olmsted, LL.D.: 2. The Limits of Religious Thought: 3. Mr. Daniel Lord and the American Tract Society: 4. The Forces of the Pulpit and their Relation to its Power: 5. Thorndale; or, The Conflict of Opinions: 6. The Oberlin-Wellington Rescue: 7. Italy and the War: 8. Hon. Aaron N. Skinner: 9. Dr. Tyler and his Theology : 10. The Atlantic Monthly, and the Professor at the Breakfast Table.
gational Churches and Ministers in Windham County, Ct.: 3. A Lesson from the Past—The Puritan Sabbath, its Origin and Influence : 4. John WickliffeA Sketch of his Life and Opinions : 5. American Ecclesiastical Denominations: 6. Sketch of the Broadway Church, Norwich, Ct., with particular Reference
to Ventilation. XII. THE NORTH AMERICAN Review, July, 1859.-1. The Life and Poems of Michael
Angelo: 2. Judicial Ordeals: 3. British Strictures on Republican Institutions : 4. Life of Lord Cornwallis : õ. Nature and Art in the Cure of Disease : 6. Contemporary French Literature: 7. Chief Justice Parsons : 8. Fowler's English
Grammar. XIII. THE PRESBYTERIAN QUARTERLY REVIEW, July, 1859.-1. Theology of Dr. Tay
lor: 2. The Romance of the Rose : 3. Law: 4. The General Assembly of 1859 :
5. Travels in Distant Lands. XIV. THE JOURNAL OF SAORED LITERATURE AND BIBLICAL RECORD, July, 1859.
1. Connection between our Lord's Doctrines, Miracles, and Prophecies : 2. Revised English Version of the Book of Job: 3. The Early Church History of Scotland: 4. The Franks, and their Metropolitan-No. 2: 5. Biblical Rėvision : 6. Assyrian History: 7. Analysis of the Emblems of St. John-Rev.
II.-English Reviews. I. THE WESTMINSTER Review, July, 1869.-1. What Knowledge is of most Worth:
2. Jowett and the Broad Church: 3. The Influence of Local Causes on National Character: 4. The Life of a Conjuror: 5. The Government of India, its Liabilities and Resources : 6. Recollections of Alexander von Sternberg: 7. The
Roman Question : 8. Austrian Interventions. II. THE CHRISTIAN REMEMBRANCER, July, 1869.-1. Works of the Camden Society:
2. Froude's History of England : 3. A Decade of Italian Women : 4. The Paradise of Mediæval Writers: 5. Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: 6. Liberty and Tolera
tion: 7. Church Almanacs : 8. Ancient and Modern Researches about the Nile. III. THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN EVANGELICAL REVIEW, July, 1859.-1. The Author
ship of the Epistle of Jude: 2. Aaron Burr : 3. Praying and Preaching: 4. Sawyer's New Testament: 5. Demission of the Ministry:
6. The American Theological Review: 7. The Confessional in the Church of England: 8. Pres
byterianism in the United States : 9. The Book of Job. IV. THE EDINBUROH REVIEW, OR CRITICAL JOURNAL, July, 1859.-1. Our Naval
Position and Policy: 2. L'Acropole d'Athènes: 3. Memoirs of the Court of George IV., 1820-1830: 4. The Life and Remains of Douglas Jerrold: 5. Ichnology of Annandale, or Illustrations of Footprints impressed on the New Red-Sandstone of Corncockle Muir: 6. Vie de Marie Antoinette: 7. Remains of a very Ancient Recension of the Four Gospels in Syriac, hitherto unknown in Europe : 8. History of the Life of Arthur Duke of Wellington : 9. Adam Bede: 10. Four Idyls of the King: 11. Speech of the Right Honorable Ben
jamin Disraeli, delivered in the House of Commons 1st April, 1859. V. THE QUARTERLY REVIEW, July, 1859.-1. Life of Erasmus : 2. Annals and · Anecdotes of Life Assurance : 3. Popular Music of the Olden Times : 4. Burgon's Life of Tytler: 5. The Progress of Geology: 6. The Islands of the Pacific:
7. Berkshire: 8. The Invasion of England. VI. THE NORTH BRITISH REVIEW, August, 1869.–1. Guizot's Memoirs. Vol. ii:
2. Painters patronized by Charles I.: 3. Syriac Church History-John of Ephesus: 4. Wanderings of an Artist: 5. Glaciers : 6. Patrick Frazer Tytler: 7. Idyls of the King: 8. New England Provincial History: 9. Botany and Scottish Botanists: 10. Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia: 11. Napoleonism and Italy.
FOURTH SERIES, VOL. XI.-43
III.--French and German Reviews. 1. Revue CHRETIENNE, June 15, 1859.-1. Le Troisième Jubilé de la Réformation
Française : 2. Le Sensualisme Philosophique au Dix-buitième Siècle. Ch. Waddington: 3. L'Ancienne Religion Persane. J.-P. Trottet: 4. Du Mouvement
de la Litterature Anglaise Pendant le Dernier Trimestre. Gustave Masson. July, 1959.-1. William Penn et M. Macaulay. Vulliemin: 2. Souvenirs de la Vie
de la Duchesse d'Orléans. Ch. Monnard: 3. L'Ancienne Religion Persane. J.-P. Trottet: 4. Poésie: õ. D'un Récent Essai sur la Philosophie de L'Edu
cation. Eug. Bersier. [I. REVUE DES DEUX MONDES, June 1, 1859.-1. L'Art Français au Salon de 1859.
M. Henri Delaborde: 2. Episodes de la Vie Anglo-Indienne Pendant la Dernière Guerre-La Fuite et les Aventures du Juge Edwards. M. E.-D. Forgues : 3. La Société D’Agriculture de Paris, son Histoire et ses Travaux. M. Léonce de Lavergne : 4. Poetas Modernes de L'Allemagne-Henri de Kleist, sa vie et ses (Euvres. M. Saint-René Taillandier: 5. Rachel, Histoire Lombarde de * 1818. Christine Trivulce de Belgiojoso : 6. Une Page de L'Histoire du Pie mont-Le Premier Roi de Sardaigne et la Politique de la Maison de Savoie. M. Charles de Mazade: 7. La Guerre et les Intérêts Européens dans la Question Italienne: 8. Chronique de la Quinzaine, Histoire Politique et Litteraire: 9. Revue Musicale. M. P. Scudo: 10. Académie Française-Réception de M.
Jules Sandeau. June 15, 1859.-1. La Fronde a Bordeaux. M. Victor Cousin : 2. L'Ongle César.
Mme. Charles Reybaud: 3. Les Héros de la Grèce Moderne—2. Mare Botzaris. M. Eugène Yemeniz: 4. Le Roman Réaliste en Angleterre. (Adam Bede.) M. Emile Montégut: 5. Les Premiers Ages de Notre Planète.-2. L'Apparition de la Vie sur le Globe. M. Alfred Maury: 6. Etudes D’Economic ForestièreLes Forêts et L’Agriculture. M. Jules Clavé: 7. Le Roi Odoacre, Patrice D'Italie. M. Amédée Thierry : 8. Chronique de la Quinzaine, Histoire Politique
et Littéraire: 9. Revue Musicale-Les Concerts de la Saison. M. P. Scudo. July 1, 1859.-1. L'Oncle César. Mme. Charles Reybaud: 2. Michel Ange, sa Vie
et ses (Euvres, d'après des Documens Nouveaux. M. Charles Clément: 3. La Fronde a Bordeaux, Scènes Historiques. M. Victor Cousin : 4. Un Historiographe de la Presse Anglaise dans la Dernière Guerre de Chine. M. Charles Lavollée : 5. De la Philosophie de L'Historie Contemporaine. M. Ernest Renan : 6. La Prusse et L’Agitation Allemande. M. Saint-René Taillandier: 7. Chronique de la Quinzaine, Histoire Politique et Littéraire : 8. Rerue
Critique.--Les Romans Nouveau. M. E. Lataye. July 15, 1859.-1. Le Mississipi, Etudes et Souvenirs.-1. Le Cours Supérieur du
Fleuve. M. Elisée Reclus : 2. Etudes sur L'Histoire Diplomatique de L'Italie depuis le Commencement du XVIII Siècle jusqu'a nos Jours. M. Saint-Maro Girardin : 3. De la Liberté Civile et Politique. M. Charles de Rémusat: 4. Thomas Jefferson, sa Vie et sa Correspondance.-3. Le Parti Démocratique aux Affaires. M. Cornelis de Witt: 5. Georgy Sandon, Histoire d'un Amour Perdu. M. E. D. Forgues : 6. La Reine-Blanche dans les Iles Marquises, Souvenirs et Paysages de L'Océanie.-1. L'Arrivée et L'Installation. M. Max Radiguet : 7. Les Petits Secrets du Cour.--1. Une Conversion Excentrique. M. Emile Montégut: 8. Chronique de la Quinzaine, Histoire Politique et Lit
téraire. II. STUDIEN UND KRITIKEN, 1859.-Viertes Heft-Abhandlungen-Girolamo Zan.
chi. Gedanken und Bemerk ungen: 1. Brenske, Exegetische Bemerk ung zu Apostlegesh, 15, 19-21: 2. Steitz der ästhetische Charakter der Eucharistic und des Fastens in der Alten-Kirche Recension-Karsten, die letzen Dinge Charaa teristik-Baur, Carateristik Schleiermacher's.
ART. XI.-QUARTERLY BOOK-TABLE.
It is of greatest concernment in the Church and Commonwealth to have a vigilant
eye how books demean themselves as well as men, and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors; for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are.—MILTON.
I.-Religion, Theology, and Biblical Literature. (1.) “ Theodore Parker's Experience as a Minister, with some Account of his Early Life and Education for the Ministry, contained in a Letter from him to the Members of the Twenty-eighth Congregational Society of Boston.” (Boston: Rufus Leighton, Jr. 1859.)
Theodore Parker lately informed us in a sarcastic tone that “orthodoxy is dyspeptic.” We now learn from the same authority that heterodoxy is pulmonic. * Medical men” have bidden it “ be silent and flee off for life to a more genial clime.” It has availed itself of the opportunity of adding another item to its plagiarisms of the orthodoxy it abuses, by telling its “experience.” That experience is more entertaining than edifying. It attracts by the peculiar power of the author's style; it fails' to edify from the unhappy character of the system. It is strikingly variegated with strains of eloquence scarce unworthy of John Milton, and streaks of blasphemy quite worthy of Thomas Paine.
Mr. Parker, by bis own chronology of life, has nearly closed his half century. Born of Unitarian parents, and attendant upon the ministry of Dr. Channing, he was firmly indoctrinated in the principles of natural right, but slightly tinetured with the principles of religious truth. The scanty creed of Unitarianism by natural progress, or rather regress, soon disappeared, and left him before manhood what he has since remained, a pure Deist. He settled very early in his own mind the primary dogma that miracles were impossible, and, by consequence, that the inspiration and all the supernatural facts of the Bible were by anticipation falsities; and by this fundamental law of criticism the genuineness of those sacred records was to be tested and repudiated. Believing himself destined to be a preacher, he passed through the divinity school of Ilarvard and thence to a country pulpit.
But in order to be a preacher it was necessary to have a religion. Harvard may abound in skillful chess playing, but is poorly endowed with piety. Being as poorly endowed in this respect as his Alma, Theodore was obliged to inaugurate a religion of his own. He identified, therefore, in the soul of man the “ Three Intuitions” of Right, of the Divine or God, and of Immortality. These three fundamental intuitions are the basis, or, we may say, the entire substance of his Absolute Religion ; so that his creed, if not his Deity, is triune. To this religion he made of himself a complete surrender, and felt rising in himself a vivified strength to act according to its dictates. Thus converted, dedicated, and regenerated, he entered the pulpit, and the parody was complete.
At this point we may first suggest that Christianity, as we understand it, embraces these three intuitions, so that the absolute religion, so far as it is positive, is truly embodied in the theology of the Bible. God, immortality, and the Divine Law-are not these fundamental in the Scripture system? They there exist, sustained by additional proofs and enforced by higher sanctions than pure Theism can pretend ; and all Mr. Parker attempts is to diminish those evidences and lower those sanctions. And second, in addition to these three intuitions, which afford the basis of Mr. Parker's system, it is quite competent for us to inaugurate a fourth, authenticated by equally valid signatures, namely, an intuition of the supernatural or miraculous, which may stand as the basis of the Incarnation and all the attendant miracles of the Christian Theology. These two germinal suggestions, we apprehend, properly expanded, would furnishi a fundamental refutation of Parkerism.
Having entered the pulpit, Mr. Parker, after a period of moral misgiving, sent forth his blast of war against Christianity in language and temper worthy the whole line of her assailants from Celsus to Strauss. Let the following passage illustrate how his absolute religion can
"Unpack itself in oaths, And fall to cursing like a very drab."
“I knew that I had thoroughly broken with the ecclesiastical authority of Christendom; its God was not my God, nor its Scriptures my Word of God, nor its Christ my Saviour; for I preferred the Jesus of bistoric fact to the Christ of theologic fancy. Its narrow, partial and unnatural Heaven I did not wish to enter on the terms proposed, nor did I fear, since earliest youth, its mythic, roomy Hell, wherein the Triune God, with his pack of devils to aid, tore the human race in pieces for ever and ever.
When Mr. Parker issued forth his manifesto, results followed at which he seems to have been very much surprised. The friends of the Christian religion withdrew their fellowship, avoided his intimacy, and discouraged his publications. Mr. Parker's surprise at this is to us very surprising. How he could expect that a community who considered him as undermining the foundations of public morality, of rudely assailing our holiest feelings and noblest hopes, should not look coldly on him, is a problem whose only solution can be found in the depth of his personal egotism.
Mr. Parker enumerates with pride his fearless labors in behalf of the great reform measures of the day. Most fearless and most efficient have been his utterances against slavery: They are among the most powerful denunciations against that crime in the English or any other language. They have thrilled the people like a trumpet-blast. And very skillfully has he used the vantage ground which the position of a large share of the ministry and the Church on that subject has afforded him, to denounce Christianity itself as false and corrupt. Fearful, indeed, is the responsibility of those ministers and those Churches who have afforded him that vantage ground. But then the sweeping charges made by men like Parker upon the Church,” without exception, are as false as they are bitter, and prompted by his intense hatred of Christianity itself. Our own Church, although she has not completely fulfilled ber mission on that subject, is truly and nobly an antislavery Church; and we