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CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.
LITERARY POLICY OF THE CHURCH OF ROME
Sixteen Lectures on the Causes, Principles, and Results of the
Cours de Droit Naturel, professé à la Faculté des Lettres de
Catholicism compatible with Republican Government, and in full Accordance with Popular Institutions. By FENELON. EDWARD MORTON
Edward Morton. By S. A. C. P. Clerkenwell, Esq. VI. THE RECENT ELECTION
The Recent Election. The Democratic Policy. VII. LITERARY NOTICES AND CRITICISMS
I. THE CHURCH AGAINST NO-CHurch
The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany, January, 1845. Art. VI. The Church. II. SALVE FOR THE BITE OF THE BLACK SERPENT
1. The Relation of Jesus to his Age and the Ages. A Sermon preached at the Thursday Lecture in Boston, December 26, 1844. By THEODORE PARKER, Minister of the Second Church in Roxbury.
2. The Excellence of Goodness. A Sermon preached in the Church of the Disciples in Boston, January 26, 1845. By the
Onguent contre la Morsure de la Vipère Noire, composé par le Dr. Evariste de Gypendole, Ancien Chirurgien Major de la Vieille Garde, Médecin Consultant du Roi de Lahore, Grande-Croix de la Légion d'Honneur, &c., &c. III. PARKERISM, OR INFIDELITY
IV. Miss FULLER AND REFORMERS
Woman in the Nineteenth Century. By S. MARGARET FULLER. V. CATHOLIC MAGAZINE AND OURSELVES
The United States Catholic Magazine and Monthly Review. Edited by Rev. CHARLES I. WHITE and Very Rev. M. J. SPAULDING, D. D. Vol. IV. No. III. March, 1845. VI. LITERARY NOTICES AND MISCELLANIES
THANIEL WARD. Edited by DAVID PULSIFER.
American Review. By R. HILDRETH, Author of "Theory of
2. Catechism of the History of Ireland, Ancient and Modern.
Schiller; translated, with an Introduction, by J. WEISS.
MAC GHEOGHEGAN. Translated from the French, by PATRICK
ART. I. — A Discourse of Matters pertaining to Religion. By THEODORE PARKER. Boston Little & Brown. 1842. 8vo.
IN our last Review, we established the fact, that the Transcendentalists assume, as their rule of faith or method of philosophizing, the truth and rectitude of human nature; that man in his spontaneous or instinctive nature, which we identified with the inferior or sensitive soul, is the measure or criterion of truth and goodness; and therefore, that, in order to ascertain what is proper for us to believe or to do, we have only to ascertain what our nature spontaneously or instinctively approves. We now proceed to consider the second fundamental principle we have charged them with maintaining, namely,
RELIGION IS A FACT OR PRINCIPLE OF HUMAN NATURE.
In strictness, perhaps, the Transcendentalists do not mean to assert that religion itself is a fact or principle of human nature, but simply, that it has its principle and cause in human nature; and, consequently, this second principle might be resolved into the third principle we enumerated, namely, All the religions which have been or are have their principle and cause in human nature. It is possible that we should have been more strictly scientific in our analysis, if we had omitted the second proposition altogether, and embraced the whole teachings of the school within the first and third. Nevertheless, there is a sense in which the second proposition is true, and includes a portion of the teachings of the school, which we could not, without some inconvenience, discuss otherwise than under a separate head.
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