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estant countries to take an active part been served by orthodox ministers, har. in it.
| ing formed a second pastor's place, and
| proposed for it three orthodox candidates, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.— The the Consistory of Dieppe has passed over Temporal Power of the Pope may now | all the three proposed candidates from be regarded as being at an end. Only | whom, according to law, it was to choose the city of Rome and a small adja one, and appointed the pastor of a small cent tract of country are still kept by Rationalistic congregation at the same French troops against their will, under place, which eighteen years ago sepa. the dominion of the Pope. How eager rated from the National Church, for the the whole population of the Papal States office and this appointment has been are to get rid of the Papal rule, and how ratified by the government. The Ralittle they care for the excommunication tionalistic pastor has been installed over which has been pronounced against all the protesting congregation, to which he who are instrumental in the diminution | has joined his Rationalists. The Espéof the "Patrimony of St. Peter," has re-rance, the organ of the evangelical party, cently again been shown by the vote of takes occasion from this "most deplorthe people of Umbria and the Marches able affair which has taken place in the on their annexation to Sardinia. In Um Reformed Church since the commencebria 97,040 voted for and 380 against an- ment of this century” to urge the imnexation; and in the Marches 133,783 | perious necessity of a prompt return to for and only 1,212 against. In conse | the practice of synodical organization. quence of the annexation of the Papal | In the present disposition of the French provinces and of Naples, THE LIBERAL EC government there is, however, but little CLESIASTICAL LEGISLATION of Sardinia hope, we fear, for any advancement of has now been extended over all Italy. the self-government of the Churches. The Bishops, priests, and monks have been French Academy, at its annual meetsubjected to the civil law like all other ing held in September, awarded the first citizens, the Jesuits, as the chief pro prize for peculiarly virtuous deeds, for moters of despotism, have been expelled, the first time, to a Protestant pastor, the and the extraordinary number of con Rev. John Bost, of Laforce, for his three vents will soon be considerably reduced. institutions for orphan, blind, idiotic, and
incurable children. The merits of the FRANCE.
humble pastor were eloquently set forth
by one of the greatest living French THE PROTESTANT CHURCHES.—The scholars, M. de Remusat. The impresSynod of the Union of Evangelical sion made in France by this decision of Churches assembled on Sept. 6, at St. the Academy, has been the more proEtienne, near Lyons. The usual author found, as these very institutions at Laization hitherto granted was this year force had been the butt, for years, of the refused, and the meeting of Synod inter most virulent calumnies from the Ultradicted by the Minister of Public Instruc montanists. tion. On remonstrance it was by stealth connived at, but since it has been an THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.nounced that no future meetings of the The Ultramontane Party in France Synod will be allowed. An important have done more than their coreligionists change in the “Confession" of the Union, in any other country for supporting the by which the nature of the death of Pope in his last struggle for maintaining Christ, as an atoning sacrifice, was de the political power of the Papacy. Men clared more fully and explicitly than be and money have been liberally furnished, fore, was unanimously adopted. A full and the bishops have made the utmost and interesting account was given by efforts to prevail on the government to the “Commission for Evangelization," come to the rescue of the Pope. This which throughout showed the present attempt, however, has entirely failed. remarkable openings in France for the The government, while leaving individual preaching of the Gospel. The Struggle Catholics at liberty to show their sympabetween the Evangelical and Rational thy with the cause of the Pope in any istic Elements in the National Ro- way they pleased, has prohibited the formed Church has recently led again to | formation of committees for regularly a painful collision. The congregation of collecting the Peter's Pence. It has Luneray, which for many years past has again suppressed a leading organ of the ultramontane school, the Gazette de Lyon, in Spain, the clergy of that place, on acand has officially requested the bishops count of the parents' religion, refused not to lend their help to the new arch him Christian burial; and when the father, confraternity of “St. Peter in the bonds," on arriving near the French frontier, had which required its members to use all to wait for an authorization to introduce means for the defense of the Papal power. the dead body, the chief of the post on
Thus the disagreement between the goy duty threatened that he would have the ernment and the Church has become body cast into the river if in an hour he greater than it has ever been before. did not get the permission. At Bilboa
about three hundred Protestants, conSPAIN.
nected with the railway now building,
having collected on Sunday to worship, PROTESTANTISM.—The Persecution of a number of Spanish officials entered the Protestantism remains unabated. A church during the Litany and put a stop child fifteen months old, belonging to to the service. The buying and possessProtestant parents of Bayonne, in France, ing of a Protestant book remains stricthaving died at Villabona, near Vittoria, 1 ly and absolutely forbidden.
Art. IX.-FOREIGN LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.
| Dr. Stier, well known as the author of 1. Exegetical Theology.
the Words of the Lord Jesus and the A new Commentary on the Prophets
Words of the Apostles, has published, after the exile (Die nachexilischen Pro
after the model of these works, a volume pheten, Leipz.) has been commenced by A.
of "The Words of the Angels,” (Reden Köhler, Privatdocent of Theology at the
der Engel, Barmen,) the first work ever University of Erlangen. The author be
published on this subject. longs, like the whole theological faculty Dr. Tischendorf has issued an extenswith which he is connected, to the ortho- | ive prospectus of the important Sinaitic dox Lutheran school, and has previously ) manuscript of the Bible, which was dispublished several exegetical articles in covered by him on his Oriental journey the Theological Quarterly, published by in 1859, and the publication of which is Dr. Rudelbach and Dr. Guericke. The announced for the year 1862. (Notitia first volume of his commentary contains Editionis Codicis Bibliorum Sinaitici, Haggai. Another of the minor prophets, Leipz.) The work contains full informaHabakkuk, has been anew translated and tion on the history of the discovery, on interpreted by J. Von Gumpach, (Der its contents and high age, a list of six Prophet Habakkuk, Munich,) whose name hundred passages of the New Testament we have occasionally met with as a con which are of special critical interest, and, tributor to the “ Studien und Kritiken." | as specimens, twenty-six columns of the The translation has been made anew | Old Testament and thirty-four of the from the Hebrew text, which, as the New, as also the works of Barnabas title-page announces, has been “thor and Hermas. A second and a third oughly revised and, for the first time, part contain reports, with specimens, restored to its original connection.” on other important discoveries made on A new commentary on Ecclesiastes
the same literary journey. (Commentar über das Predigerbuch Salo 2. Historical Theology. ino, Leipz.) has been issued by H. A.
Dr. Hase, the learned Church historian, Kahn, who likewise belongs to the
has recently published a second revised Lutheran school.
edition of his work on the “ Empire of The Prophets and their Prophecies (Die the Anabaptists” at Münster in the sixPropheten und ihre Weissagungen, Gotha) teenth century, (Das Reich der Wieder. is the title of a new work by Professor täufer, Leipz.) The first edition of this Tholuck, which, like the former works i treatise formed part of a volume, enof this gifted divine, meets with a large titled New Prophets, and containing, becirculation.
| sides, treatises on Savonarola and on
Jeanne d'Arc. Of a more comprehensive with special investigations on the Gnoswork on the Anabaptists of Munster, by tic systems (Geschichte der Kosmologie in Dr. Cornelius, a Roman Catholic writer, der Griechischen Kirche, Halle,) by Dr. which is recommended by the German | Möller, Privatdocent of Theology at the journals as an able publication, the sec- University of Halle; the third volume ond volume has appeared. (Geschichte of a History of French Calvinism, (Gesdes Münsterischen Aufruhrs. Zweites chichte des Französ. Calvinismus, Gotha) Buch., Leipzic.)
by Polenz, one of the most thorough The celebration of the so-called “Pas
works on the history of French Calvin. sion Plays," which take place every
ism; the second and last volume of a tenth year at Oberammergan, in Bavaria,
History of Calixtus, (the celebrated Gerand theatrically represent the Passion
man theologian of the seventeenth cenof Christ, has called forth a work from
tury,) and of his times, by Henke, Dr. Hase on the history of " the Ecclesi
(Calixtus und Seine Zeit, Halle ;) and the astical Plays," (Das Geistliche Schauspel,
third volume of the History of “Ulrich Leipz.,) of which the Passion Play of
von Hutten," containing a translation of Oberammergan is the last remnant.
his most memorable discourses with
commentary, by David Frederick Strauss, Professor Hagenbach, of Basel, has
the author of the "Life of Jesus." continued his popular “ Lectures on Church History" by the publication of An important work on the History of " Lectures on the Church History of the the Koran, (Geschichte des Qoran, GotMiddle Ages.” The first part contains tingen,) has been published by Nöldeke; the history from the death of Gregory and the valuable recent literature of the Great to Innocent III., or from the Germany on the history of Buddhism seventh to the twelfth century. (Vorlesun has been enriched by the translation of gen über die Kirchengeschichte des Mittel an excellent Russian work, by Professor alters, Leipzic.)
W. Wassiljew, on "Buddhism : Its Doc
trines, History, and Literature," (Der Among works on modern Church his
Buddhismus, seine Dogmen, etc., St. Petory are the fourth volume of Kampe's
tersburgh.) The first volume contains History of the Religious Movements of Mod
the “general survey." The author has ern Times, (Geschichte der Religiösen Be
made use of many sources of information wegungen, Leipz.,) the completest work on
to which no other European writer has the attempts made by Ronge, Uhlich,
previously had access. and many others, to organize in Germany Rationalistic churches; a second edition of Dr. Stahl's important work on
3. Dogmatic Theology. the Lutheran Church and the Union, (Die A highly important contribution to the Lutherische Kirche und die Union, Berlin,) | history of modern German theology has with an appendix which contains a re- been furnished by J. Bodemeyer's "Doc. view of the attacks to which the first trine of the Kenosis," (Lehre von der Kenedition has been exposed ; a memoir on osis, Goetting.) Kenosis is the technical the last days of " G. H. Von Schubert," term for a doctrine which has gained one of the noblest men and best Chris quite a number of adherents among the tians among the great scholars of Ger-Lutheran theologians of Germany. Acmany, by Ranke; and a biography of cording to it the Logos, at his incarna Rev. Imm. T. Sander, a venerable pillar tion, voluntarily divested himself of his of the Lutheran Church, and of orthodox divine self-consciousness in order to Christianity in its struggles with the | develop himself in purely human form. neological and materialistic tendencies | The doctrine has been in particular of the times, by Dr. Krummacher. (J. F. | developed, though in different form, by Sander, Eine Prophetengestalt, Elberfeld.) Thomasius, Liebner, and Gess, and on To former periods of the Christian
account of the importance which is
attributed to it by a large number of Church refer a picture of " The Christian
theologians, well deserved to be made Church on the Threshold of the Irenwan Age," (Die Christlische Kirche an der
the subject of a special, thorough work. Schwelle des iren. Zeitalters, Leipz.,) by A comprehensive work on Man, the Dr. Graul, the president of the Lutheran Image of God, his relation to Christ and Missionary Seminary at Leipzic; a His- to the World, (Der Mensch das Ebenbild tory of the Cosmology of the Greek Church, 1 Gottes, Basel,) has been commenced by P. F. Keerl. The first volume, wbich, from the start a weighty influence on has appeared, treats of the history of the ecclesiastical condition of the counthe Creation and the doctrine of the try. It is therefore very gratifying to Paradise: the second will discuss the | know that it will represent and serve relation of Christ and of the angels to the interests of the evangelical party. man, and will derive therefrom the de
One of the ablest works compiled tails of the doctrine of the image of
during the present century by Roman God in man. It was a chief design of
Catholic theologians, the "Ecclesiastical the author, in undertaking this work, to
Dictionary; or, Cyclopedia of Catholic show that all the reliable results of as
Theology, " (Kirchenlexicon, Freiburg, tronomy, geology, and paleontology are
1848, sq.,) edited by Dr. Wetzer and in a most remarkable and surprising
ing Dr. Welte, has been recently brought to harmony with the record of primitive
a close by the completion of a very cohistory as narrated by the Bible.
pious and valuable general index, The
information on Protestant matters is, as 4. Other branches of Theology.
| usual in works of this class, frequently A most valuable addition to the Prot unreliable and untrue; its articles on estant periodical press of Germany will Catholic doctrines and history betray be made in January, 1861, by the estab- | throughout the blind partiality of their lishment of a Journal of Ecclesiastical authors, and, on the whole, it is by far Law. It will be edited by Dr. Dove, inferior to the excellent Protestant cycloPrivatdocent of the University of Berlin, | pedia of Dr. Herzog. But, nevertheless, and will count among its contributors it contains a large number of most valumany of the most learned and distin able articles of permanent value, on guished jurists and professors of law in account of which it well deserves a place Germany, as Professor Richter in Berlin, 1 in all larger theological libraries. It Professor Jacobson in Konigsberg, Pro consists of eleven volumes and one supfessors Herman and Zachariä in Gottin plement, besides the general index, which gen, Professor Wasserschleben in Gies- gives an alphabetical list of all the proper sen, and many others. The new journal names occurring in the work. A French will be the only German organ for the translation has been for several years in discussion of questions of ecclesiastical | the course of publication, and likewise law; and the celebrity and high position approaches its completion. of many of its contributors secures to it !
Art. X. — SYNOPSIS OF THE QUARTERLIES, AND OTHERS OF
THE HIGHER PERIODICALS.
American Quarterly Reviews. PRESBYTERIAN QUARTERLY REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. The Arabs.
2. Russia-Second Article. 3. Schleiermacher. 4. Duties of our Laymen. 5. The New Rule of the American Home Missionary Society. 6. The Fathers of the Harrisburgh Presbytery: I. Rev.
Robert Kennedy. II. Rev. Robert Cathcart, D. D. AMERICAN THEOLOGICAL REVIEW, November, 1860.-1. The Laws
of Civilization. 2. Objective Preaching. 3. Unity and Common Origin of the Human Race. 4. State of the Jewish Mind relative to the Scriptures. 5. The Rosetta Stone. 6. The British Government and the Slave-trade. 7. Origin of American Foreign Missions. FOURTH SERIES, VOL. XIII.-10
FREEWILL BAPTIST QUARTERLY, October, 1860.-1. Moral Charac
ter-Its Origin and Difference. 2: The Position of the Methodist Episcopal Church on the Subject of American Slavery. 3. An Effective Ministry. '4. Christian Missions and Civilization. 5. Æsthetical Culture. 6. Regeneration. 7. The Book of Job.
UNIVERSALIST QUARTERLY AND GENERAL REVIEW, October, 1860.
23. Legends of King Arthur. 24. The True Method of Evangelism-Itinerancy. 25. The Religion of Zoroaster. 26. The Test of Legitimate Amusements. 27. The Doctrine of the Personality of the Devil historically considered.
CHRISTIAN REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. Are our Necessary Con
ceptions of God reliable? 2. Notes on the Mystics. 3. On Preaching the Doctrine of Eternal Punishment. 4. Godwin's History of France. 5. Art Education. 6. Missionary Attempts of the Jesuits in Japan. 7. Rational Cosmology.
THEOLOGICAL AND LITERARY JOURNAL, October, 1860.-1. Raw.
linson's Bampton Lectures on the Truth of the Scripture Records. 2. Dr. J. A. Alexander on Matthew xxiv. 3. Memorial of Rev. John Richards, D. D. 4. The Fiji Mission. 5. The Revelation, Daniel ii, respecting the Four Great Empires. 6. Designation and Exposition of the Figures in Isaiah, Chapters lviii, lix, and lx.
NEW ENGLANDER, November, 1860.-1. The Divine Humanity of
Christ. 2. Frederic Perthes. 3. Agriculture as a Profession; or, Hints about Farming. 4. Modern Warfare: Its Science and Art. 5. Dr. Alexander's Letters. 6. Primitive Evangelization and its Lessons. 7. The General Assembly and Co-operation. 8. The Home Heathen, and How to reach them. 9. Palfrey's
History of New England. AMERICAN QUARTERLY CHURCH REVIEW AND ECCLESIASTICAL
REGISTER, October, 1860.-1. The Present State and Prospects of Christianity-No. III, Concluded. 2. Green's Biographical Studies. 3. Church Missionary Position of 1835 and Voluntaryism. 4. Two Letters to the Bishop of Arras. 5. Dr. Huntington's Sermons and the Trinity. 6. Dr. Craik's Discourse on the Union. 7. The Free Church System. American Ecclesiastical History: Early Journals of General Conventions.
EVANGELICAL REVIEW, October, 1860. — 1. Christian Liberty.
2. Testimony of Jesus as to his Possession and Exercise of Miraculous Power. 3. A Call to the Christian Ministry. 4. The Pleasures of Taste. 5. Baccalaureate Address. 6. Baptismal Hymns. 7. The New Heavens and the New Earth. 8. Opening Address before a Christian Association. 9. The Evangelical Mass and Romish Mass.