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Militaires des Anglais, le Camp D'Aldershott. 5. Les Peintres Flamands et Hollandais en Flandre et en Hollande-I. Les Peintres Flamands Primitifs. 6. Economie Politique-Du Rachat des Chemins de fer par
l'Etat. 7. Une Fantasie Esthétique Genevoise. Novembre 1, 1860.-1. Trois Ministres de l'Empire Romain sous les Fils
de Théodose-I. Rufin. 2. Beaux-Arts-Du Principe des Expositions, le Concours en Grèce et de nos jours. 3. Miss Tempête. 4. Etudes d'Economie Forestière—Les Praduits Forestiers de la France et Les Essais d'Acclimation. 5. Le Salarie et le Travail des Femmes-III. Les Femmes dans la Petite Industrie. 6. Le Cardinal Alberoni et une Expédition en Sicile au XVIIIe siècle. 7. De l'Allemagne en 1860, Les
Gouvernemens et les partis Au-Dela du Rhin. Novembre, 15, 1860.-1. Une Parque, Scènes de la Vie Anglaise, Première
Partie. 2. Nouvelle Exégèse de Shakspeare D'Après une Théorie Anglaise sur la Question des Races. 3. La Chute de l'Empire d'Occident (Récits du Ve siècle, de M. Amédée Thierry.) 4. La Lombardie et la Société Milanaise Depuis la Dernière Guerre de l'Independance. 5. Con. troverse sur la Question d'Orient a Propos d'Ecrits Récens. 6. Sciences -La Génération Spontanée et les Travaux de M. Pouchet. 7. Pierre
Landais et la Nationalité Bretonne, Première Partie. Décembre 1, 1860.-1. L'Angleterre et la Vie Anglaise-XI. Les Volun
taires de l'Armée Britannique et l'Ecole de Hythe. 2. Quinze Jours au Désert, Souvenirs d'un Voyage en Amérique, Papiers Posthumes. 3. Une Parque, Scènes de la Vie Anglaise, Dernière Partie. 4. La Nouvelle Election Présidentielle et les partis Aux Etats-Unis en 1860. 5. Pierre Landis et la Nationalité Bretonne, Seconde Partie. 6. Economie Rurale
de la Belgique-Les Flandres. Décembre 15, 1860.-1. L'Irelande en 1860, ses Griefs et sa Nationalité.
2. Histoire Naturelle de l'Homme-Unité de l'Espèce Humaine, le Règne Human, Première partie. 3. L'Italie depuis la Paix de Villafranca–I. La Révolution Italienne et la Papauté. 4. De l'Esclavage aux Etats-Unis—I. Le Code Noir et les Esclaves. 5. Les Finances et les Travaux Publics de l'Espagne. 6. La Lande-aux-Jagueliers, Scènes et Récit du Bas-Anjou. 7. Leibnitz et Hegel, D'Après de Nouveaux Documens. 8. Portraits Poétiques—Madame Desbordes-Valmore et ses
Poésies Posthumes. Janvier 1, 1861.-1. Le Roi Louis-Phillippe et l'Empereur Nicholas (1841
1843.) 2. Les Mineurs du Harz, Souvenirs d'un Voyage dans l'Allemagne du Nord. 3. De la Statistique en France et des Progrès de la Richesse Public. 4. Conquête de la Mer. 5. L'Esclavage aux EtatsUnis-II. Les Planteurs et les Abolitionistes. 6. Histoire Naturelle de l'Homme-Unité de l'Espèce Humaine II, L'Espèce, la Variété et la Race. 7. Deux Jours de Sport a Java, Scènes de la Vie Indo-Hollandaise. 8. Des Derniers Budgets de la France et de l'Accroissement des
Dépenses. Janvier 15, 1861.-1. La Comptesse d'Albany-1. Louise de Stolberg et
Charles-Edouard. 2. L'Empoissonnement des Eaux Douces Les Poissons Sédentaires et les Poissons Voyageurs, Meurs, Production, Elève et Acclimatation des Diverses Espèces. 3. Le Général Sir Robert Wilson au Camp Russe en 1812, Souvenirs de Guerre et de Diplomatie. 4. Leibniz et Bossuet d'Après leur Correspondance Inédite. 5. Histoire Naturelle de l'Homme-Unité de l'Espèce Humaine—III. Races Végétales
et Animales. 6. Deux Episodes Diplomatiques—I. Dernières Négociations de l'Empire, Ouvertures de Francfort et Conférences de Chatillon.
7. Les Voyageurs en Orient-VI. De la Moralité des Finances Turques. Février 1, 1861.-1. L'Italie Depuis Villafranca—II. Le Roi François II.
et la Révolution de Naples. 2. Joseph de Maistre et Lamennais-Les Tendances Communes et les Résultats Définitifs de leur Philosophie. 3. La Comtesse d'Albany-II. La Reine d'Angleterre et Victor Alfieri. 4. Histoire Naturelle de l'Homme-Unité de l'Espèce Humaine—IV. Des Variations dans les Etres Organisés. 5. Les Finances de l'Empire. 6. La Fauvette Bleue, Récit des Bords de la Loire. 7. Les Fantaisies
d'Histoire Naturelle de M. Michelet. REVUE CHRETIENNE, Octobre 15, 1860.-1. Madame de Maintenon. 2. Une Excursion dans l'Italia du nord dans l'Automner 1860. 3. Le Temple
de Jerusalem. 4. Ch.-Victor de Bonstetten. Novembre 15, 1861.-1. Quelques Réflexions sur l'Avenir de la Religion
Réponse à M. Renan. 2. Port-Royal (2e article.) 3. Un Aperçu sur Goethe. 4. Un Nouveau Système de Traduction des Evangeles.
ART. XIII. -QUARTERLY BOOK-TABLE.
Religion, Theology, and Biblical Literature. Codex Alexandrinus. H KAINH AIAOHKH. Novum Testamentum Græce ex Antiquissimo Codice Alexandrino a C. G. WOIDE. Olim Descriptum: Ad Yidem Ipsius Codicis Denuo Accuratius. Edidit B. H. COWPER. Londini : Venumdant Williams and Norgate et D, Nutt. Edinburge: Williams and Norgate. New York: B. Westermann & Loe. 1860. In the year 1638 Cyril Lucar, at one time Patriarch of Alexandria, afterward of Constantinople, was by the arbitrary decree of the Emperor of Turkey put to death. There had been in his possession a Greek manuscript of the Old and New Testament, brought probably by him from Alexandria, written in a fair hand in a large and beautiful uncial letter. This manuscript, nine years before his death, Cyril had sent by the hand of Sir Thomas Roe as a present to Charles the First, King of England, by whose order it was placed in the British Museum. Accompanying the manuscript was a Latin letter by Cyril stating that it was some thirteen hundred years old, and was written by the hand of Thecla, a noble Egyptian lady. With regard to this Thecla nothing is clearly known; but the Egyptian origin of the manuscript has formerly been held credible on good evidence, and has lately received some curious confirmation from a coincidence of some of its ornamentation with certain figures upon the Egyptian monuments. The portion containing the New Testament is a volume about ten inches wide and fourteen high. The material is thin, fine, beautiful vellum, often discolored at the edges, which have been marred by time, and too closely cut by the culpable carelessness of the modern binder. The age of this manuscript has been variously estimated, but the opinion of the best judges places it about the middle of the fifth century. It has been heretofore held as scarcely inferior in antiquity to the Vatican manuscript. The late discovery of Tischendorf sinks it to a lower relative rank.
But one edition of this manuscript of the New Testament has hitherto been published. In 1786, under the patronage of the authorities of the British Museum, a fac-simile edition was issued under the editorship of C. G. Woide. This work was in folio, with excellent prolegomena and notes, but it has long since become scarce and expensive. Modern students are mostly indebted for their knowledge of its readings to the labors of collators. Hence, it is a great favor to the scholars of our day that a handsome edition has now been published, under the care of Mr. Cowper, in a handsome form, accessible to them at a comparatively cheap rate. It is a beautiful octavo, on fine solid paper, in a large, clear, stately type. It is kept on sale by Westermann, of whom it may be ordered.
A Text-Book of the History of Doctrines. By Dr. K. R. HAGENBACH, Professor of Theology at Halle. The Edinburgh Translation of C. W. Buch, revised, with large Additions, from the Fourth German Edition, and other sources. By HENRY B. SMITH, D.D., Professor in the Union Theological Seminary of the City of New York. Volume 1. 8vo., pp. 478. New York: Sheldon & Co. 1861. Christian students will welcome with great pleasure an American edition of Hagenbach. That so accomplished a scholar as Professor Smith has undertaken the work will be a matter of additional gratification; and we may add that it has not been permitted to pass through his hands without receiving valuable and permanent traces of his ability and research.
Hagenbach's work first appeared in Germany in 1841; Mr. Buch's Edinburgh translation in 1846. Successive editions, both in German and English, have attested the public estimation of the work. Dr. Smith has revised the translation, and made important additions from a variety of sources from the theological literature of Germany, England, and America.
The History of Doctrines, Dr. Smith remarks, has been of all the branches of theological study the most neglected in our theological courses. Perhaps a supply of this omission will be important in its effects. A comprehensive view of the various theological opinions that have occupied the mind of Christendom through her whole history, cannot fail of producing, in most cases, a liberalizing and yet regulative effect upon the mind.
“The theological position of the author,” Dr. Smith remarks, “is on the middle ground between the destructive criticism of the school of Tübingen, and the literal orthodoxy of the extreme Lutherans, while he also sympathizes with the Reformed rather than with the Lutheran type of theology.” We commend the publication to our Christian scholars, and especially to our theological professors.
Prospectus of Nichol's Series of Standard Divines. Puritan section, consist
ing of the complete works of Goodwin, Manton, Sibbes, Charnock, Reynolds, Clarkson, Brooks, and Adams's Practical Works. 12mo., pp. 26. Edinburgh: James Nichol. 1861. The project of publishing a series of the old Puritan divines has been started in England, designed to render them accessible to the students and clergymen who are scholarly in taste though scanty in pocket. It has, of course, received the hearty support of the leading Calvinistic divines of England, and to a slightly qualified approval we find appended the names of a catalogue of Wesleyan divines, including those of Mr. Arthur and Dr. M'Clintock. We have not felt quite willing to add our own names to any recommendation to our ministry of a series from which evangelical Arminian divines are formally excluded. Such an exclusion draws a strict sectarian line which we must promptly and frankly recog. nize. To our ministry we say, here is a body of old divinity, evangelical, but strictly Calvinistic in character. We think it might just as well remain, valuable from scarceness, on the shelves of the large old libraries; for the simple reason that there is an ample body of extant divinity in our language just as evangelical and less unsound.
The Character of Jesus, forbidding the Possible Classification with Men. By HORACE BUSHNELL. 24mo., pp. 173. New York: Charles Scribner.
1861. The argument for Christianity from the character of Jesus possesses a peculiar force, and is here developed by Dr. Bushnell with his peculiar originality and power. It is an argument specially calculated to impress reflective minds, and into such it enters with an intuitive clearness difficult to resist. Ullmann's work on the Sinlessness of Jesus belongs to the same class of argument. The latter has been published by Gould & Lincoln.
The Benefit of Christ's Death; or, the Glorious Riches of God's Free Grace,
which every true Believer receives by Jesus Christ and him crucified. Originally written in Italian by Aonio PALEARIO, and now reprinted from an ancient English translation. With an Introduction by Rev. JOHN AYER, M. A., Chaplain to the Earl of Roden. 18mo., pp. 160.
Boston: Gould & Lincoln 1860. Aonio Paleario was an Italian martyr for the principles of the Reformation, whose death is narrated with much interest in the introduction. Of his work the following notice is given by Macaulay:
It was not on moral influence alone that the Catholic Church relied. In Spain and Italy the civil sword was unsparingly employed in her support. The Inquisition was armed with new powers, and inspired with a new energy. If Protestantism, or the semblance of Protestantism, showed itself in any quarter, it was instantly met, not by party-teasing persecution, but by persecution of that sort which bows down and crushes all but a very few select spirits. Whoever was suspected of heresy, whatever his rank, his learning, or his reputation, was to purge himself to the satisfaction of a severe and vigilant tribunal, or to die by fire. Heretical books were sought out and destroyed with unsparing rigor. Works which were once in every house were so effectually suppressed, that no copy of them is now to be found in the most extensive libraries. One book in particular, entitled “Of the Benefit of the Death of Christ," had this fate. It was written in Tuscan, was many times reprinted, and was eagerly read in every part of Italy. But the inquisitors detected in it the Lutheran doctrine of justification by farth alone. They proscribed it; and it is now as utterly lost as the second decade of Livy.
The work, however, had been previously translated into Spanish and French, and the present translation was made from the French by A. G. (Arthur Golding) in the reign of Elizabeth. It is a work of much evangelical power and simplicity, slightly predestinarian in its views.
Notes on New Testament Literature and Ecclesiastical History. By JOSEPH ADDISON ALEXANDER, D.D. 12mo., pp. 319. New York: Charles
Scribner. 1861. Thoughts on Preaching ; being Contributions to Homiletics. By JAMES W.
ALEXANDER, D.D. 12mo., pp. 514. New York: Charles Scribner. 1861. The Gospel according to Matthew explained. By JOSEPH ADDISON ALEXANDER. 12mo., pp. 456. New York: Charles Scribner. 1861.
These posthumous publications abound with the practical wisdom and rich scholarship characteristic of the authors. The notes on preaching are simply the record of self-study; the memoranda of the author's various experiments in attaining the method for himself most suitable and effective. Herein the record is of itself a lesson. It admonishes the young preacher to be ever on the alert, not merely for general rules that are stiffly laid down for all, but for those specialties of method which are most adapted for the success of one.