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THE SCIENCE OF NATURAL THEOLOGY; or, God the Unconditioned Cause, and God the Infinite and Perfect, as revealed in Creation. By Rev. Asa. Mahan, D.D., Author of “ The Science of Logic,” “ A System of Intellectual Philosophy,” “ Doctrine of the Will,” etc. 12mo. pp. 399. Boston: Henry Hoyt. 1867. - This volume affords a new indication that the questions most seriously agitating the scientific world pertain not so much to Biblical interpretation as to the fundamental truths of natural theology. Dr. Mahan discusses these truths with great earnestness. Without assenting to all his propositions, we cordially approve the general aim of his treatise. He has succeeded in showing that " at the basis of the theistic deductions, in their entireness, there are valid analytical judgments, that is, universally absolute and necessary intuitive truths"; that “ under these principles the entire facts of the universe bearing legitimately upon our (theistic] inquiries do in fact take rank ”; that “ all these deductions are the necessary logical consequences of these facts and principles, and therefore have not merely a relative, but real and absolute, validity "; that “the deductions of theism are in fact really and truly truths of science.”
MODERN INQUIRIES ; Classical, Professional, and Miscellaneous. By Jacob Bigelow, M.D., late President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and late Professor in Harvard University. 12mo. pp. 379. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co. 1867. — The Essays in this volume relate to the necessity of subdivision and selection in our educational processes, to the relative importance of Classical and Utilitarian Studies, to various questions of Medical Science and of general literature. They are distinguished by their good style and good sense. We think, however, that they depreciate classical learning unduly.
The Jesuits in North AMERICA in the Seventeenth Century. By Francis Parkman, Author of Pioneers of France in the New World. pp. 462, 463. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co. 1867. — Theologians will find this volume to be full of interest. It teaches many truths, and suggests more than it directly teaches.
Among other works which we would notice more at length if we had the requisite space are :
CHRISTOCRACY; or Essays on the Coming and Kingdom of Christ; with Answers to the Principal objections of Post-millenarians. By John T. Demarest and William R. Gordon, Ministers of the Gospel in the Reformed Dutch Church. 16mo. pp. 403. New York: A. Lloyd. 1867.
CHRISTENDOM's DIVISIONS : Part II. Greeks and Latins. Being a full and connected History of their Dissensions and Overtures for Peace down to the Reformation. By Edmund S. Ffoulkes, formerly Fellow and Tutor of Jesus College, Oxford. 16mo. pp. 601. London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1867.
Atwater's Manual of Elementary
Advent, The Second, article on, 629. Logic, noticed, 579.
Alger's, William R., Solitudes of Na- Authorship and Canonicity of the
ture and Man, noticed, 588.
Epistle to the Hebrews, article on,
Art of Conversation, The, article on, by Prof. J. Henry Thayer, 681;
by L. Withington, D.D., 74; the the conclusion as to the authorship
value of the art, 74; nature of con built on indirect evidence, 681;
versation and its principal parts, certain admitted characteristics of
75; small talk, 75; discussion, 76 ; the author, 681 ; internal argu-
telling the news, 78; flattery, 80; ments of Pauline authorship: the
apothegms and repartees, 83; relig first, facts or allusions contained
ious conversation, 84; religious con in the Epistle, 682; the request
versation should not be separated made, ch. xii. 19, to be prayed for,
from all conversation, 85; reproof, 682; the allusion, xiii. 23, to Timo-
87; the mode of acquiring the art, thy as having been set at liberty,
89; need of a sociable disposition, 682; salutations, xiii. 24, sent from
90; the faults of conversation: noth those of Italy, 683; characteristics
ingism, 90 ; excessive talking, 91; of form in favor of Pauline origin,
the summit of excellence in this 685; the general distribution of
art reached by few, 92.
topics, and resemblance in im-
Atonement in the Light of Con agery to that of Paul, 685; doc-
science, The, article on, by Rev. trinal resemblances to the epistles
L. S. Potwin, 141 ; different theo of Paul, 687; danger of forming
ries of the atonement, 141; two an incorrect estimate respecting
questions to be considered : the the argument from resemblance,
first: What does sin deserve ? 142; 689; internal evidence against the
sin deserves condemnation, 142; Pauline authorship, 690; indica-
repentance cannot satisfy the con tions of a formal nature, 690; at-
science for past sins, 143; the con tempted explanations, 690 ; the
science finds satisfaction only in Old Testament not employed in a
God's ordinance of punishment, manner like Paul, 692; the quota-
143; the second question: What tions themselves and the source
do the sinner deserve ? 144 ; he from which the passages are taken,
deserves punishment, 144 ; can 692; the phraseology with which
anything take the place of punish they are introduced, 693 ; charac-
ment? 145; the atonement can take teristics of expression different from
that place, 145; it marks men as those of Paul, 693; negative char-
sinners, and men are directly in acteristics : absence of favorite ex-
volved in the condemning of our pressions of Paul's, 694 ; forms of
sins, 146; faith, not essential if the expression, substituted for synon-
atonement answered all the de ymous expressions of Paul, 694 ;
mands of punitive justice, 147; differences of style, 695; the lan-
the idea of reward as found in the
guage more pure and the style less
atonement and as viewed by the impassioned, 696; testimonies in
conscience, 147; righteousness de regard to differences of style, 697;
serves approbation, and a righteous from the early Fathers and the
person deserves a reward, 148; the period of the Reforination, 697;
personal ends of reward reached explanations : a long interval be-
by faith, 149; the satisfaction of tween the dates of this Epistle and
divine justice, 149.
that of the thirteen others, 698;
that it was addressed to Jewish African churches, 719; the ca
readers, 698; the style may have icity of the epistle the stronger
been altered by the amanuensis, because of the opposition it has
699; internal evidence of a doc encountered, 721.
trinal nature, 699; the doctrine in
no case irreconcilable with that of
Paul, 699; Paul represents Chris- Barrows, Prof. E. P., article by, 593.
tianity as justification by faith ; Bascom, Prof. John, articles by, 150,
the Epistle to the Hebrews, as 296, 722.
consummated Judaism, 700; other Bernard's, Thomas D., Progress of
points of difference growing out Doctrine in the New Testament,
of this, 700; differences as to the noticed, 590.
grounds in which its presenta- Biblical Notes, article, by Prof. H.
tion in general is made to rest, B. Hackett, 176 ; situation of Ha-
701 ; facts and allusions of a per ran, 176 ; glorious view from Mt.
sonal nature, inconsistent with a Nebo, 179.
Pauline origin, 702; Paul would Bohmer's Beginnings of Reformatory
hardly have written such an epis Movements in Spain, noticed, 181.
tle to Jewish Christians, 702 ; the Brown, J. A., D.D., article by, 629.
passage ch. ii. 3, inconsistent with Buchanan's, Dr. James, Doctrine of
Pauline origin, 703; indications Justification, noticed, 587.
that the epistle was written after Bunsen, his Chronology, article on,
the death of Paul, 704 ; external 744.
or historical evidence against the Burgess, Rev. E., article by, 744.
Pauline origin, 705; the testimony Burrowes's Commentary, the Song
of Pantaenus and Clement of Alex of Solomon, noticed, 202.
andria, 705; of Origen, 706 ; tes-
timony from the West of a differ-
ent nature, adverse, 708; of Ire-Cause and Effect, article on, by Prof.
naeus, Hippolytus, 709; Tertullian, John Bascom, 296; structures in
Cyprian, and Jerome, 710; Augus philosophy, sometimes built on
tine, 711 ; two reasons for disre foundations whose existence is de-
garding this testimony from the nied, 296; an illustration found in
West, 712; the testimony of the that theory which denies the valid-
East, positive; that of the West, ity of the notion of cause and
negative; and the truth in the effect, 296; the nature, office, and
matter more likely to have been limits of the idea of cause and ef-
preserved than in the West, 712; fect, 299; the nature of a cause
the opinion that Paul was indirectly essentially that of force, 299; no
its author, 713; conjectures as to direct cognition of force in voli-
its authorship, of little worth, 714; tion, 300; the mind always inter-
the canonicity of the epistle, 714; poses the notion of cause and effect
independent of the question of between consecutive phenomena,
authorship, 714; its authoritative 301 ; cause and effect involve and
currency, quite well established, are commensurate with each other,
716 ; testimony of Clement of 302; by means of the idea of cause
Rome, 717; our views in regard and effect we arrive at matter,
to early testimony should be con 303 ; error of Hamilton, that we
formed to the facts of history, 717; know matter, 303; no distinction
testimony of the East, 718; the between the primary and the sec-
epistle forms part of the Peschito, ondary qualities of matter, 305 ;
718; the Peschito made for church this shown in regard to extension,
es, 718; it does not contain one 305; in regard to solidity, 306;
uncanonical book, but its list of the necessary notion of matter that
books is incomplete, 719 ; testimo of force, 309; under this notion
ny of Justin Martyr, and the North | the eternity of matter inadmissible,
309; matter not passive and inert, 158; what is our sense of justice,
310; God does not require some 159; relation between guilt and
thing on which to work, 310; cer punishment, 160; the amount of
tain theories shown to be fallacious punishment for a particular sin
by means of the idea of causation, decided by considering the end of
311; the theory of progressive de punishment, 161; the relation of
velopment, 311 ; connection of conscience to God, 164; conscience
causation with liberty, 314; the a chief means of revealing God to
relation of causation to God, 315. us, and enabling us to apprehend
Chronology of Bunsen, The, article the holiness of God, 165; the moral
on, by Rev. E. Burgess, 744; re nature of God the condition of our
ligious character of Bunsen, 744; faith and love, 166; connection of
characteristics of his Egypt's Place conscience with science and phi-
in History, 745; design of the ar losophy, 167; man's rank in the
ticle to exhibit his system of chro spiritual world not determined by
nology, 746 ; he rejects the scrip comparative anatomy or natural
tural account of the creation of history, 167; moral phenomena
man, 747 ; his synopsis of the four not purely perceptive intellectual
ages of the world, 748; facts on processes, 168; the possession of
which he rests his system, 750; the conscience unites man to spiritual
astronomical argument for his beings, 168; the office and method
theory of the great antiquity of of cultivation of conscience, 170;
man, 754; objections to this argu guidance, its first office, 170; its sec-
ment, 754; the human race has ond office, to give a high and pecu-
flourished most in a comparatively liar pleasure, 171; its third and
cool climate, 755; no ancient tra chief office, to constitute character,
ditions in favor of the great anti 172; the absolute correctness of
quity of man, 756 ; his argument conscience as a guide not impor-
derived from “ the strata of lan tant, 172; means of cultivating con-
guages,” 757; the argument drawn science, 174; cultivated by means
from the sediment around the statue of intellectual discipline, by all
of Rameses II, 761; his chronology which promotes the health and ac-
of the patriarchs, 763; his chronol tivity of the affections, and by its.
ogy of Abraham, 765; criticism constant use, 174.
of Sir G. C. Lewis, 768.
Conversation, Art of, article on, 74.
Clark, Rev. Sereno D., article by, 482. Cowles's Commentary on the Minor
Clarke, Dr. James F., on Orthodoxy, Prophets, noticed 198.
Cowper's, B. Harris, Apochryphal
Coleman, Lyman, D.D.,article by, 248. Gospels, noticed, 592.
Communion, Free, article on, 482. Cox's, Robert, Literature of the Sab-
Conington's, John, Aeneid of Virgil, bath Question, noticed, 399.
Crawford's, D. T. J., Fatherhood of
Conscience as distinguished from the God, noticed, 589.
Moral Faculty, The, articleon, 401. Cremer's Biblico-Theological Lexi-
Conscience, its Relations and Office, con of the Greek of the New Test-
article on, by Prof. John Bascom, ament, noticed, 188.
150; significance of the term “con- Creskas's Historical Influence of his
sciousness," 150; of the term Religious Philosophy, noticed, 569.
science,” 151; the relation of con- Crevasse of the Jordan and the Red
science to our moral nature, 151 ; Sca, The, article on, 248.
its relation to our intellectual na-
ture, 152; to the will, 153; to our
physical faculties,155; the external Day's, Henry N., Elements of Logic,
relations of conscience, 157; from noticed, 400.
it arises our sense of justice, 157; Dictionaries and Cyclopedia's, Bib-
meaning of the word "justice," lical, noticed 584.
Divine and Human Natures in Christ,
The article on, by E. A. Lawrence, Fabri's Time and Eternity, noticed,
D.D., 41 ; the fundamental idea 571.
of Christianity a deed, rather than Felton's Lectures on Greece, noticed,
a doctrine or law, 41; in the per 577.
son of Christ the infinite and finite Free Communion, article on, by Rev.
to be conciliated, 41; the divine Sereno D. Clark, 482.
nature in Christ, 42; a conception Fresh Notes on Egyptology, article
of the infinite by the finite not by Joseph P. Thompson, D.D.,
impossible, 42; the significance of 771; the bi-lingual inscription at
the term “ Logos” to be sought in Tanis, 771; revised translation of
the drift of the scriptures, 43; a the Rosetta stone, 772; Essay
personal distinction in the God-
upon the earliest monuments of
head unequivocally revealed, 45; Egyptian history, by de Rouge, 772.
the Arian view of this distinction, Froude's History of England, no-
47; the Sabellian view, 48; the ticed, 203, 579.
doctrine of the Bible intermediate
between Arianism and Sabellian-
ism, 50; the human nature of Gage's, Rev. W. L., Translation of
Christ, 51 ; meaning of the word Ritter's Geography of Palestine,
“flesh,” 51; evidences of the hu noticed, 400.
manity of Christ, 52; temptations Gangauf, on Augustine's Speculative
and sufferings of Christ, 54; a Doctrine of God, the Triune, no-
human nature in Christ needful ticed, 184.
in order to his being an example, Garde's, Dr. P. de la, Clementine
58; the origin of Christ's humanity, Homilies, noticed, 571.
59; his humanity an emanation, Geology, its Relations to Theology,
59 ; an immediate creation, 60; a article on, 363, 429.
derivation from the Father, 61; the German, Publications, Recent, no-
sinlessness of Christ, 62 ; Strauss's ticed, 575, 789.
and Renan's Lives of Christ, 62; Gnomological Verses, article by L.
union of the divine and human in Withington, D.D., 263 ; examples
Christ, 65; the two natures not of such verses from different writ-
identical, 66; no conversion of the ers, 263 ; Dr. Withington's own
divine into the human, 66; no
transmutation nor mixture, 67; Godet's Examination of Critical
difficulties in the union of the two Questions relating to the Fourth
natures not greater than those Gospel, noticed, 183.
attending every other theory, 69; Godet's, Commentary on the Gospel
the incarnation and redeeming of St. John, noticed, 573.
work of Christ conditioned on this Great Crevasse of the Jordan and
union of the divine and human of the Red Sea, The, article on, by
natures, 70; the doctrine of Christ Lyman Coleman, D.D., 248; quo-
tations from Robinson, Grore, and
Dorner's History of Protestant The Porter in reference to this cre-
ology, noticed, 571.
vasse, 248; extent of this crevasse,
250; indications of volcanic agen-
cies along the line of the Jordan
Eastwood's Bible Word-Book, no and the Red Sea, 251; volcanic
mountains parallel with the Afri-
Ecce Deus, Ecce Homo, and Deus can shore of the Red Sea, 252;
Homo, noticed, 580.
coral reefs on the eastern shore,
Education, Theological, in England, 252; terrible convulsions in the
article on, 431.
groups, 253; hot springs
Egyptology, Fresh Notes on, article, in the Sinaitic Peninsula, 253 ;
volcanic movements in the moun-