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Or, the Enigmas of Christianity. A Critical Study of the Origins of Christian Doctrines and Canonical Scriptures.

BY GEORGE REBER.

Extra cloth, 12mo, 400pp., $1.50. An endeavor to find, by careful analysis of the writings themselves, by researches into the history of the periods to which they are ascribed, and by examinations of the patristic writers, the solution of a problem which has perplexed many wise heads during many centuries. The hypothesis which he builds upon the result of his labors has the merit of plausibility, consistence, synchronism with the facts of history, and substantiation by internal evidences.- [Sacramento Daily Union.

There is a general sentiment that we want Christ's Christianity more than Paul's or the churchmen's or the whole succession of theologians. Let us have it. If this book lights the way to it, let us follow it. If there is a truer way, show it. Men prefer to walk where there is most light.- [St. Louis Republican.

It is written in a terse, colloquial, attractive style, and will have thoughtful readers.-[Phrenological Journal.

PERSONAL IMMORTALITY,

AND OTHER PAPERS.

By Josie Oppenheim.

Extra cloth, 12mo, 98pp., 50cts. The spirit of the author is unexceptionable, and she states with the utmost candor the arguments for and against the doctrine of immortality. There is evidence of much reading and careful thinking. The book may be taken as a very fair index of the state of mind of a great many moral, intelligent, and fair. minded people who have begun to " trust their intellects.”—[Critical Review.

ANCIENT SEX WORSHIP.

A Curious and A. emarkablo WorkTraces of Ancient Myths in the Religions of To-Day.

Extra clcth, gold sid: stamp, 26 illustrations, 12mo., $1. Containing much mythological lore and a chapter on the Phalli of Califor. nia. A work of interest to scholars.—[New Bedford Standard.

Much curious information is presented, and the hint imparted that much of what is deemed sacred has a very inferior origin.—[Boston Commonwealth.

To the investigator of early religious history, who can view all evidence with. out prejudice

entertainment undeniably fresh.—[Literary World. A curious, learned, and painfully suggestive book. Especial pains is taken to deal delicately with the subject. - [Chicago Journal.

The attempt is to show that the cross, as a religious emblem, is much older than Jesus Christ, and to trace in the religions of to-day the relics of ancient passional worship. Much research and deep scholarship are displayed, and the work is high-toned, but it is not designed for immature minds. - [Portlani! Transcript.

King Mammon and the Heir Apparent.

BY GEORGE A. RICHARDSON,
" YE CANNOT SERVE GOD AND MAMMON."

PRESS AND OTHER OPINIONS. The discussion of the property right is incomparably the best known to me. The best thought of social thinkers will ultimately indorse its principal theses.-Edward A. Ross, Professor of Economics and Social Science, Stanford University.

This work is a systematic attack upon inheritance and succession by the living to the property of the dead. The author goes beyond Henry George, John Stuart Mill and Herbert Spencer by applying his principles to personal as well as real property. A work of thought and learning if not conclusive. Dispatch, Richmond, Va.

It contains a good deal of information and leads away from many of the theories held by most students of social problems. – Times, Hartford, Conn.

The author maintains that we are living under the laws of the dead and bound to inherited customs long since grown burdensome and unjust. He can see no reason why a man because he is the son of somebody should inherit millions that he never did anything to earn or conserve. He is evidently in earnest, and abuses no person or party for the wrongs that have grown for generations.—Milwaukee Journal.

A strong and extremely well-written plea for the ideas and reforms it advocates. In comparison with the rhetorical and windy rubbish which so often passes for economic literature in this country, it has been a genuine pleasure to read a work so logical and closely reasoned.-F. T. Jores.

Mr. Richardson's book, unlike many of its class, is written with an absence of prairie rhetoric and with much closeness of reasoning.–New York Press.

There is a certain clearness and facility of style that leaves the reader in no manner of doubt as to the author's meaning, whether convinced by his logic or not. The book is pleasingly written, and Mr. Richardson has the rare merit of keeping his subject always in hand.-San Francisco Call.

The character and purpose of this volume are clearly indicated by the title. It deals in the main with the question of the inheritance of wealth.–News, Savannah, Ga.

12mo, 454 pages, Paper, 50 cents; Cloth, $1.00.

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New York AND ITS RELATIONS TO RELIGIOUS PURITANISM

AND MONEY-GETTING.

By A. R. COOPER. 12 mo, 48 pp., Fancy Paper, 20 Cents. ; Extra Flexible Cloth, 35 Cents.

(Former prices 50 and 75 cts.) Mammon worship is the religion of our age and nation. What we call our religion is for the most part an affair of fashion and empty ceremony; our hearts are not in it, but our real religion is business. It is too much with us as Heine says it is with the merchant the world over: “His counting-house is his church, his desk is his pew, his ledger is his bible, his stock in trade the holiest of the holy, the bell of the exchange his summons to prayer, his gold his God, and credit his faith.

The table, which in its primitive form was probably a block of wood, and only gradually came to be constructed as a piece of carpentry, at last attained to a marvelous execution in Florentine mosaic....Man's

primitive bed was of course the soil of the spot which gave him birth. Instinct would lead him to seek shelter, and to heap up mosses, leaves, and soft materials upon which to take his rest with ease. But art, keeping pace with the general advance of civilization, now furnishes him with a palatial residence and a luxurious couch. Again, from the rude and simple pottery of the early man has come the wonderfully beautiful vases of ancient and modern times, and the china and glassware of our own days. ... The sculptor is but a sublimer workman in stone; painting had its origin in the use of color or outline drawing upon the walls of buildings. The grandest architecture is an evolution from the hut and cavern of primeval man, a glorified roof, as Ruskin expresses it. Sound, as expressed in music, is the analogue of a cry; and poetry is the beautifully impassioned utterance of the higher feelings.-Extracts. PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY As a Philosopher and Reformer.

BY CHARLES SOTHERAN. Including an Original Sonnet by C. W. FREDERICKSON, Portrait

of Shelley, and View of his Tomb. Cloth, 8vo, 60 pp., $1. (Former price $1.25.) “This work considers Shelley's love of freedom; anticipation of the theory of evolution; scientific scholarship; real belief in a Supreme Intelligence; Pantheism; faith in the true, though not the theological, Jesus; disbelief in miracles and the biblical account of Creation; appreciation of the allegorical truth hidden in all religions; hesitancy about a future state; love of virtue; sympathy with Ireland's oppression; advocacy of Queen Caroline; desire to see Protestant and Catholic parties united in humane efforts; defense of labor's rights; hatred of capital and commerce; devotion to free speech and rights of women; interest in dumb animals, and love for the United States."

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A Plain

What it Is and Exposition of

What it is Nat. By ROBERT BLATCHFORD.

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THE ORGANIC STATE.
PRINCIPLES REVISING THE CONSTITUTION.

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By LEONARD D. ABBOTT. “The ideal here set forth is one of a simple life, lived close to nature and in fellowship with one's friends and equals; and special emphasis is laid on the artistic side of socialism. Just as hideousness is the fruit of ignorance and misery, so will beauty be the fruit of happiness and freedom.”

Price Five Cents.

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COMMONWEALTH COMPANY, #8 Lafayette Place,

New York,

A Manual of Customary Errors in the Use of Words.

BY JOSEPH FITZGERALD, M. A., Formerly of the “Forum”and the “North American Review."

The Errors of Speech pointed out in this volume are those of Edre ated People; and the more highly educated the reader of it, the better will he appreciate the service the book renders to the cause of correct expression.

The careful student will find something new and useful in almost every paragraph.-Free Methodist (Chicago).

The work ought to provoke a wide study of language among writers and readers. Critics-and all proofreaders are criticswill find it especially valuable.---The Proofsheet (Chicago).

Paper, 25 cents; Cloth, 50 cents.

MYSTERIA.

History of the Secret Doctrines and Mystic Rites of Ancient Religions and Mediaeval and Modern Secret Orders.

BY DR. OTTO HENNE AM RHYN,

State Archivist of St. Gall, Switzerland. A book of profound learning, written in the most attractive literary style. For members of Secret Societies, as Freemasons, Knights Templar, Knights of Pythias, Odd Fellows, this account of their prototypes in antiquity, the initiates of the Eleusinian, Dionysiac, Orphic and other Mysteries of Ancient Greece, and of the disciples of the Secret Doctrines taught in the temples of ancient Egypt, this work possesses an extraordinary interest. And not for them only, but for whoever has a Mere Human Curiosity regarding one of the most remarkable phases of religious thought and philosophic speculation.

A valuable compendium of all that is known concerning the many mysteries which have prevailed among all peoples at different periods of the world's history.--Square and Compass. We are surprised at the erudition it contains.-American Tyler.

Paper, 50 cents; Cloth, 75 cents.

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