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the pentecostal Church, the apostolic college, the apostolic institutes, the establishment of the Churches, the character of individual founders, the distinctive views of the different New Testament writers, etc.?

The mild intrepidity with which Neander withstood the worst assaults of the great German apostasy, together with the negligent apostolic simplicity of his style of mind, has rendered our American orthodoxy tolerant of his individualisms. His lax views of inspiration, conceding secular mistake in the sacred documents; his rejection of any founded order of ministry under the assumption that all Christians are equally priests; his rejection of all proof of infant baptism in the sacred text, and acceptance of the institution as simply a want of the Church; his conclusion that Paul was rather probably a restorationist, and his exclusion of the Apocalypse from the sacred canon, are among the points in which he maintains, without any emphatic assertion of independence, a quiet peculiarity.

As commentary and as history, the present volume will as a whole be an acceptable present to our American Church. The Edinburgh translation of the work was one of the earliest issues of the Clarkes. In a nobler form, under an able revising hand, it has attained a “better resurrection.”

Physical Geography of the Holy Land. By EDWARD ROBINSON, D.D.,

LL.D., Professor of Biblical Literature in the Union Theological Seminary, New York. A Supplement to the Author's late Biblical Researches in the Holy Land. 8vo., pp. 399. Boston: Crocker & Brewster.

1865. We had occasion to say in our notice of the last edition of Dr. Robinson's Biblical Researches, that his purpose was to have shaped the whole into a scientific form as a Geography of the Holy Land. Such a work from his hand would have constituted a new period in sacred geography; but the author did not live to complete the task. According to the division which the modern science of geog. raphy adopts, its three parts would have embraced physical, topical, and historical geography. The present volume embraces the first of these parts, including only the Holy Land lying between the Mediterranean and the Jordan. The Trans-Jordanic region, had he lived, he would have included in his work. As it is, for the ground it covers, it is complete. It is not, happily, a mere fragment. It is subordinate whole; the work worthy the hand of a great master.

The volume opens with an introduction, tracing the history of sacred geography. This sketch will possess some interest for the sacred scholar. The divisions of the work are: Chapter i: The surface in its general features; embracing under three sections, The Mountains and Hills, The Valleys and The Plains. Chapter ii : The Waters; embracing under four sections, The Rivers and Minor Streams, The Lakes, The Fountains, The Wells, Cisterns, Reservoirs, and Aqueducts. Chapter iii: Climate; embracing Seasons, Tenperature, Winds, Atmosphere. Chapter iv: Geolog. ical Features. An appendix is added, embracing the Physical Geography of the Syrian coast.

The work is done in handsome external style, printed at the Andover press, by W. F. Draper.

Educational. A Hebrew Chrestomathy; or, Lessons in Reading and Writing Hebrew. By

WILLIAM HENRY GREEN, Professor in the Theological Seminary at

Princeton, N. J. 8vo., pp. 261. New York: John Wiley. 1864. In addition to his IIebrew Grammar, Professor Green here fur. nishes a Chrestomathy, the second gate to the treasures of the sacred tongue. Of the value in detail of such a work the practical professor engaged in teaching is experimentally the best judge. But Professor Green's plan seems to us excellent. Fifty-five pages are devoted to graduated reading lessons, suited to the capacity of the advancing scholar, constituting by its choice of passages an attractive anthology, in a type delightful for the eye to look upon. The remainder is devoted to notes, performing the part, first, of a genial teacher; afterward, as occasion offers, of an entertaining illustrator, or an instructive commentator. The pupil is thus led through a difficult yet interesting path. Such a work is well calculated both to guide the way, and to awaken the holy ambition of the scholar and the candidate for the ministry to master the riches of the oracles of God as given to ancient Israel. We recommend the volume to the attention of our Hebrew professors, and our ministers generally.

Science for the School and Family. Part III. Mineralogy and Geology.

By WORTHINGTON HOOKER, M. D., Professor in Yale College. Illustrated by ncarly two hundred engravings. 12mo., pp. 325. New York:

Harper & Brothers. 1865. An excellent successor to Dr. Hooker's Physiology and other works. His books are not science in play, but science in grave earnest, expressed with as truly a popular simplicity of style as the subject admits. This is well aided by the abundance and clearness of the graphic illustrations. Schools and families will hardly find books better adjusted to their caliber.

Belles-Lettres, Classical and Philological. Essays, Historical and Biographical, Political, Social, Literary, and Scientifio.

By Hugh MILLER. Edited, with a preface, by PETER NE, author of “The Christian Life,” etc. 12mo., pp. 501. Boston : Gould & Lincoln, New York: Sheldon & Co. Cincinnati: George S. Blanchard.

1865.

These are choice selections from Mr. Miller's productions as editor of the Witness. They are not the least valuable, and are among the most fascinating, of the productions of that remarkable man.

Miscellaneous. Autobiography, Correspondence, etc., of Lyman Beecher, D.D. Vol. II.

12mo., pp. 587. Harper & Brothers. 1865. The Cedar Christian, and other Practical Papers and Personal Sketches.

By THEODORE L. CUYLER, Pastor of the Lafayette Avenue Church,

Brooklyn, 12mo., pp. 215. New York: Carter & Brothers. 1864. Tony Butler. A novel. 8vo., pp. 257. New York, 1865. Studies for Stories. By JEAN INGELOW. 12mo., pp. 404. Boston: Roberts

& Brothers. 1865. Vanity Fair. A Novel without a Hero. By WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY. With Illustrations by the Author. 3 vols. New York.

1865. A very beautiful edition, in green and gilt, on tinted

pages,

with colored letters.

The Observing Faculties in the Family and in the School. By WARREN

BURTON. 12mo., pp. 171. Harper & Brothers. 1865. Lessons on the Subject of Right and Wrong. For use in Families and

Schools. 12mo., pp. 88. Boston: Crosby & Ainsworth. New York:

Oliver S. Felt. 1865. O Mother Dear, Jerusalem. The Old Hymn, its Origin and Genealogy.

Edited by WILLIAM C. PRIME. 12mo., pp. 92. New York: Anson D.

F. Randolph. 1865. A beautiful little volume, tracing the sources of the delightful hymn, “ Jerusalem, my happy home.”

Pamphlets. State Rights: A Photograph from the Ruins of Ancient Greece, with

appended Dissertations on the Ideas of Nationality, of Sovereignty, and the Right of Revolution. By Prof. TAYLER LEWIS, Union College.

8vo., pp. 97. Albany: Weed, Parsons, & Co. 1865. • This is an enlargement of a previous pamphlet from the same hand,

in which monitory lessons are adduced from the past to guide our

country through the dangers of the present. The ruin of ancient Greece was the prevalence of the doctrine of State Rights over the sentiment of nationality. The cry of the demagogue, appealing to the local and the sectional, drowned the calm voice of the statesman and patriot pleading for Union. Hence arose secessions, convulsions, anarchies, destruction. Terrible and monitory, indeed, is the picture history draws of the universal chaos of passion and blood into which the most civilized spot on the globe was plunged by the fire-eaters and destructives of that day. Such an anarchy did the secessionists of 1860 anticipate when they drew upon our maps their programme of the various republics into which we were to break. The correspondent purpose of our northern Copperheads (for no epithet is too bad for such a “generation of vipers ") is well illustrated by the Mayor's message of Fernando Wood, proposing that the city of New York should secede and declare herself independent.

Few minds in our country are able to bring the lessons of the classic ages and of Platonic philosophy to bear upon the practical affairs of our day with a subtler skill or profounder wisdom than Dr. Lewis. Mr. Greeley has said that his genius will be better appreciated by the future than by his cotemporaries. But we have cause to know that both in England and America there is an increasing number who realize the originality of his thought and the beauty of his style. We cannot, however, agree with him in naming Daniel Webster as the type of a true conservatism.

ARTICLES DECLINED.—We are obliged to say that our editorial drawer contains nearly thrice as many articles as our pages can accommodate. Many must therefore be, to our regret, excluded, not from their own unfitness, but from an arithmetical impossibility of finding room. Writers must not, therefore, consider exclusion as synonymous with condemnation; nor must impatience be indulged by others at delay of insertion. The only remedy for the difficulty is the enlarging our Quarterly to double its present size, which we promise shall be done as soon as our subscription list can be doubled. The way to accomplish this is for its friends at the coming Annual Conferences to take measures for obtaining twice as many subscribers as each conference now affords. Shall it be done?

THE

METHODIST QUARTERLY REVIEW.

JULY,

1865.

Art. I.—THE GREEK CHURCH, CONSIDERED PARTICU

LARLY IN ITS RELATION TO THE LATIN.

[ARTICLE FIRST.]

PROTESTANTISM, as the name indicates, was necessitated by the assumptions and corruptions of Romanism. Its existence began with a protest. During the intervening centuries it has earnestly maintained the same attitude. In consequence it has been excommunicated by the Roman Church, branded as schismatic, and persecuted. In this close and constant antagonism the Roman Church has held such prominence as to absorb the view of the West, so that Protestants have scarcely recognized the existence of the Eastern or Greek Church, and have by no means appreciated the importance of this Eastern ally, equally determined in its antagonism toward the Roman hierarchy. But now, if not hitherto, the Greek Church has reached a position that commands recognition. Retaining her ancient faith and forms, her numbers have increased, and her territory has enlarged; and she has the leadership of one of the mightiest nations in the earth. Russia is the protector and champion of the Greek Church, just at the time that another European nation, through its emperor, Louis Napoleon, has proposed to lead the Latin race in its development westward across the ocean to Mexico, and eastward into Syria and Asia, and Africa if possible, and so, with the spread of empire, propagate the Roman religion. This phrase, “Latin race,” is

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