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is even nervously active." Let the American churches beware how they substitute the speculations of the intellect for the simplicity which is in Christ."
NEW PUBLICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.
India as it may be; an outline of a proposed government and policy. By George Campbell, Esq.
Narrative of a Journey round the World; comprising a winter passage across the Andes to Chili, with a visit to the gold regions of California and Australia, the South Sea Islands, Java, &c. By F. Gerstaecker. 3 vols. Discoveries in Egypt, Ethiopia and the Peninsula of Sinai. By Dr. Richard Lepsius.
Twenty-four Lectures on the results of the Great Exhibition, delivered before the Society of Arts, at the suggestion of Prince Albert. In two volumes.
A supplementary volume of the Life and Letters of Niebuhr. Edited and translated by Susanna Winkworth.
Assyria; her Manners and Customs, Arts and Arms, restored from her Monuments. By Philip Henry Gross. Published by the Society for promoting Christian knowledge.
A new weekly periodical has appeared, entitled, Sunday Reading for Christian Families; conducted by the indefatigable Dr. Kitto. It is commended as highly adapted to the object for which it has been undertaken.
The Sufferings and Glories of the Messiah. By the Rev. John Brown, D. D.
A Selection from the Lectures delivered at St. Margaret's, Lothbury, in 1850, 1851 and 1852. By Rev. Henry Melville, B. D.
Sir Gardner Wilkinson is preparing a new and abridged edition for popular circulation, with illustrations, in two volumes, post 8vo., of the private Life, Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians.
A supplement to the authorised English Version of the New Testament; being a critical illustration of its more difficult passages. from the Syriac, Latin and English Versions, with an introduction by the Rev. F. H. Scrivener, M. A. Volume 1st, in 8vo.
Notes on the Four Gospels and Acts of the Apostles. With Illustrations of the Doctrines, Principles and Practice of the Church of England. By a Bishop's Chaplain. In 2 vols., 8vo.
Church History of England from the earliest time to the period of the Reformation. By the Rev. A. Martineau, M. A., Trinity College, Cambridge. 12mo.
The Fall of the Roman Republic: a short history of the last Century of the Commonwealth. By Charles Merivale, B. D.
Hebrew Politics in the Times of Sargon and Sennacherib: an inquiry into the historical meaning and purpose of the prophecies of Isaiah: with some notice of their bearings on the social and political life of England. By E. Strachey, Esq.
The Messianic Prophecies of the Old Testament: being the Hebrew text, with a literal translation and critical exposition. By J. Robert Wolf.
An Onomasticon Pentateuchi; or, an Etymological and Historical Dictionary of Hebrew Proper Names, as they occur in the Pentateuch. By the Rev. Alfred Jones, Theological Associate of King's College, London. The following are the latest issues of Bohn's popular and useful series: Antiquarian Library: Dr. R. Pauli's Life of Alfred the Great. Translated by B. Thorpe, Esq. Classical Library: Diogines Laertius' Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers. By C. D. Yonge, B. A. Illustrated Library Norway and its Scenery. Edited by Thomas Forester, Esq. Scientific Library: H. Noel Humphreys, The Coin Collector's Manual. Standard Library: De Lolme on the Constitution of England. With Life and Notes by John Magregor, M. P.
The Philosophy of Atheism examined and compared with Christianity. By Rev. B. Godwin.
John de Wickliffe, D. D. A monograph. By Robert Vaughan, D. D. Small 4to.
A new Greek Harmony of the Four Gospels, comprising a Synopsis and a Diatessaron. 4to.
Dr. A. Tholuck's Hours of Christian Devotion. With a preface by Rev. Horatius Bonar. 12mo.
Goethe's Opinions on the World, Mankind, Literature, Science and Art. Translated by Otto Wenckstern.
History of Greece. By George Grote. Vol. 11, 8vo.,
The following are among the announcements of the Longmans: A new edition of Lord Jeffrey's contributions to the Edinburgh Review. A new edition of Sharon Turner's History of England during the Middle Ages. The Life of William Lord Russell; by Lord John Russell. Bishop Jeremy Taylor's entire works; revised and corrected by the Rev. Charles Page Eden, M. A., Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, with emendations and additions; by R. G. Latham, M. D., F. R. S.
A work of great compass and importance is in course of publication in Germany; it is entitled " Real Encyclopädie für protestantische Theologie und Kirche." The first No. has appeared. Its contributors number many of the distinguished divines of Germany. When completed it will furnish the results of German scholarship in all departments of Theology. It will extend to about ten volumes of 800 large 8vo. pages each.
Part I. of the second division of Vol. III. of Giesler's Church History has appeared.
A new work by Hagenback, "The Christian Church of the first three Centuries," has been published.
Die Propaganda, ihre Provinzen und ihr Recht; (The Propaganda, its Provinces and its Laws,) by Professor Meyer. This is said to be a very able work by a zealous Protestant. A storehouse of facts which richly deserves to be consulted.
Gueder's Lehre von der Erscheinung Jesu Christi unter den Todten. (Doctrine of the Appearance of Christ among the dead,) published at Berne. An elaborate discussion of the doctrine of Christ's descent into Hades, containing a history of the doctrine, and the author's own explanation of its import.
Among the new books in Theology, we have from American pens a treatise on Regeneration, by Edmund H. Sears, printed for the American Unitarian Association (Crosby & Co. ;) which without entering upon its doctrinal expositions, we may pronounce well and calmly written in such passages as the "mystery of death." A volume of "Discourses on the Unity of God, and other subjects," by the Rev. W. G. Eliot, Jr. appears under the same auspices by the same publisher. A Philadelphia publisher issues a Commentary on the Song of Solomon, by the Rev. George Burrowes, who regards the poem, in its spiritual improvements, as a means of pious and emotional fervor. An Exposition of the Prophecies of the Apocalypse, by the Rev. James Du Pui, (Moore, Phila.) The author is a chaplain in the U. S. Army. Mr. Herman Hooker has reprinted three Lectures of Dr. Charles Wordsworth,-The Church of Rome, or the Babylon of the Apocalypse, with an introduction, by the Rev. James Buxton, of North Carolina. The Race for Riches; a series of lectures by the Rev. W. Arnot, the minister of the Free church of St. Peters, at Glasgow. They are a contribution from the pulpit to a subject which must more and more employ the attention of the world-the relation of labourers and employers; and, in a Christian and humane spirit, we may add, inculcate just notions on the value of that limited portion of wealth, money. A Closet Companion, or
a method for searching the Scriptures, by the Rev. C. W. Bolton, (Baltimore, N. P. Burt,) is a proof of the exhaustive analysis of the sacred volume, in its doctrinal and spiritual capacity. It is a ruled copy-book, with a column for every text to be noted as it marks the attributes or teachings of the Bible. The Canon of Holy Scripture, by the Rev. Matthew H. Henderson, M. A. A capital sermon, on a topic of great interest to every congregation. Mr. H. writes in a clear, scholarlike, and sensible mauner; and we venture to commend the present discourse as every way worthy attention, not only from the soundness of its views, but also from its excel lent and discriminating remarks upon the English version of the Bible, the Latin Vulgate, and the Douay Bible. The High Church Theory of Bap tism, is a pamphlet issued in Philadelphia. The author is terribly afraid of the "Puseyism" of a considerable portion of the Episcopal clergy. How the case stands, we are not rightly informed; when we get a pamphlet on the other side we may know better-perhaps.-Literary World.
There are now three editions of Mr. Layard's second series of Discove ries among the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon, before the American public. The first is the English edition of Murray, which is imported and sold at a lower price than it can be purchased in London, being offered at retail for $450. This is the best library edition. The second is a reprint of this work, less bulky, in a compact and not inconvenient form, offered by the Harpers for exactly one-half the price. The names of the several original artists, by the way, are omitted from the designs. The third is a judicious American copyright abridgment of the work executed by a competent scholar and distinguished Eastern traveller of this city, preserving all the narrative of general interest, the adventures with the Arabs, the progress of discovery; and especially the biblical matter evolved by the resuscitation of the palace of Sennacherib. This is a neat 12mo. of large type, and will satisfy, we presume, the requirements of Judge Haliburton, who, in his new series of Sam Slick, recommends the pickaxe and crowbar to be applied to Mr. Layard's big book, as well as to his original mounds. With these several editions, suited to the tastes and means of all classes of purchasers, Mr. Layard's important discoveries will be fully introduced to the American community.-Literary World.
The Brand of Dominic, or Inquisition at Rome, supreme and universal. Illustrated. By Rev. W. H. Rule. Carleton and Philips.
Life of Thomas Chalmers, D. D., LL. D. By Rev. J. C. Moffat.
We notice the following among the announcements of the American press:
The Conflict of the tions of God and man."
Ages; or, The great debate on the moral relaBy Rev. Edward Beecher, D. D. An edition of Spencer to Moore, reprinted from the celebrated Aldine edition. It will be comprised in forty 16mo. volumes, retailing at seventy-five cents each. The Life of Sir James Mackintosh; Plutarch's
the British Poets, from
Lives; and the Prophets and Kings of the Old Testament. By Rev. F. D. Maurice.
We learn from the last annual report of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, which has just been laid on our table, that there are at present under its pastoral care, I. In destitute portions of the regular work-122 missions; 104 Missionaries; 23,627 white, 1,412 colored members, with 62 churches; 84 Sabbath Schools; and 2,906 scholars. II. Among the people of color; 120 missions; 102 missionaries: 34,934 colored members; with 59 churches; and 16,657 children under religious instruction. III. Among the Germans; 9 missions; 8 missionaries; 378 members; 5 churches; 5 Sabbath schools; and 263 scholars. IV. Among the Indian Tribes; 30 missions; 27 missionaries; 4,232 members; 39 churches; 34 Sabbath schools; and 1,254 scholars; 9 manual labour schools; and 490 pupils.
Methodist Episcopal Tract Society.-The managers of this new institution held their second quarterly meeting at New York on the 16th ult. Although the society has only been organized six months, 13 auxiliary societies have been formed, including all the Atlantic conferences, 6 agents for conferences appointed, 10 colporteurs sent out, $9,500 subscribed at conference sessions, of which $3,800 has been already paid in, a catalogue of over 400 tracts provided, and a tract volume catalogue commenced, which amounted to over 30 volumes.
Under the auspices of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, twenty-one new missionaries and assistant missionaries, have been sent to different fields during the past year. The board has now ten ministers, one preacher, and fifty-two assistant missionaries among the Indian tribes. The schools contain about 400 pupils. In Africa, four ministers, six assistant missionaries. In upper India, twenty-six ministers, two of whom are natives, twenty-five female assistant missionaries, and twenty-five native helpers. Instruction is given to upward of twenty-three hundred native youths. In Siam, two ministers and three assistants. In China, and among the Chinese in California, ten ministers and thirteen assistants. Among the Jews in New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, three ministers, and a licentiate preacher. The total receipts of the Board for the year amounted to $153,222 83, being 8,000 more than the receipts last year.
In 1852 the Presbyterian Church Old School embraced twenty-five synods and one hundred and forty presbyteries, two thousand and thirtynine ministers, two thousand seven hundred and thirty-three churches, and two hundred and ten thousand four hundred and fourteen communicants, and $1,191,107 collections; showing an increase, since 1840, of eight