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Reply to an Anonymous Letter, Containing Strictures upon the Doctrines and Conduct of the Baptist Church, published in the Wesleyan Journal, July 15. Charleston, S. C.
The Christian's Jnstructer; containing a summary Explanation and Defence of the Doctrines and Duties of the Christian Religion. By Josiah Hopkins, A M.
A Sermon preached at the Ordination of the Rev. Parsons Cooke, to the pastoral Care of the East Evangelical Church and Society in Ware, June 21, 1826. By John Woodbridge, D. D. Pastor of the Church in Hadley. Amherst.
The Christian Armour; A Sermon, delivered at the Ordination of the Rev. John Billings, Pastor of the Church of Christ in Addison, July 12, 1826. By Daniel Merrill, A. M Waterville, Maine.
Short Practical Essays on the Sabbath. By a Clergyman of New England. Norwich, 1826. 18mo.
Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way 1 By taking heed thereto acccording to thy Word. A Sermon preached in the Chapel of Nassau Hall, August 13, 1826. By Archibald Alexander. Philadephia.
The Cause of the Old and New Testaments ascertained; or the Bible complete without the Apocrypha and unwritten Traditions. By Archibald Alexander.
The Modern Presbyterian Hierarchy in the United States of America far worse than Popery ; demonstrated by a most tyrannical Persecution carried on for many years, by the same, against the Rev. Francis Hindman, both while and since he was a Member of that Body.
The Four Ages of Life, a gift for every Age; translated from the French of the Count de Segur. New York.
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship, Fourth Edition. Boston, Stereotyped, 18mo.
An Essay on Terms of Communion, by the Rev. Charles Brooks of Goshen N. H. being an Examination into the Propriety of the Doctrine held by Baptists, of preventing all such participating in the Sacrament as have not been immersed.
Historical Account of the first Presbyterian Church and Society in Newburyport, M'iss. Addressed to the Congregation worshipping in Federal Street, July 9, 1826. By Samuel P. Williams. Saratoga Springs. 8vo.
The Twentyfifth Report of the American Sunday School Union. Philadelphia. 8vo.
Minutes of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. With an Appendix. Philadelphia. 8vo.
A Memoir of the French Protestants, who settled at Oxford. in Massachusetts, A. D. 1686. With a Sketch of the entire History of the Protestants of France. By Abiel Holmes, D. D. Cambridge, 8vo.
Extracts irom the Minutes of the General Association of Massachusetts; with the Narrative of the State of Religion, and the Pastoral Address. Boston, 8vo.
The New Testament, as.translated from the original Greek. The Four Gospels, By George Campbell, D. D. The Apostolic Epistles, By J. Macknight, D. D. The Acts of the Apostles and the Revelation, By Philip Doddridge, D. D. Wellsbury, Virginia.
Tracts of the American Unitarian Association, published since those noticed in our last Number. No. 7. The Unitarian's Answer. By Rev. Orville Dewey. No. 8. A Discourse on the Evidences of Revealed Religion. By William E. Channing, D. D. Second Edition. No. 9. Causes of the Progress of Liberal Christianity in New England. No. 10. Remarks on a Popular Error respecting the Lord's Supper. By F. W. P. Greenwood.
The Child's Assistant in the Art of Reading; adapted to the Use of Primary Schools. By Samuel Temple, A. M. Boston, 18mo.
A Catechism in three Parts. Compiled and recommended by the Ministers of the Worcester Association in Massachusetts. Third Edition. Boston, 18mo.
American Popular Lessons, chiefly selected from the Writings of Mrs Barbauld, Miss Edgeworth, and other approved Authors. New Edition. New York, 18mo.
Intellectual Arithmetic, upon the Inductive Method of Instruction. By Warren Colburn, A. M. Boston, 18mo.
Arithmetic on the Inductive Method of Instruction ; being a Sequel to Intellectual Arithmetic. By Warren Colburn, A. M. Stereotype Edition. Boston, 12mo.
An Introduction to Algebra upon the Inductive Method of Instruction. By Warren Colburn, A. M. Stereotype Edition. Boston, 12mo.
The Greek Lexicon of Schrevelius, translated into English, with many Additions. Boston, 8vo.
An Abridgment of Milner's Church History, for the Use of Schools and private Families. By Rebecca Eaton. Second Edition. Charleston, S. C. 12mo.
Tyro's Friend, consisting chiefly of Easy Lessons in Spelling and Reading; designed for Children from three to eight Years of Age. Brookfield.
Rudiments of the Spanish Language; comprehending the Alphabet, an Abridgment of the Grammar, Familiar Phrases, &.c. carefully arranged, revised, and accented, for the Use of Schools, and as a Manual for Travellers. By F. Sales. Boston, 18mo.
Conversations on Common Things; or a Guide to Knowledge, with Questions for the Use of Schools and Families. By A Teacher. Boston.
An Atlas of the State of South Carolina, made under the authority of the Legislature; prepared with Geographical. Statistical, and Historical M ips of the State. By Robert Mills, Engineer, and Architect. Folio.
Manual of Mutual Instruction; consisting of Mr Fowle's Directions for introducing in common Schools the improved System adopted in the Monitorial Schools, Boston. With an Appendix, containing some Considerations in Favor of the Monitorial Method, and a Sketch of its Progress, &,c. By William Russell, Editor of the Journal of Education. Boston, 12mo.
A Chronological History of New England, in the form of Annals. With an Introduction. By Thomas Prince, M. A. A New Edition. Boston, 8vo.
Sermons. By Hugh Blair, D. D. F. R. S. Third American from the last London Edition. Three Volumes complete in One. To which is prefixed a Life of the Author. New York, 8vo.
Practical Observations on Popular Education. By H. Brougham, Esq. M. P. F. R. S. from the the 20th London Edition. Boston, 8vo. pp. 36.
Illustrations of Lying, in all its Branches. By Amelia Opie. From the Second London Edition. Boston 12mo. pp. 280.
Works announced in England. History of the Crusades against the Albigenses in the 13th Century; translated from the French of J. C. J. de Sismondi. 1 vol. 8vo.
Schleusner's New Testament Lexicon, compressed into the Form of a Manual. By J. Carey, LL. D. 8vo.
Doddridge's Rise and Progress of Religion in the soul. With an Introductory Essay, by John Foster, Author of " Essays on Decision of Character," &.c. 12mo.
A Letter to his Grace, the Archbishop of Canterbury, concerning the Authorship of EIKSIN BAIIAIKH. By H. J. Todd, M. A. &c, &.c. 8vo.
A Review of the Character and Writings of Lord Byron; reprinted from the North American Review. Foolscap 8vo. Portrait.
Remarks on the Character and Writings of John Milton, &c. From the Christian Examiner. By the Rev. Dr Channing, of Boston, North America. 8vo.
Vol. III.] November and December,] 826. [No. VI.
FOURTH LETTER ON MISSIONS AND UNITARIAN RE-
TO THE EDITOR OF THE CHRISTIAN EXAMINER.
The Reviewer has again replied to the Seeker, and with more than his usual self-approbation. The style in which he writes will convince every one, that he is abundantly satisfied with his own arguments.
In order that in my answer I may be as brief as possible, I will, without taking up time in considering his prefatory matter, or introducing any of my own, approach at once the chief points of difference between us. The Reviewer, finding that Unitarians were engaging in some measures preparatory to the establishment of an East Indian mission, published a piece, in which they were asked, with a tone by no means conciliatory, why they had not moved in this business before; why, with all their vast resources, they had not sooner contributed to the support of foreign missionaries? I will tell you why you have not, he says, in answer to his own question ; it is because your system of faith is a cold and heartless one; it is because Unitarianism is not the doctrine of the gospel.
I undertook, in reply, to offer a different statement. I asserted that the resources of Unitarians were not vast; that their numbers were not large; that their means of cooperation were, at present, feeble and few. I supported my assertion by a statement of facts.
At the appearance of this statement, all the orthodox editors throughout the country, were exceedingly rejoiced, compli
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mented each other on the happy news, and assured their readers that the last day of Unitarianism was at hand. The Reviewer rejoices too; hut he tempers his triumph somewhat, for the sake of his argument, and rejoins, that no man ever pretended we were very numerous, but that our wealth and means of moral influence were undoubtedly great, for the Boston merchants were rich, and the North American Review and Harvard University were influential. The answer which naturally suggested itself to me, with regard to the instances brought forward of our literary means of influence—an answer which the Reviewer cannot, and which he has not attempted to confute—was, that neither the North American Review, nor Harvard University could become, on this subject, instruments of influence, because they were bound and pledged not to meddle with matters of public religious controversy. As a proof of the neutrality of the Review, I adverted to the fact, that two professors of Andover Institution had lately written for it. My conclusion was, that nothing could be more irrelevant to the question, than to bring forward witnesses, who, from their character, could have no concern with it.
If I were to imitate the style of the Reviewer, I should here exclaim,—And what think you, Sir, is his answer to this most overwhelming statement of mine? Why, truly, that Mr Sparks and the President and Instructers of Harvard University are learned men, and that I cannot deny it. Can any thing be imagined more stupid and absurd ?—But far be it from me to imitate his style. I will give his answer in his own words, which are as follows.
'It is not denied that the editors of the North American Review, and the majority of their contributors are Unitarians. It is affirmed that the University and the Review are pledged to use no sectarian influence. What then? Does it follow that the President of Harvard College—" a lever of mind to move a world of matter "—is not a man of great learning and great intellectual power? Does it follow that the Hollis Professor, and the Dexter Professor, and the whole catalogue of the wise and mighty are paralysed and fettered? It is affirmed likewise that the two last articles of a theological character in the Review, "came from Andover Institution." And what then? Does it follow that the "learned" Mr Sparks and the "superhuman" Professor Everett cannot, if they would, turn the energies of their powerful and cultivated minds, to advance the conversion of the world?'