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chapel, and this is all which the undergraduates need hear from them. To these prayers, observes Mr Gray, the only objection seems to be that they omit every thing peculiar to any particular sect.or party ; and this by the people of Massachusetts will undoubtedly be deemed a high commendation. To so little do the charges of sectarianism against the college amount, and so groundless are all fears growing out of the connexion of the Theological school with the University.
To the objection that the preachers at the chapel are Unitarians, it is answered, that no student is required to hear them. Every one may attend any other church which he, or his parents shall prefer.'
But then all the officers of the college from the President down to the Janitor' it is asserted, are Unitarian. But what is the fact ? Of the fifteen 'permanent officers having any connexion with the undergraduates, or receiving any pay from the college funds, and appointed within the last ten years, the President excepted, eight belong to the several sects of Trinitarians, and only six are Unitarians.
Such are some of the facts and arguments of the Letter. It contains much valuable matter which our limits do not permit us to notice. As before intimated, however, it has already obtained a wide circulation, and we conclude with expressing the hope that it will be generally read by the people of this Commonwealth. The publication is timely, and cannot fail to be useful, more especially as the writer being connected with an orthodox church, cannot be supposed to feel any undue partiality for the doctrines of Unitarianism.
TIMES OF THE SAVIOUR.
The Times of the Saviour. By Harriet Martineau. From the English Edition. Boston. Leonard C. Bowles. 1831. pp. 132.
It is impossible to read this little book with indifference. It will be found, especially to the young, at once interesting and instructing. It deserves a prominent place among those useful works, which, with a happy mixture of imagination and reality, are intended to illustrate the times of our Saviour.' There is no little ingenuity in the manner, in which the writer contrives to interweave the real history of the gospels with her fictitious narrative. It is no small part of her praise, as of her success, that she has in no instance allowed her fancy to violate the simplicity or truth of the evangelical record.
At the opening of the work, she introduces three young Jews, conferring together on · Him, who was to come, the hope of Israel;' astonished, delighted, almost convinced, by the words and works of the Teacher;' and finally yieldingstheir prepossessions, interests, and connexions as Israelites, to a grateful faith in the Messiah. Under several distinct chapters, of which we might select as most pleasing, the two significantly called “the hope of the Hebrew,' and 'the wilderness gladdened,' she exbibits “the Master' in his mild dignity, in his gracious words, and his works of mercy. And nothing can be more engaging, nothing more lovely and venerable, than the picture she has drawn.
There is here and there, an affectation of expression, which we wish had been avoided. But, on the whole, we have looked over few works of deeper interest. And, for the information it conveys, in the pleasantest manner, of the customs, opinions, prepossessions of the Jews; its familiar, but accurate references to the various scenes of our Saviour's ministry, to the cities, villages, and rivers of Palestine, and thence the knowledge it may give of sacred geography, we commend the little volume to the attention of teachers and to the libraries of Sunday Schools.
ing, in New England, for the
his sermons, 257—-quotation man's account of, 128, 163,
Christ, not an object of prayer
filthy rags,' explained, 255, Christendom, sins of, 257.
Christian character, means of ac-
Christian ministers. See Minis-
Church, Christian, its nature
and constitution, 87-mem-
bers, 102-officers, 103_dis-
differ in rank and office, 144.
hand of fellowship to the Lu- England, character of, 28.
Churches, feeble, measures for
two names for the game office, an parishes, 75.
Claims upon the pulpit, 49.
Clergy of N. England, opinions
of before the revolutionary
visions among the reformers, Clergyman, aged, recollections
ly addressed to Unitarians, 56,
Consociations, attempt to intro-
and in the character of preach- in 1814, and 1815, 74.
Covenants of the early N. Eng. Explanatian of Isaiah lxiv. 6,
land churches, not doctrinal, 255.
minister of a church, 199. sense the terms were used by
made of them by the Ortho- seqq.
Fear and love of God, 34, et
seqq—mistakes about, 35%
how compatible, 37.
izing them in Unitarian par-
acter of its early covenant,
acter, of and quotation from, Gray, F. C., bis Letter to Gov.
Lincoln, in relation to Har.
ence and Diary of, 175—his American traveller, 64—char-
acter of his preaching, 66—his
plained, and objections to the Harvard University, see Univer-
Hawes, Rev. Joel, character of
his Tribute to the memory
Heart, deceitfulness of accord-
his opinion of creeds not re- Hints, advisory, on the subject
his intentions in regard to his
Professorship, 141, 283--form'
to be assented to by his Pro-
chusetts, past and present state Holy Ghost, sin against, what,
Hopkins' system of divinity, ef-
fects of its publication, 29—its
of his writings, 129.'
precepts and Christian prac- sociations, oppression practised
the primitive church, 194
how constituted 196—their of-
usurpations, 202-who are min-
isters at the present day, 206.
Murdock, Rev. Dr, treatment
meant by the phrase, 297. Murray, the Universalist, 166,
to, relating to Harvard Uni-
tarianism of the first three
and what their power, 103
vinists, and the spirit of the times, 196.
in New England within fifty
years, 128, 163, 208.
Oppression practised by ministe-
ditions of Palestine, 138- Ordination, what, 197,
American edition of, 288. Ordinations, Unitarian, 48, 190,
Origen pronounces Christ not an
Original poetry, 10, 108, 171,
want of union among, 82, quo-
tation from an orthodox writer
40, 89—quoted, 43, 44, 45% Orthodoxy, modern, doctrines of,