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CONTENTS OF VOL. III,

For a New Year. What is life?

1

The dead praise not the Lord. Original poetry.

10

Divine Providence.

11

Reflections at the close of a communion service.

24

A glance at the past and present state of Ecclesiastical affairs

in Massachusetts, and a remedy for existing evils suggested. 27

The Fear and the Love of God,

34

Memoirs of Moses Mendelsohn, the Jewish Philosopher. 41

Mr Whitman's Letters to Professor Stuart, on the subject of

Religious Liberty.

46

Unitarian Ordinations and Installation.

48

NO. II.

Claims upon the Pulpit.

49

A plea for Consistency, familiarly addressed to Unitarians

whose fidelity but ill accords with their faith.

56

An American traveller's account of the Rev Robert Hall, of

England.

64

Mr Whitman's Letters to Prof. Stuart.

70

Memoirs of Moses Mendelsohn, the Jewish Philosopher, con-

tinued.

89

Unitarian Ordinations and Dedication.

96

NO. III.

A Christian Church-its nature and constitution, its members

and their qualifications, its officers and their powers, its dis.

cipline, and its privileges.

97
Original Poetry: While I was musing, the fire burned." 108

On the rights of Reason and of Faith.

109

Regeneration explained, and some objections to the popular

views of it stated.

117

Jewish and Christian Religion.

127

Recollections and remarks of an aged Clergyman, now living,

respecting the changes that have taken place in religious opin-

ions, and in the character of preaching, in New England, for

the last fifty years.

128

Unitarianism in remote parts of our country.

133

Traditions of Palestine.

138

Correction of misstatements respecting the Theological School

at Cambridge, and the late proceedings of the overseers of

Harvard University. .

140

NO. IV.

Explanation of our Saviour's declaration respecting the sin

against the Holy Ghost.' Matthew, xii. 31, 32.

145

Regeneration explained, and some objections to the popular

views of it stated. Concluded.

155

Recollections and remarks of an aged clergyman, now living,

respecting the changes that have taken place in religious

opinions, and in the character of preaching, in New England,

for the last fifty years. No. II.

163

Original Poetry. Sabbath Morning.

171

• The heart is deceitful above all things.'

172

Correspondence and Diary of Philip Doddridge.

175

Orthodox Defence of Orthodox uncharitableness.

184

Correction of misstatements respecting the Theological School

at Cambridge, and the late proceedings of the Overseers of

Harvard University.

187

Ordination at Augusta, Georgia.

190

Obituary notice.

192

.NO, V,

Christian Ministers--who they are-what they were in the

apostolic age--how constituted such—their office and au-

thority according to the scriptures—how they afterwards

usurped supreme power.

193

Recollections and remarks of an aged clergyman, now living,

respecting the changes that have taken place in religious

opinions, and in the character of preaching, in New England,

for the last fifty years. No. III.

208

Original Poetry. Preface to an Album.

214

Sketch of a plan for a Sunday School.

216

An Exhibition of Unitarianism.'

223

Correction of Orthodox misstatements as to fundamental articles

of faith, the Primitive Churches, doctrines of the Reforma-

tion, the Pilgrims, and Unitarians. Mr May's Letters to Dr

Hawes.

226

The latest Orthodox form of the doctrine of the Atonement.

President Wayland's Sermon.

235

New periodicals in Pennsylvania and Georgia. Unitarian Es-

sayist, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. Unitarian Christian, No. 1.

238

Unitarian Ordination.

240

NO. VI.

• There are diversities of operations. Obtaining religion. Revi-

vals. Means of grace.

241

Explanation of Isaiah Ixiv, 6. • All our righteousnesses are as

filthy rags.'

255

Sins of Christendom.

257

Faith and works. St Paul and St James reconciled.

266

Original Poetry. Lines written by a parent on the death of his

daughter.

274

Beard's Sermons.

277

279

Complaints and calumnies against Harvard University.

The Times of the Saviour.

288

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sense.

What is your life?' In reference to its duration. Compute, weigh it. It is unsubstantial, shadowy, fleeting ; a vapor that appeareth for a little time, then yanisheth away.

We are here to day, tomorrow gone. The question may be asked in another and higher

What is life? How are we to estimate it? What is a true description of it? When are we authorised to say, we have lived ? These inquiries it is important to settle. We must keep in view the great moral purpose of existence ; we must consider what we are to live for, how we are to attain the end of our being, that we may not labor and strive in vain, and when death approaches, it may find us prepared for

our rest.

What then is life? To have a being, to breathe, to receive impressions through the channel of the senses,

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