« PoprzedniaDalej »
ORIGINAL PAPERS, &c.
68, 167, 306
Earth, Creation and Duration of the,
Griess, Gratitude for,
Human Form, an Essay on the,
Letter, the, and the Spirit,
247, 295, 343, 391, 439, 487, 535
New Christian Dispensation,
Queries, three, relative to certain Doctrines of Swedenborg,
114, 162, 199
Swedenborg, Aristotle and the Antipodes,
Water as an Elementary Correspondence of Truth,
Clissold's Reply to Remarks on Noble's Appeal,
Address of the Presbyterian Synod of New-York to the Israelites within their District, 521
. 99, 140, 173
Animal Kingdom, Supplement to Swedenborg's,
36, 94, 142, 179, 231, 234, 373, 476
. 229, 432
100, 148, 197, 244, 289, 385, 434, 482, 530, 584
Beardsley, Mrs. Elizabeth,
AFTER a delay which we have in vain strove to make shorter, the first No. of the second year's issue of the N. C. Repository makes its appearance. The causes to which the delay has been owing, and which threatened at one time to prevent the continuance of the work altogether, have been happily removed, and the way is now clear for the resumption of our enterprise under new and as we trust hopeful auspices. The suspense in which our subscribers have been left for many weeks demands perhaps an apology ; but as it was owing to causes which we could not control, we trust our friends will be better pleased with an exposé bearing on the future than on the past.
It is our earnest wish to be enabled to continue the Repository, at least long enough to realise somewhat more fully our idea of what such a work might be made as an auxiliary to the cause of the New Church. The general principles on which it was proposed, at the outset, to conduct it, will be still adhered to. We see no occasion to depart from our programme. It is still our design to make the N.C.R. the organ of free, independent, liberal discussion, in which Truth shall be the polar star—that Truth, however, which reognises vital alliance with Good. But while we propose to follow out our original plan in its leading features, we shall not deem ourselves precluded from acting upon such hints, as to the improvement of the work, as experience or friendly criticism has suggested during its progress thus far. The principal ground of complaint, we believe, has been a
certain heaviness in our pages from a disproportionate number of long articles, and those, too, frequently of an abstruse and consequently dry character. We are not sure that this objection is not well founded, although it is proper to remark that thorough-going and elaborate treatment of topics was from the first a decided feature of our undertaking; and, moreover, that as the Editor could not furnish all the matter, he was obliged to make use of such as was offered him. Still we are satisfied that an important change for the better may be effected in this particular, and we have therefore resolved to study such improvements in the choice and disposition of our matter as shall at least relieve the work from the charge of tedium. We would not be understood, however, as promising to insert no extended or serial discussions, or to make our pages equally attractive to all classes of readers ; this we cannot hope to accomplish ; but we shall still hope to introduce such a grateful variety into our matter, original and selected, that a wide range of readers shall find their tastes consulted. To give a more distinct intimation on this head, we submit the following as an outline of the intended features which the Repository is to wear in its future issues.
1. A thorough and searching analysis of the various doctrinal tenets of the Old Church, with an attempted exposure of their fallacies as contrasted with the eminently scriptural and rational character of those of the New.
2. A larger admixture of scientific and miscellaneous intelligence, designed to show how far the progress of discovery and the assertion of principles is contributing illustration and confirmation to the verities, philosophic, scientific, and psychological, of the New Church.
3. A more extensive correspondence, both foreign and domestic, than we have yet been able to command, abounding with newsitems of interest relative to the propagation of the heavenly doctrines at home and abroad.
4. More copious notices of new publications, especially such as reflect, in any degree, the principles and tendencies of the New Dispensation, and display novel and interesting aspects of the general mind of the age.
In addition to the above, we are happy to be authorized to announce a series of articles from the pen of Prof. Taylor Lewis, of the N. Y. University, in reply to the “ Letters to a Trinitarian,” in which he proposes to controvert the positions of the N. C. in regard to the doctrine of the Trinity, and to show how much less accordant they are