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ADMONITION to Mothers

57 College, Hindoo, in Calcutta 365

A son's Sermons

257 Comparison between Byron and Scott 41

Almighty Friend, Religion assures us Confirmations

32, 176, 223, 288
of the Protection of an

63 Convention, General 159, 176, 182, 203, 219

Barrington, Viscount, Anecdote of 13 Convention, Connecticut

61

Bible and Common Prayer Book So- Cowper, Character of, as a Poet 133

ciety, New York, Report of 154 Cowper, Character of his Writings 263

Bible, New Family

16 Cox's Lives of the Fathers

248

Bible and Common Prayer Book So- Cranmer, Life of

97

ciety, Auxiliary New-York

31 Croes's Address to the Convention of

Bible and Common Prayer Book So.

New Jersey

315

ciety, Auxiliary New York, Report Cunningham's Nobody's Enemy but

of

his Own

81

Bible, present Version of the 75 Cunningham's Pastor's Visit to the

Bible and Common Prayer Book So. Cottage

5

ciety of Upper-Canada .

60 Desolation

174

Bible and Common Prayer Book So- Diocess, Eastern, Convention of 61

ciety, Kingston, Upper-Canada Distresses in England

37

Bible and Common Prayer Book So. Divine Truth, Necessity of human

ciety, Newark Female, Report of 236 Learning in Ilustration of

109

Bible and Common Prayer Book So. Education, Religious

87

ciety, New-York, Constitution of 165 Episcopal Churches, Proposals for

Bible and Common Prayer Book So. erecting

335

ciety, Dutchess county, Auxiliary 319 Episcopal Missionary Society of Phi-
Bible and Common Prayer Book Só. ladelphia, Circular of

111

ciety of Washington county, &c. 335 Episcopal Tract Society

SO

Bishop of Gloucester on the Liturgy 10 Episcopal Tract Society, Boston, 32

Blutcher, Anecdote of

59 Extract, an

34

Brown and Buchanan, Memoirs of 241 Faith, on

333

Buonaparte, Warden's Letters con- Family Devotion

127

cerning

124 Female Religionist

60

Byron, Lord

135 Ferrar, Life of

305

Byron's Description of Rousseau

180 Fox's Eloquence

82

Canzonette

127 Gadsden's Discourse on the Death of

Caucasus, Missionaries in

108

Bishop Dehon

337

Chalmers's Discourses, Review of 278 Gay and Fashionable, Exhortation to 238

Chillingworth, Saying of

60 Grace before Meat

172

Christian Knowledge, Society for Pro- Griswold's Address to the Convention

moting, Account of

153 of the Eastern Diocess

209

Christian Register

96 Hall's Agony, altered by Glass 88
Christians, Syrian, in India

Hobart's Sermons on Baptismal Re-

Christianity, Cause of, in India

332

generation, Notice of

Christianity, Labours of the Clergy Hobart's Address to the Protestant

of the Church of England in de- Episcopal Missionary Society 90

fence of

120 Hobart's Address to the Convention

Christ's Compassion for Sinners 41 of Connecticut

205

Christ, the Guilt of Sin displayed in Hobart's Address to the Sunday School 301

the Sufferings of

87 Hobart's Address to the Convention

Christ before Pilate

89 of New York

327

Christ, the good Samaritan 110 Hogg's Mador of the Moor

164.

Church Missionary Society, Paterson,

Holland's Remarks on Athens 171

Constitution of

208 Hooker on Man's Demerit

9

Church of England in Canada 237 Hooper, Life of

369
Church, Dialogues about going to 25, 35 Hough, Bishop, Anecdote of

76
Church of England, Clergy of 104 Howley's, Bishop of London, Sermon
Church, Holy-Days of

255

before the Society for Propagating

Church at Fayetteville

256

the Gospel

348

Claggett, a Sketch of his Character, Indians, Oneida, Letter from, to the
with some Account of his Life 46 Governor of New York

62

Claggett, Particulars in the Life of 63 James's Account of the Ceremonies of

Clement, Life of

289 the Greek Church on Easter Eve 173

270, 331

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Johnson, Kemarks on his last Hours 321 Phillips, Counsellor

137

Kemp's Address to the Convention Phillips's Monody and Garland on the

of Maryland

214 Right Hon. R. B. Sheridan

28

Latimer, Bishop, some Account of Philosophy, French

118

his Life

113 Plain and Practical Preaching 239

Latrobe's Hymn for the Dedication of Prayer and Thanksgiving, Form of 320

St. John's Church, Washington · Prayer, a departing

123

Law's, Bishop of Chester, Visitation 367 Protestant Episcopal Missionary So.

Lines on the Grave of a Child 380 ciety, Donations and Subscriptions

Literary Intelligence

128, 143 to

64

Literature, Spanish

59 Protestant Episcopal Missionary So-

Lyttelton, Lord

333 ciety of Young Men and others 15,377.

Luther, Character of, with Remarks Protestant Episcopal Missionary So.

on the Principles of the Reforma- ciety, Notice of

48

tion

1 Protestant Episcopal Tract Society,

Mant's Eternal Life the Gift of God Report of

in his Son

265 Protestant Episcopal Missionary So.

Mant's Benefits of the Sacrifice of ciety of Young Men, Constitụtion of 95

Christ

260 Psalm xxiv. Paraphrase of

128

Marriott on the Observanceof Sunday 170) Religion, Indifference to Opinions in 122

Marsh, Remarks on his Appointment Religion a Resource against Despon-

to the See of Landaff

142 dency

Mason, Lines written by
9 Religious Display

76
Naturin’s Bertram, or the Castle of Religious Intelligence 176, 223, 288
St. Aldobrand
10. Ryder's, Bishop, Charge

20, 161

Meditation on Death

285 St. John's Church, Canandaigua 14

Meditation on Judgment

286 Saviour, Address of, to the Penitent
Meditation on Hell

302
Sinner

142
Meditation on Heaven
326 Sherlock, Bishop, Life of

177

Melancthon, Character of, and some Silliman's and Simond's Travels 13

Particulars of his Life

17 Simeon, Life of

273

Melancthon, Death of
20 Şin, Humiliation for

75
Middleton's, Bishop, Charge 145, 225 Şaciety (in England) for Promoting
Middleton's, Bishop, Sermon. 363 Christian Knowledge,

16, 371

Missionary, Munificence in support of 15 Society (in England) for Propagating

Moore's Address to the Convention

the Gospel, Report af

334

of Virginia

253 Şouthey's Roderick

106

Moore's Series of Sacred Songs, Du. Spiritual Renovation

49
etts, and Trios
39 Stanzas

389
Moravian Missions, Address of 166 Sumner's Apostolical Preaching con.
Borehead's Dangers and Duties of sidered, in an Examination of St.
the Christian Ministry considered 7 'Paul's Epistles, Review of

50, 65

More's Morning Soliloquy

287 Sunday

84

Mudge, Dr. Character of

129, Sunday Schools, Protestant Episcopal 295

Nelson on Theological Schools 198 Syrian Christians, Account of

270, 331

Newark Church Missionary Society,

Text, fatal

288

Constitution of

79 Thankfulness .

143

New Publications 16, 48, 64, 80, 128, 144, Theological Seminary 199, 272, 318

160, 176, 192, 224, 240, 304, 336, 38Q Theological Seminary, Hints on 157
Night Scene
237 Unwin, Sonnet to Mrs.

135

North-Carolina Convention

220 Watson, Bishop, Life of

19$

Novelty and Ostentation in Religious West on the two first Sundays in Ad.

Institutions

vent

344

Obituary Notices

45, 240, 256 West on the two last Sundays in Ad.

Ogilvie, Rev. John, Elegy on

62 vent

359

Old Age, the Comforts of

74 Wickliffe, some Account of his Life 33
Ordinations 32, 175, 223, 304, 352 Williams, Eleazar, Instructor of the
Orthodox Sermon
129 Indians

47

Pastoral Letter, Correction respect. Woodd's Memoir of Mowhee 353

239 Wordsworth's Excursion

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It shall be printed in a large octavo size, and CHRISTIAN JOURNAL,

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Subscriptions received by T & J. Śwords, It shall be rit voted to theological and miscele 160 Pearl-street, to whom communications may laneous subjects, and particularly to interesting be addressed, and persons at a distance may religionis and literary intelligence, and biogra- transmit their names, with directions by what phical and obituary notices.

conveyauce the Journal shall be sent to them. Besides occasional original matter, it shall

But all communications and applications for this contain selections from the various British pe

paper must come free of postage. viodical works, 'literary and religious. Arrange. January, 1817. monts have been made with agents in England, to transmit these works regularly to us as THE CHARACTER OF LUTHER; they issue from the press. The readers of the Christian Journul will thus be furnished, in the

With Remarks on the Principles of the speediest mode, with valuable and interesting

Reformation. selections from the latest British periolical pub

(Abridged from the British Review.) lications. While it shall be the objeet of the Journal to

In estimating the character of Luther record important religious events in general, and the Reformers, it is requisite to ascer. particular regard will be paid to those which

tain the existence and extent of the evils relate to the Protestant Episcopal Church. for which they professed to provide a re

Lists of new publications in England and in this medy. Institutions boasting prescription country will be inserted, with occasional notices and usage nearly immemorial, sanctioned, of their character and merits, and, particularly, as was the case with Popery, by the conwith extracts from judicious reviews of them, sent of almost the whole European world, and often the reviews entire.

and identified with whatever was great It shall thus be the object of the Christian and good, possessed no ordinary presumpJournal to present a suminary of the interest- tive claims to submission and respect. A ing opinions, elucidations, and reasonings on

few slight blemishes would have furnished theological subjects, which are contained in the publications of the present day; anil it shall be,

but an inadequate apology for overturning bocasionally, enriched with the sentiments of

a system interwoven in the opinions of those masters of theology who were the glory

men with every institution human and of the days that are past, and whose writings divine. To have plunged the amputating exhibit the soundest views of Christian doctrine blade into the quivering vitals, when the and order, and the highest fervours of pious whole evil might have been remedied by feeling

the puncture of a lancet, or the applicaWbatever can advance the interests of reli- tion of an escharotic, would have been no gious truth; the purity, the unity, and the pro- enviable mark either of wisdom or inte sperity of the kingdom of the Redeemer; and grity. We have, therefore, always consi. the faith, holiness, and consolation of the Chris

dered it a most favourable circumstance tian; shall, as far as practicable, final a place in for justifying the Reformation, that the this Journal. The plan, if executed with tolerable ability,

errors and crimes of Popery were so glar. must certainly render this publication useful ing and decisive. No attenuated metaand interesting to all classes of Christians; and physical subtleties of speculation were the price of it is so low as to bring it within the necessary to convince mankind of its enorreach of all who can be profited or interested mities. Its character was unequivocal and by its contents,

obvious; so that no sooner were its faults VOD. I.

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first developed, than the world began to with the silly but appropriate word NESCIO. wonder at its own infatuation in not hav. The pontific college absolutely encouraged ing discovered them long before. Even the grossest ignorance, especially amongst Pope Adrian himself could not but admit the mendicant friars; shrewdly observing, and that at a moment when such an ad. “Should these brethren study and become mission, from such a quarter, was most learned, they would master us; therefore ominous and fatal-that the Church had hang a bag about their necks, and send considerably, deviated from its original them begging through cities, towns, and purity; and although his predecessor countries." Leo I. whose elegant licentiousness had As for the laity, they appear to have much obtunded his moral susceptibility, been completely stultified on every subsaw it prudent to maintain a contrary ject connected with the prevailing superopinion, yet it cannot be doubted but that stitions. Thus, for instance, if an images the majority of the more respectable and as was often the case, gave signs of favour intelligent Romanists were conscious that abuses had prevailed, though they might votees, in exact proportion to the sum of

or disapprobation to the surrounding de besitaté as to their extent, and felt no cle

inoney invested in the priest's hands for sire for their correction. It is indeed al. its use and benefit, it never occurred to most incredible, that Christendom could

the adorer to ask whether there might groan for centuries under such flagitious not be wires and spring's in its interior enormities as were afterwards detailed in mechanism. A curious and most delec. the celebrated “ Centum Gravamina,"

table instance of this credulity is related without being in some measure sensible in the Table Talk of Luther. A priest, of its misery; and in fact we find, that it seems, had charitably bestowed upon even in the darkest ages, reformists occa

å pilgrim the leg of a certain humble sionally sprang up, though, alas! unpro quadruped, mysteriously wrapped up in a tected and alone; and who were usually silken cloth, as a relic of immense value, induced to yield in silence to those irre. with strict injunctions not to open the sasistible argumenta ad hominem which a cred treasure till he should enter upori blood-thirsty priesthood was accustomed the borders of his native country. Here, to employ. Nor were their innovations, however, he casually meets with four however laudable, likely to spread; as no other pilgrims, each of which, like him. conclusion could be more deeply impress. self, immediately begins to boast of haved on the minds of the people, than that ing received from Rome a leg of ihe iden: a man whom an inquisitorial consistory tical animal which had carried our blessed had thought fit to condemn, must neces- Lord into Jerusalem. We might have consarily be a most malignant and irreclaim. ceived that the inference, that the priest able heretic. If, as we find to have been had imposed upon their credulity, was the case with Galileo and others, the absolutely irresistible; but so far, howfames of the stake'were held up to re

ever, from suspecting their kind father, flect a ray of light upon physical science, who had so beneficently rewarded their we cannot wonder that they should have pilgrimage, they began to speculate upon possessed the same magical power in the

the problem whether or not the aforesaid elucidation of divinity.

quadruped had really been in possession The devotees of Papacy were not only of five legs when alive! They had not, it avaricious, profligate, and sensual, but so appears, arrived at that admirable solucompletely immersed in pride and igno- tion of Father John Ferrand, who, on berånce as to exhibit a spectacle at which ing pressed with a somewhat similar diffiwe know not whether to laugh or weep. culty respecting the number and perpetu, The authentic stories which are recorded ity of relics in their nature perishable and on the subjects of relics and indulgences unique, sagaciously replied, that " God alone, would furnish volume upon volume was pleased to multiply and reproduce of more cruel satire upon pour human them for the devotion of the faithful !" nature than the pen of Juvenal could Spalatin enumerates no less than nineteen have produced; to which the nauseous thousand three hundred and seventy-four intemperance, inebriety, avarice, impuri- sacred relics in the great church of Witty, superstition, and frauds of the religi. temberg alone ;-what then must have bus orders, would form a most volumi. been the number and value at more celenous appendis.

brated shrines ! We can, however, give The

very devotion of the age was graft. credit to almost any stories of Romish abed on ignorance. In Italy itself, once the surdities, astonishing as they may appear, proud seat of elegance and learning, there when we consider the strange facts which arose a detestable order of friars, denomi- were disclosed in our own country at the nated « Fratres Ignorantik," who were dissolution of the monastic institutions, obliged by the statutes of their foundation and which, after the most charitable deto take the most solemn baths neither to ductions, still present a picture which know, learn, nor understand any thing every feeling mind must shudder to bewiratever ; but to answer every question hold.

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