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Elements of Mental and Moral Science : designed
to exhibit the Original Susceptibilities of the
IV. The Annual Reports of the American Sunday
School Union, from 1825 to 1829 inclusive, 210 V. Remarks on a Certain Extreme in Pursuing the Temperance Cause,
242 VI. Review.
Regeneration, and the Manner of its Occurrence.
A Sermon from John v. 24. Preached at the
Lectures on the Shorter Catechism of the Presby
terian Church in the United States of America,
Philadelphia. A. Finley, and Tower and Hogan, 297 VIII. Letter of Dr Cooke, and Reply of the Editors, 310
IX. SELECT LIST OF RECENT PUBLICATIONS,
No. III. Art. I. REVIEW.
Essays and Dissertations in Biblical Literature.
By a Society of Clergymen. Vol. I. Contain-
Cambridge. Published by Hilliard and Brown.
III. Character of the Present Age,
A Letter from a Blacksmith to the Ministers and
Elders of the Church of Scotland; in which the
Saecularfeier seins Todes. Von D. Heinrich
408 VI. REVIEW.
Review of an Article in the June number of the
Christian Spectator, entitled, “ Inquiries res-
VII. SELECT LIST OF RECENT PUBLICATIONS,
Art. I. The Doctrine of Original Sin as held by the
Church, both before and after the Reformation, 481
Bedenken, vollständig aus den verschiedenen
fessor der Theologie zu Basel.
fenthalt auf Wartburg. Nebst Luthers Bildniss.
Berlin, 1825. Pp. xxviii. 605, 8vo. 1825.
thalt auf Wartburg bis zu seiner Verheurathung.
VII. SELECT List or RECENT PUBLICATIONS.
BIBLICAL REPERTORY, AND THEOLOGICAL
FOR JANUARY 1830.
REVIEW ON THE SCRIPTURE DOCTRINE OF
THE SECOND ADVENT.
The Second Advent; or, the Glorious Epiphany of our Lord
Jesus Christ. Being an attempt to elucidate, in Chronological Order, the Prophecies both of the Old and New Testament which relate to that Event. By the Rev. John Fry, B.A. Rector of Desford, in Leicestershire. London, 2 vols, Svo, 1822.
[The conductors of the Biblical Repertory and Theological Review do not desire to make the work the vehicle exclusively of their own opinions, but are desirous of extending to their correspondents the liberty of advocating their own sentiments, reserving to themselves the right of deciding how far the opinions advanced can, with propriety, through their instrumentality, be presented to the public. They are, therefore, not to be considered as adopting the views presented by the author of the article on the Second Advent. As the subject, however, is one of interest, and has long been a matter of public discussion in England, it is probable our readers will be glad to see an exhibition of the
different views there entertained respecting it. The extravagancies and eccentricities of many of the leading members of the “ prophetic school” have thrown a discredit on the subject, which belongs properly to the individuals, and not to the investigations in which they are engaged.]
" There is scarce a prophecy in the Old Testament concerning Christ, which doth not in something or other relate to his second coming.” This striking sentence is from the pen of Sir Isaac Newton, one of the very best writers on the prophecies; whose repute as an expositor would at this day have been greater, had his fame as a. philosopher been less; few men having ever lived so well qualified to act at once as the hierophants of nature and of revelation. Let the truth of the remark be conceded, and it furnishes us with the real clue-allowing of course for the inveterate moral pravity of the human heart—to the Jews' rejection of the Saviour. They confounded the predictions of his first coming with those of the second. Of the second advent it was foretold that the Lord should come in state, in power, and great glory; that is, in a manner more accordant with the general expectation concerning him; that the end of his coming was to establish a glorious kingdom on earth; that he should come with ten thousand of his saints; that the clouds of heaven and attendant hosts of angels should signalize his bright epiphany; that he should appear conspicuous in regal dignity, being “made higher than the kings of the earth;” that his people should share in the glory of this his manifestation; that the kingdom and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven should be given to them: while on the other hand, all opposing powers of whatever name, “ being adversary and evil occurrent," should be utterly and triumphantly put down. It is not surprising therefore, that with those splendid visions floating before their eyes; with the pomp and glitter of an august terrestrial kingdom held out to their hopes, they should have felt in all its force the contrast between the lofty style of their prophets and the lowly guise of Jesus of Nazareth, “whose father and mother they knew :" we can see with what disastrous facility they might have stumbled at this stumbling stone, at which they did stumble; and how natural that they should have been fatally scandalized at the claims and assumptions of the son of Joseph and Mary. By the powers