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THE

CHRISTIAN EXAMINER

AND

GENERAL REVIEW.

VOL. XIV.

NEW SERIES, VOL. IX.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY CHARLES BOWEN.

LONDON:

ROWLAND HUNTER AND R. J. KENNETT, GREAT QUEEN STREET.

1833.

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No. I.

0 Art. I. - The Apocryphal Testament, being all the Gospels,

Epistles, and other Pieces now extant, attributed, in the

First Four Centuries, to Jesus Christ, his Apostles, and their ener,

Companions, and not included in the New Testament by its

Compilers. Translated, and now first collected into one

Volume, with Prefaces and Tables, and various Notes and

References. From the last London Edition.

1

Art. II. – Dermot Mac Morrogh, or the Conquest of Ireland ; an

Historical Tale of the Twelfth Century. In four Cantos.

By John Quincy Adams.

ART. III. — Argument against the Manufacture of Ardent Spirits.

Addressed to the Distiller and the Furnisher of the Materi-

als. By Rev. EDWARD HITCHCOCK.

24

Art. IV. -- Inquiries concerning the Intellectual Powers, and the

Investigation of Truth. By John ABERCROMBIE, M.D., F. R. S. 43

Art. V.-1. Discourses, Reviews, and Miscellanies. By Wil-

LIAM ELLERY CHANNING.

2. Discourses. By WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING

- 54

ART. VI.-- Remarks on the Unitarian Belief: with a Letter to a

Unitarian Friend on the Lord's Supper. By NEHEMIAH

ADAMS, Pastor of the First Church in Cambridge.

84

ART. VII. -- 1. Biographia Literaria; or Biographical Sketches

of my Literary Life and Opinions. By $. Î. COLERIDGE.

2. The Poetical Works of S. T. COLERIDGE.

3. Aids to Reflection in the Formation of a Manly Character.

By S. T. COLERIDGE. First American, from the First

London Edition; with an Appendix, &c., by James MARSH,

President of the University of Vermont.

4. The Friend ; a Series of Essays. By S. T. COLERIDGE. 108

Art. VIII. - Remarks on the Influence of Mental Cultivation

upon Health. By AMARIAH BRIGHAM

129

ART. I. — The Biography of Intelligent Reformers, and History

of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century. Being Vol.

iii. of the New Series of the Christian Monitor.

- 273

Art. II. — A Chapter of Intellectual Philosophy. The Final

Cause of the Inequality between our Powers of Conception

and Execution

- 291

ART. III. Report on Punishment by Death. By a Committee of

the House of Representatives. June 9, 1831.

298

Art. IV.-- Poems, by Miss H. F. Gould. Second Edition, with

Additions.

320

ART. V.- The District School as it was, by ONE, WHO WENT TO IT. 324

ART. VI. – 1. A Complete History of the Several Translations of

the Holy Bible and New Testament into English. By JOHN

LEWIS, A. M. The Third Edition. To which is now added

a List of various Editions of the Bible, from the Year 1526

to the Present Time, extracted from Bishop NEWCOME's

Historical View of English Biblical Translations; with

a Continuation by another Hand.

2. The Existing Monopoly, an Inadequate Protection of the Au-

thorized Version of Scripture. By Thomas CURTIS.

3. Oxford Bibles. An Article published in the British Maga-

zine for March, 1833. Mr. Curtis's Misrepresentations ex-

posed.

327

ART. VII. — Popery and its kindred Principles unfriendly to the

Improvement of Man. A Dudleian Lecture, delivered before

the University in Cambridge, May 8, 1833. By CoNvERS

FRANCIS.

371

ART. VIII. -- A Statement of Reasons for not believing the Doc-

trines of Trinitarians, concerning the Nature of God, and

the Person of Christ. By ANDREWS NORTON.

396

THE

CHRISTIAN EX A MINER.

No. LV.

NEW SERIES - No. XXV.

MARCH, 1833.

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Art. I. - The Apocryphal Testament, being all the Gospels,

Epistles, and other Pieces now extant, attributed, in the First Four Centuries, to Jesus Christ, his Apostles, and their Companions, and not included in the New Testament by its Compilers. Translated, and now first Collected into one volume, with Prefaces and Tables, and various Notes and References. From the last London Edition. Boston. 1832.

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Alvar Lama We have little fault to find with this publication, except as regards the mode of getting it up. The pieces which enter into the collection, are, we suppose, perfectly harmless. No considerate reader, at least, can be injured by them, nor can the cause of Christianity suffer by their republication, provided their origin and history, so far as known, be told. But it was due, we think, from the editor, in fairness, to state the principle on which they were excluded from the number of books esteemed of authority among Christians. The language of the Preface, too, is, in some respects, exceptionable. It speaks of the writings which compose the New Testament, as selected from the “ various Gospels and Epistles then in existence,” by certain “compilers," a mode of expression which, as will hereafter appear, is calculated to convey an erroneous impression of the manner in which the volume of canonical Scriptures was formed.

Again, the editor of the present publication places the pieces embraced in it, in the number of those considered

VOL. XIV. - N. S. VOL. IX. NO. I. 1

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