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Relig. Intel. - British and Foreign Relig. Intel.-Christianity among the

Bible Society

255 Jews Soeiety

384

African Institution...

255 East Lothian Libraries

586

Education in Russia

256 Edinburgh Deaf and Dumb In-

Pub. Aff.-France-Spain

258 stitution..

ib.

Turkey

259 Pub. Aff.-France

387

Great Britain

ib. Spain - Portugal — Turkey 388

Ecclesiastical Preferments

259 China...

369

Erratum

260 Great Britain: Ireland ; Catholic

Peers; Criminal Code; Mar.

NUMBER. V.

riage Laws; Currency; Peter.

Relig. Com.-Christianity not hos.

borough Questions

ib.

tile to Literature...

261 Obituary.-Rey. J.J. Dewe 390

On Heb. ix. S.......

264 Ecclesiastical Preferments

399

Erasmus on Missions

266 Errata

392

Family Sermon on 2 Pet. i. 10,

11.161.

NUMBER VII.

Alms and Oblations

275 Relig. Com.-On some prevailing

Alms and Oblation's

276 Iniquities

393

Miscel.-Estimate of Milton's Para.

Peterborongli Questions

402
dise Lost (concinded)........ 278 Family Sermon on 1 Cor. iii. 11. 407
Journey through North America On John xvi. 8–11.

410

(coniinned)

284 Miscel.---Journey through North

Bunyan's Meeting-house

America (continued)

412

Venetian Castom ....

292 Boxing

418

Rev.of-Campbell's Second Journey 293 Rev. of-Kennedy's Psalmody 420

Wilks on a Moral Life

311 Bishop of Peterborough's Charge ib.

Lit. Intel.-New Works-Oxford Gray's Inquiry.....

ib.

-Cambridge

317 Sheffield Psalms..

ib,

Westminster Abbey- Antedilu. Woodd's Metrical Version...

vian Deu-Welshi Mannscripts 318 Lowe's Psalms

Russia--Egypt.

ib. Montgomery's Songs of Zion.... ib.

India - United States

319 Jefferson's Duty of Church-

Relig. Intel.–Society for Christian

wardens.

Knowledge

320 Lit. Intel.-New Works.......... 450

Church Tract Society

322 Cambridge Prizes ; Welsh Col-

Prayer-book and Homily Society 324 lege ; Jews; Steam Vessels;

Hibernian Society

ib. London Bridge; Roman Anti-

Pub. Aff:-France ..

324 quities ; Poor Rales

........ 451

Turkey-South America...

325

Sandwich Islands......

Great Britain : Agricultural Re. Relig. Intel.-Gaelic School Society 453

ports; Ireland; Catholic Peers 326

Irish Society....

454

Erratum

328

Progress of the Colony of Sierra

Leone.

455

NUMBER' VI.

Pub. Aff:-Spain

456

Relig. Com.- Want of Success in the Turkey

457

Ministry......

329

Great Britain: Ireland ; Finance;

Family Sermon on Luke xxiv.51 333 Marriage Act; Slave Trade .. 458

On Rom. ix. 3...

336 Ecclesiastical Preferments....

160

Copleston on Evangelical Hu-

460

mility

ib.

Leadings of Provideuce.. 338

NUMBER VIII.

Indecorum in Divine Service 339 Relig. Com.-On some prevailing

The Moral Law

ib. Iniquities (continued)

...... 461

Biblical Illustration from Bel- Family Sermon on Job xiv. 1.. 465

zoni's Travels .....

340 Causes of Want of Success in the

Miscel.- Journey through North

Ministry (continued) ... 470

America (continued)

Hints to Religious Students

Smuggling

....... 346 Miscel.-Jonrney through North

Montesquieu on Slavery........ 347 America (continued).

475

Quaker Address on Slave Trade 848 Purchasing Ecclesiastical Pre-
The Obligation to promote Mis-

ferments...

481

sions

351 Exceptionable Picture

482

Rev. of -Dehon's Sermons ......

353 Law3 on the Sabbath

483

Lit. Intel.-New Works - Oxford Rev. af-Haldane's Evidences .... 488

- Cambridge – Newspapers 381 Pearson's Life of Hey.......... 501

Coinage-St. Pancras Church 382 Lit. Intel.-New Works- Popular

Sweden-South America, &c. ib. Literature-Ancieut Histories 622

South Sea Islands ...,

ib. Academy of Music

523

... 687

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United States ......

523 Spain

670

Relig. Intel.–Society for Propaga- Portugal..

..................... 671

tion of Gospel

524 Turkey

ib.

Society for Christian Kuowledge 527 Ecclesiastical Preserments...

ib.

Society for building Churches ib.

Pub. Aj.-France : Berton; Slave

NUMBER XI.

Trade

527 Relig. Com.--Memoir of Dr. Dehon 673

Spain ...

529 Family Sermon on Heb. vii,
Turkey
ib. 14--17

679

Greece

ib. Ou Jobin xvi. 8–11.....

683

Great Britain

ib. Op the Fear of God..

• 685

Death of Lord Londonderry 531 False Messiahs

King's Visit to Scotland...... 533 Miscel.—Journey through North

Eeclesiastical Preferments...... 533 America (continued)

688

Obit.—Lady Eleanor Eliz. King 534 Parocbial Libraries... ...... 699

Indulgence in Literature

ib.

NUMBER IX.

On reading the Swearing Act,&c. 700

Relig. Com.-On some prevailing Rev, of-Life of the Rev. T. Scott

Iniquities (concluded)

(concluded)

703

Family Sermon on John v. 44 541 Lit. Intel.-NewWorks; North-west

Want of Success in the Ministry

Expedition; New Churches;

(concluded) .....

546 Bethlem Hospital...

720

Miscel.—Journey through North India

721

America (continued)

553 United States—“ The Gospel Ad-

Character of Ely Bates

561

vocate."

722

" A Time to dance"

563 Relig. Intel.-Christianity in the

Re.ofPhillimore's Speech 566 South Seas ................ 723

The New Marriage Act (Cap. Hibernian Society

724

LXXV. Geo. IV.).

ib. British Irish Ladies' Associa.

Lit. Intel.-NewWorks– WelshCle-

tion......

726

rical College-Mariners' Say. American Protestant Conventions 728

ings' Banks

595 British and Foreign Bible Society 731

France-Germany

596 Pub. Af-France

Russia...

ib. Spain-Verona - Turkey ..... 733

India

ib. Obii.-Rev. Edward Townshend.. 734

Relig. Intel African Institution. 598 Erratum.or.

736

Letter of Dr. O'Shaughnessy 601
Pub.Aff.-France..

601

NUMBER XII.
Spain

602 Relig. Com.-Memoir of Dr. Dehon

Tarkey and Greece-Congress of (concluded)

Vienna

603 Family Sermon on Acts xv. 9. 743

Great Britain

604 Scriptural Illustrations from Ri.

chardsou's Travels

747

NUMBER X.

Permanency of Christ's Human

Relig. Com.-Memoir of Mrs. Hoff-

Nature

751

605 Confirmation and the Lord's Sup-

Illustrations of Scripture, from

per

753

Borckhardt's Syria

615 Miscel - Journey through North

Family Sermon'on Ephes. ii. 4–7 619 America (continued)
Hints to Religious Students 623 Ambrosian Library.....

764

Miscel.-Journey through North Caution in recommending Books 765

America (continued)........ 626 Rev. ofJarvis's Convention Sermon 766

Correspondence with Bishop Dewar on Family Religion...... 772

Watsou

633 Cunningham's Sermons

777

Rer. of-Life of Rev. T. Scott.. 636 Lit. Intel.-New Works - Oxford

Bishop of Gloucester's Third

Prizes, Religious Instructor.. 787

Charge

656 France-Egypt_United States 788

Lit. Intel.-New Works.....

StatisticalReturns; Apothecaries;

Relig. Intel.-Church MissionarySo-

ciety

790

Oxalid Acid; Discoveries; Female Education in India...... 706

Ancient Edifices

665 British and Foreign Bible Society ib.

United States

Pub Aff.-Congress at Verona

797

India

...... 666 France

Relig. Intel-Progress of Educa. Spain....

799

tion ....

667 Tarkey

Basle Missiovary Society 668 Great Britain ; Special Assize

American Missionary Institutions ib. Commission

ib.

Pub. Aff.-France

669

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APPENDIX.

sia ; Denmark; Sweden ; Nor.

Title-page

i way; Russia; Spain and Por-

Preface...

iii tugal; Italy; Catholics; Me.

Contents

diterranean; Abyssinia; East

Relig. Intel.-African Instiiniion-

Indies; New South Wales;

Sixícenih Report: Addresses

Africa; Soul America; De-
on the Enormities of the Slave

merara; Jamaica; Dalama
Trade; Portugal; Spain ; Ne-

Islands; Norih Anierica; La.

therlands; France ;' Diffnsion

brador; Hibernian Society;

of Informa:ion in Foreigo

Copics of the Scriptures issui.
Countries; United Siales, &c. 801 ed; concluding Remarks .... 827
Society for promoting Christian Taris Society for elemeniary In-
Knowledge-lieport: Circola.

siruction Report: Adult
tion of Biirles, &c.; Supple.

Schools ; Normal School; Num-

mental Caialogue ; Depository

ber of Sciiools; Expenses.... 536

for Anti-infidel Publications ; Moravian Missions-Cape of Good
District Committee ai Baih;

Hope; Extreme Distress; Debt
Foreign Operations, ralentia,

and Annual Deficiency

838
Madras, Vipery, Ceylon, Quc-

London MissionarySociety-Oia.
bec, Larvadoes, Gibraliar;

heirean Laws; Missionary

Sermon ......

807 Meetings at Raiatea; Deal

Church Missionary Society-New

of Dr. Milne; Jufanticide in

Associaiious; Nissions ; West

China

841

Africa; Mediterranean ; Cal- Merchant . Seamen's Auxiliary
culta and North India ; Boin-

Bible Society-Scriptures dis-
bay and Western India ; Cey-

tributel; Seanesi's Remarks;
lov; Australasia; Wesi Indies;

Number of Vessels visited;

North-west America ; Siations,

Ladies' Association...... 843

&c.

811 Hibernian Society-Report: In-

Prison DisciplineSociety-fonrih

crease of Schools: Reports of

Report: explanatory Kemarks;

Inspectors ; Beneficial Effects

Improvement in Prisons; La.. of Schools; Insufficiency of

dies' Association; Ireland;

Income

846

Temporary Refuge; Prison Ecclesiastical Presermenis

848

Improvement in foreign Coun- Index to Essays, &c....

849

tries; Appendix ...

820

Reviews

852

British and Foreign Bible Society

Names

S53

-Eighteenth Report; Paris

Texis

854

Society; Strasburg; United

Signatures

835

Netherlands;Switzerland; Prus-

CHRISTIAN OBSERVER.

No. 241.]

JANUARY, 1822.

[No. 1. Vol. XXII.

RELIGIOUS COMMUNICATIONS.

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Tothe Editor of the Christian Observer, refutation ought to be equally ac

cessible ; and it occurs to me that TOUR readers cannot be igno- a few pages of your uniscellany modes of attack levelled against such a service. the authority of the sacred Scrip- The task proposed by the Quartures, in the late campaign of in- terly Reviewer had, it appears, been fidelity and blasphemy, great suc- anticipated by the Rev. T. H. cess was augured by the anti-Chris. Horne, in the second edition of tian party from the republication his valuable “ Introduction to the of certain uncanonical books, under critical Study of the Holy Scriptbe title of the Apocrypbal, or Itures" just published; and it has would rather call it the counterfeit, been so ably performed by him New Testament. The proverbially that I could earnestly wish to see polluted press from which the the greater part of his paper rework issued-for the publisher is printed in the Christian Observer, no other than the parodist Hone- where it would meet with immedi. it might have been hoped would ate and extensive circulation, and have checked its circulation, and be more accessible to general readI trust has done so in a great mea- ers, than in Mr. Horne's volumisure: it is however certain that a nous publication. The disquisivery considerable number of copies tion would be very curious and bave been disposed of, and their entertaining, were it not for the poison is no doubt actively at extreme pain which must accomwork. The Quarterly Reviewers pany its perusal, by every person bave thought the publication of who has a reverence for the sufficient importance to devote to genuine oracles of God, and who it a considerable article in one of reflects upon the awful woe detheir lase Numbers (No. 50, for nounced upon all who shall add to, Oct. 1821), in which they express or diminish from, the book of Divine a wish that some person competent inspiration. I have only to add, 10 the task would draw up a small that the author has courteously persupplement to Lårdver and Paley, mitted me to transcribe his paper "containing distinct evidence of for the present purpose. Earnestly the spuriousness of these compositions, and stating the principles • I say anticiputed; because, though by which their spuriousness is Mr. Horne's work did not appear till proved." This, they add, “ would two months after the publication of answer every objection.” Scholars No. 50. of the Quarterly Review, his may indeed tiod ample information chapter on the Apocryphal New Testaon ihe subject in Lardner, Paley, ment, which occurs in the first volume Jones on the Canon, and other off (indeed it must necessarily have

of his work, was, I understand, printed accredited works: but as this apo- been so many months before that Namcryphal book is now thrown on the ber of the Quarterly Review appeared. world in a cheap and portable form, It seems but just to Mr. Horue to menand in the vernacular tongue, the tion this circumstance.

CHRIST. ODServ. No. 241. B

excuse

THE

MENT.

do I wish that this brief refutation which (it is pretended) fell down were bound up with every copy of from heaven at Jerusalem, directed the Apocrypbal New Testament; to a priest named Leopas, in the but as the publisher of that work city of Eris ; the Constitutions of is not likely to do this measure the Apostles; the Apostles' Creed ; of justice, it only remains for the Apostolical Epistles of Bar. every individual to supply the nabas, Clemens or Clement, Ignaantidote where he finds the poison, tius and Polycarp; the Gospel of and in this view, if your readers the Infancy of our Saviour ; the will

the paronomasia- Gospel of ihe Birth of Mary; the Anglicé, pun,

Prot-evangelion of James; the vice FUNGAR COTIS. Gospel of Nicodemus ; the Mar

tyrdom of Thecla, or Acts of Paul; ON THE WRITINGS USUALLY Abdias's History of the Twelve CALLED

APOCRYPHAL A postles ; the Epistle of Paul to BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTA. the Laodiceans ; the six Epistles

of Paul to Seneca, &c. Of these 1. Enumeration of these apocryphal the titles are printed in Italies are

various productions, those of which writings.-11. External evidence, comprised in a late publication to shew that they were never considered as inspired or canonical. Testament, being all the Gospels,

entitled, The Apocryphal New III. Internal Evidence.-IV. These apocryphal books are so extant, attributed in the first four

Epistles, and other Pieces now far from affecting the credibility Centuries to Jesus Christ, his of the genuine books of the New Apostles, and their Companions, Testament, that the latter ure and not included in the New Testaconfirmed by them.

ment by its Compilers. Translated 1. The spurious and apocryphal and now collected into one Volume, books composed in the early days with Prefaces and Tables and va. of Christianity, which were pub- rious Notes and References. Lonlished under the pames of Jesus don, 1820."-Second edition, 1821, Christ and bis Apostles, their com- 8vo. The writings ascribed to panions, &c., and wbich are men. Barnabas, Ignatius (at least his tioned by the writers of the first genuine epistles), Polycarp, and four ceniuries under the names of Hermas, ought not in strictness to Gospels, Epistles, Acts, Revelations,

be considered as apocryphal, since &c., are very numerous. Most of their authors, who are usually dethese have long since perished; signated the Apostolical Faikers, though some few are still extant,

from their having been contempowhich have been collected (together rary for a longer or shorter time with notices of the lost pieces), and with the Apostles of Jesus Christ, published by John Albert Fabricius, were not divinely inspired apostles. in his Codex Apocryphus Novi The first epistle of Clement to the Testamenti, the best edition of Corinthians indeed was for a short which appeared at Hamburgh, in time received as canonical in some 1719–1743, in three parts, forming few Christian churches, but was soon two volumes 8vo. Of this work dismissed as an uninspired producthe Rev. and Learned Mr. Jones tion; the fragment of what is call. made great use, and in fact trans- ed the Second Epistle of Clement lated the greater part of it, in his to the Corinthians, Dr. Lardner “ New and Full Method of settling has proved not to have been written the Canonical Authority of the New by him. These productions of the Testament." The apocryphal books

. This is a misnomer; for all the extant are, An Epistle from Jesus apocryphal writings are not included in Christ to Abgarus ; his Epistle, the publication in question.

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