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TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Sermon.-No. X. On 1 Tim. iv. 12.
The Necessary Duty of Family Prayer, Relig. Intell.--New York--35th Annual
was established and the Christian Consecration of Trinity Church, New
46 York, and Obituary Notice of Rev.
New Jersey--Thirty-eighth annual
Boston--General Missionary Society 129 Sermon.--No. XV. On Luke xxi.
Stations at Elliot and Brainerd 134 Extract from the Messiah, translated
ib. Rolig. Intell.--General Theological
Seminary--Address of the Trus.
South Carolina--Society for the ad-
vancement of Christianity--twelfth
157 On the Charge of Popish Corruptions
ing; Officers ; Funds
Review of Allen's Abridgment of
Theological.-Criticism on Romans
Sermon.-No. XVIII. On James iii. 1. 269
tween the Catholick Remainder of
and the Church of Connecticut 273
Palestine Mission--Letter of the
Theological.-Comment on 2 Peter iii.
al Convention ; Reports of Stand-
ing Committee on Alterations in
Constitution and printing Jour-
Parochial Reports; Recapitulation 229
Parish Libraries; Defect in Paro-
chial Returns ; Standing Commit-
Massachusetts Missionary Society-
Representation of, and Statement
Resolution of Convention recom-
mending Missionary Society 231
Mission to Africa
Plan for a Free Church
Theological.—On the Received Trans-
lation of the Scriptures
Brief Argument in Favour of Epis-
copacy, from Stackhouse's Body
The Influence of Christianity on the
Savage Character--Extracts from
Sermon.–No. XVII. On Nehemiah
ii. 17. Delivered in Boston, be-
fore the Convention of the Protes-
tant Episcopal Church of the
State of Massachusetts, June 19,
On Conduct towards other Denomi-
nations, extracted from Bishop
White's Address to the Conven-
tion of Pennsylvania
Hieronymus, in Reply to P. C. 253
On Parochial Visitations
Poetry-Extract from the Messiah,
translated from the original Ger-
man of Klopstock, Book II. (con.
tinued from p. 195.)
Relig.. Inteli.--- Pennsylvania---Thir-
ty-eighth Annual Convention ;
Clergy ; Congregations ; Bishop's
Address; Episcopal Acts; Reli-
gious Societies; Funds
Removals ; Parochial Reports ;
Standing Committee; Delegates 260
Boston Society for promoting Chris-
tianity among the Jews, Circular
North American Indians_Further
Extracts from Mr. Hodgson's
Journal, (continued from p. 200.) 262
The Influence of Christianity on
the Savage Character--Extracts
from Heckewelder's Narrative,
(continued from p. 243.)
On the Papal Dispensation of Oaths 307
Review of Bancroft's Sermons, (con-
tinued from p. 289.)
Poetry-Hymn sung at the Con.
secration of the Monumental
Relig. Inlell.-New Hampshire-- An-
nual Convention-- Proceedings ;
Parochial Reports; State of the
Maryland --Annual Convention---
Abstract of Journals; Bishop's
Missionary Society; Local Theolog.
State of the Church, Parochial Re-
Connecticut Domestick Missions 326
the Eastern Diocese, at Ports- The Forms of the Church opposed
History of St. Peter's Church, Sa- Review of Bancroft's Sermons, (con-
Poetry—The Age of Benevolence 353 ninth Annual Convention ; Paro-
357 South Carolina--Confirmation at
stract of Journals for 1820, 1021,
Massachusetts-Ordination and Con-
and 1822 ; Constitution
Parochial Reports ; Committees ; Foreign-Portugal-Suppression of
“ Knowing that I am set for the defence of the Gospel." Phil. i. 17.
[No. 1. Vol. II.
TO THE PATRONS OF THE GOSPEL
been extended, of those whose praise the conductors would most covet; and ani
mated by such excouragements, they Ar the commencement of a new year, enter on the duties of their second the conductors of the Gospel Advocate year, in the confident expectation that consider it as a fit occasion to implore both the subscribers, and the distant the blessing of almighty God upon their contributors to their work, will increase future labours, and to express their their patronage, and with prayer to gratitude to him, that he hath been the almighty Source of light and love, pleased to prosper their past exertions. that he, without whose aid all labours
In saying that their exertions have would be ineffectual, will be pleased been prospered, they wish not to to illuminate, and guide, and control be understood as magnifying their them. merits or their success. A periodical To promote the honour of God's holy publication like theirs has, in its in- name, and the knowledge and revefancy, to struggle with many disad- rence of his holy word, it will be, as vantages. Expenses constantly accu. it has been, their endeavour, to guard mulating, which the increase of sub- themselves, upon every subject, against scriptions does not equal, until the the narrow feelings of party; and to character of the work is established, take an expanded and liberal view of reuder its fate precarious; and in most all that is connected with the Christian cases it is not till the expiration of the religion. When they speak of liberalifirst year, that any calculation can be ty, however, they wish to be understood formed, as to the probability of its in the proper sense of that much abused permanence. In the case of the Gos- term. By expanded and liberal views, pel Advocate, therefore, the conductors they mean those views of Christian feel themselves much encouraged by doctrine, discipline and worship, which the circumstance, that notwithstanding result from an examination of the whole the low prices at which it has been Christian church, as it has existed in sold, the number of subscribers is near- all ages, and in all places. The moly adequate to the expenses. The ment men confine their views to the patronage of the publick, has been habits and practices of the small spot gradually increasing, from month to which they themselves inhabit, their month, and the work is beginning to vision becomes contracted. The smallcirculate in the extremities of the union. . est of their own observances appear to What is of still more consequence, it has be as important as the first principles met with the approbation, wherever it has of the doctrine of Christ; and the con2
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