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for his saints. We are no prophet, but we are willing to risk an opinion, based on the prophecies, that France, in a few years, will avenge her disgrace and carry her boundary to the Rhine, while the ‘czar of all the Russias' will also be of Germany and Austria, Gog of the land of Magog."

The Miner's Daughter. A Story of the Rocky Mountains. By Miss L.

BATES.*

The scene of this story is laid in Colorado. In that vigorous young State there are mountains and plains, with occupations and diversified interests. The ranches for sheep and cattle, the mines, the busy, bustling towns that spring up as if by magic, furnish very interesting material for such narratives as this fresh and vigorous sketch of the miner's daughter, and of the friends who surrounded her. Collie and Pinky and James Lovell and Dick Lightfoot are fair specimens of the better part of the mixed population. Mr. Seaver and his wife may be taken as a model pastor for such a field. It would be well if hundreds of such men of talent, tact, and true ministerial power, could be located in these fields, so inviting for those who are not afraid of labor, and are more careful for the progress of the Lord's work than for their own temporary comfort. The volume is full of incident, and full of incitement to good, earnest missionary work. It will interest any reader, young or old, and can scarcely fail to make warm friends for the Christian men and women who work for Christ in the new Far West.

A Critical Greek and English Concordance of the New Testament,

Prepared by CHARLES F. HUDSON, under the direction of HORACE

L. HASTINGS, revised and completed by Ezra ABBOT, D, D., LL. D.

This compact hand-book has now reached its sixth thousand since its first publication in 1870. Its convenience to students of the New Testament, even to those who do not understand the Greek language, has been shown by experience to be great. With it the absolute necessities of the person who wishes to make even a critical investigation of the Gospels, the epistles, the Acts, or the Apocalypse may be met with an apparatus not too large for the pockets of an overcoat. A small English Testa

* Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society. Pp. 320. Price,

† Boston: H. L. Hastings, Scriptural Tract Repository.

ment, a small Greek Testament, and this volume of six hundred and twenty-eight small pages are adequate to meet wants which a whole library could not supply without them. The English reader who begins to use the book without any knowledge of the original turns first to the page containing the names, forms, and values of the Greek alphabet. Having mastered that and those rules of pronunciation which are indispensable, he is prepared to decipher the Greek words that constitute the headings of the separate articles in the body of the work. He will be puzzled, however, if he shall attempt to find a corresponding word in the Greek Testament by oblique forms which will look to him quite unlike the form he finds in the concordances. But his study will not be likely to lead him to the original text. Taking his English Testament he can find all the passages in which a given Greek word has been variously rendered, and among these different translations he comes to a reading of his own, which reduces the texts to a uniformity in his mind which he thought impossible before. He thus obtains the data from which to judge the English version for himself not only upon its own authority but measurably upon the authority of that of which it is merely a copy.

In fact, he may sometimes become hypercritical on the strength of his newly acquired learning, like one clever layman who picked up the very volume which is the occasion of this review, and, glancing at its pages, exclaimed: “I see. Ayw, lead, lead away, bring, bring forth, carry. One meaning in such a place, another in another place. The preacher gives it to us in a lump, and we wonder how he came by so much learning.” The preacher is not very learned who does not dig deeper than the concordance, admirable as it is.

Apart from its intrinsic value, the book has an interest of its own from the fact that, for the main part of it, not a line of “copy” was ever prepared. The author, Mr. Hudson, a practical printer, went to the work directly with his composing-stick, which was arranged for the purpose by being divided into equal compartments, each equal in width to the column, which forms a half page of the book. The separate readings and references to each were set up in these compartments, and then made up in the order in which they now appear. Close application cost Mr. Hudson his life, his death occurring when the book was almost ready for the press.

The present edition has been carefully revised, and a number of errors in the three preceding editions have been corrected. With the variorum readings of the different editors and the manuscripts, and the remodeled Greenfield's Lexicon appended, the student will find little room for criticism but plenty of occasions to test the utility of the volume.

Point Prominence; the History of a Church. By Rev. Y. B. MEREDITH.*

A LAMENTED college president, walking into his class-room one morning with a weary and dejected expression, dropped into his chair and exclaimed: “I do believe that Christianity actually intensifies the meanness of a mean man.” It must have been a severe trial of patience—and a college president has not a few such trials—that wrenched such an expression from him, for he was a man who habitually spoke kindly of others. The readers of “Point Prominence” will be inclined to subscribe to the opinion, however, especially if they have had any experience with that class who have the gift of grace in their hearts, but are very careful to keep the door locked lest it should get away from them. It is the simple story of a pastor's life with a Church, many members of which seemed to be of the opinion that the preacher, being engaged on spiritual things, had no need of any of those things which their own grosser natures required, such as bread, meat, potatoes, clothes without holes in them, and the like. The conclusion of the story relieves, in a measure, its bitterness, for every thing comes out satisfactorily. The Church members have their duty brought home to their consciences, and the whole aspect of the fastidious, ungrateful, penurious charge is changed. A minister's wife upon reading the book, remarked, “I have seen days like those, and for much the same reason, too." The author in his Preface distinctly states that the pictures are drawn from life, and he adds: " Professed Christians are either the best or the worst of men; and when a man gives up vital religion for the sake of worldly gain, be assured he is capable of close figures on his pastor's salary and all God's other claims."

* Cincinnati : Walden & Stowe. Price, $1.00.

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THE

BAPTIST

QUARTERLY REVIEW

JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH,

1883.

J. R. BAUMES, D. D., EDITOR.

CONTENTS.

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PAGE I.--THE TRUE STORY OF JOHN SMYTH, THE SE-BAPTIST. By

Prof. J. C. LONG, D. D., of Crozer Theological Seminary, II.-THE SUBJECTION OF CHRIST. By Rev. Pulir S. Moxom, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Cleveland, O.,

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III.—THOMAS AQUINAS. (Art. Second.) BY THE LATE. REV. RICHARD M.

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IV.-DR. SEARS AS A THEOLOGICAL PROFESSOR. BY PROF. 0. S.

STEARNS, D. D., of Newton Theological Institution,
V.-JESUS CHRIST AND “THE NEWER SCHOOL OF CRITICISM.”

By Prof. HOWARD Osgood, D. D., Rochester Theological Seminary, .

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BOOKS-REVIEWS AND NOTICES,

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1883
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THE THEISTIC ARGUMENT

AS AFFECTED BY RECENT THEORIES. By J. L. Diman, late

Professor of History at Brown University. Edited by Professor George P. Fisher, of Yale College. I vol.

8vo. $2.00. It is a volume for students and clergymen, and thoughtful Christians who are more or less affected by the scientific speculations and materialistic babble and clatter of ou time. It is unspeakably reassuring to Christian faith to find that after the fairest inves. tigation and the most careful weighing of testimony, the decidel preponderance of evi. dence is on the side of religion. He makes the reader see and feel that this is so.The Evangelist (New York).

Marked by sound argument, extensive knowledge, profound spiritual insight, and by a chaste, strong style, in which technical language is, to a great extent, laid aside. You feel, from the beginning to the end of the volume, that the author has a heart, a conscience, the realization of an immortal soul that recognizes the existence and powo and authority of the Supreme Being -National Baptist (Philadelphia).

While these lectures commend themselves to readers of speculative and metaphysical taste, they will be attractive and enjoyable to many whose tastes are not specially philosophical. They are particularly free from technical language, the chain of argument is lucid and easily followed, they are pervaded by a spirit of candor and conciliation, and they are distinguished by the ennobling influence and gracesul finish that marked every thing that came from professor Diman's pen.- Providence Journal.

The arguments for Theism are presented with a fairness, fullness, acuteness, and vigor that make them most convincing. The conclusions are placed on the most positive and solid grounds. The argument is so conducted as to touch all the most recent forms of error. The presentation is even with the newest phase of speculative unbeliel.-- Lutheran Observer (Philadelphia).

THE REPUBLIC OF GOD:

An Institute of Theology. By Elisha Mulford, LL D., author of

“ The Nation." 8vo. $2.00. Nothing like this unique book has yet been written. It is a strong, clear, positive statement of the theology of the Christ, directed to the thought of the age. It is the first attempt to explain theology by the scientific method. It is a constructive work. The prime thought of the book can no more be shaken than the eternal hills, and, whether men accept or dispute different points in its development, it is one of the few books that sooner or later create a new world for men tv live in.- New York T'imes.

It is a book easily misunderstood by routine religionists, and several readings will scarcely exhaust its meaning; but perhaps it is not too much to say that, taken as a whole, no book on the statement of the great truths of Christianity, at once so fresh, so clear, so fundamental, and so fully grasping and solving the religious problems of our time, has yet been written by any American.-Bustou didvertiser.

Dr. Mulford is already so widely and so favorably known as the author of that profound and exhaustive study of speculative politics, “The Nation,” that it is superfluous to say that his new work is alike distinguished by power of thought, felicity of style, and perfect candor. To employ the phrase of King James, there is as much conviction in one leaf of his book as in many another volume. - The American ( Philadelphia).

We do not know any book of modern religious disquisition which shows either the elevation or the profundity of this remarkable book.—Providence Journal.

We look to see it do great good in making our Christian thinking more Christian, more practical, and yet broader and more humani. The Penn Monthly.

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