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Adams Mr. of Roxbury, Extract from 660 Haven Mr. Extract from

658
Albert Von Haller
62 | Henry Matthew Account of

237
American Education Society
303 Heresy; Remarks on

364
Amusements
44, 601 Hilliard Mr. Extract from

660
Apostolic Fathers on the Divinity of Hope of Future Repentance

126
Christ

290 Hopkins Dr. Samuel Account of 554
Appleton I'r. Extract from

656 | Hopkinson Judge, Remarks on his
Barnard Dr. Extract from
661 Letter

294
Beecher Dr. in Reply to the Chris-

Howard Dr. Extract from

659
tian Examiner

17, 72, 181 Indians, ibeir kights Vindicated 141, 492,
Biblical Illustrations

106 and 517
Boston Recorder

437 | Infidelity what constitutes 1, 8, 447
Byles Dr Extract from
658 Infidels English Extracts from

2
Calvin Biograpbical Sketch of 559, 615 Inspiration of the Scriptures

369
Calvin's treatment of Servetus 615 621 Jacobi lienry

64
Calviuisis not believe that Infants

Jews Creed from Lightfoot

377
are damned
23, 72, 181 Jews Milman's History of

480
Celsus testifies to the divinity of

Jonah's History Defence of

161
Christ

234 Justin Martyr on the Divinity of
Channing Dr. on Associations
129 Cbrist

344
on Revivals of Religion 131 Knapp's Greek Testament

440
on Missions
132 Latirop Dr. Extract from

659
on the Sabbath

135 Liberalisis admit the Ortaodoxy of
Chauncy Dr. Extracts from
652 the Scriptures

457
Cherokees, their Improvements 144 Lucian's account of Early Christians 223
Christians Early, opinions of respect- Mayhew Dr. Extract from

657
ing the Trinity
225, 287, 344 Mosheim's Sermons

667
Christian Liberty
380 Natural Aflections not Holiness

169, 236
Christian Failers on Inspiration 441 Natural History of Enthusiasm Ex-
Christian Examiner on Universalism 387 tracts from

330
on Inspiration 420 Neander's Church History Extracts from 230
Christianity Nature, Ceriainly and Newton Sir Isaac not a Unitarian 281
Evidence of

414 | Orthodox Treatment of in Massachu-
Churches Rights of 506, 540, 610, 649

645
Claudius Matthias
63 Osgood Dr. Extract from

661
Convention of Congregational Minis- Paley's Change of Sentiments

381
ters
248 Pemberton Dr. Extract from

657
Consociations Remarks on
606 Pilgrins Character of

631
Conversion of President Edwards 35 Protestants Faith of in Inspiration of
of William Cowper

37
the Scriptures

591
of David Brainard

38 Recent Publications 49, 109, 167, 335, 391,
of Dr. Samur! Hopkins 39 444, 551, 578, 612
of Andrew Fuller

40 Remarks on Isaiah vii. 14 404, 460
of Samuel J. Mills

42 Sennabier's Account of Calvin and
Culture Moral and Intellectual
572 Servetus

621
Darracoil Ridson account of

86 Sentiments of former Ministers in and
Death-bed Repentance Inefficacy of 511 around Boston

651
Death-bed Scenes

623 Separations among Congregationalists 541
Dr. Dinter
70 Smith Dr. Adain Extract from

604
Disappointment in the Last Day 337 Stolburg Count

63
Dyspepsy Remarks ou

575 Sullivan laie Governor Letter from 458
Education Reporter

437 System in Religious Charities Benefits of 567
Education Societies account of 301 i Tappan Dr. Extract from

662
Elliot Dr. Extract from
656 Thatcher Dr. Extract from

659
Elocution Remarks on
314, 359 | The Theatre

597
Emmons' Dr. Sermons

594 | Transubstantiation and the Trinity 379
Eternal Death

467|| Unitarians Infidelity of Some 10, 424, 549
French Mr. Extract from

660
call the Germans Infidels

451
Gay Mr. Extract from

658

deny the Scriptures to be
Geneva State of at Different periods 163

a Revelation

95
Germany Decline, Revival, and Pre-

deny the Inspiration of
seni State of Evangelical Reli-

the Scriptures

424
gion in

their views of the Old
German Rationalists

453
Testament

102, 544
Good Dr. Account of

196

have concealed their Sen-
Griesbach's Greek Testament

438

time nts 113, 443, 446,519
Harnann John G.

63

most of them Universa-
Harvard University, Accounts of the

lists

210, 518
late Treasurer of

25
Inconsistencies of

394
Harvard University shall I send my Unitarianism present State of in Eng.
Son 10
323, 388 land

279

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21, 641

Unitarianism in New England, Letters

Wilson's History of Dissenting
on the Introduction and Progress

Churches and Meeting Houses
of
113, 394, 503

in London, Wesuninsler and
Unitarianism, Political influence of in

Southwark

532
Massachusetts

612

Professor Hitchcock's Lectures
Unitarianism, Facts relative to its ear-

on Diet, Regimen and Em-
ly Propagation in Massachusetts 665

ployment

576
Unitarian Mmistrations in England

Dr. Hopkin's Sermon on the
Effects of

533

Importance of Considering
Unitarian Advocate, Notice of 547, 606 Chrisi in his high and glorious
Universalism defined

208
Character

582
Christian Examiner on 387

Dr. Wisner's History of the
Wegscheider Account of

452

Old South Church in Boston;
West Dr. of Stockbridge, Biograph-

and of Dr. Hawes Tribute to
ical Sketch of

382

the memory of the Pilgrims 630
West Dr. of New Bedford, Letter INDEX OF CRITICAL NOTICES.
from to Gov. Sullivan

460 Notice of Blaisdale's Lessons in Intel-
West Dr. of Boston, Extract from 635

lectual Philosophy

49
West Dr. Letter from

669 Blunt's Veracity of the Gospels 50
Willard President Extract from

659 Macarius, or Memoirs of a Naval
Youth Irreligious Character and Mis.

Officer

51

Essays by William Penn on the
Zollikofer, Notice of his Sermons 59

Rights of the Indians

51
INDEX OF REVIEWS.

Dr. Skinner's Sermon on the
Review of Publications by Rev. Parsons

Death of Mr. Bruen

52
Cooke

Dr. Wisner's Sermon before the
Memoirs of Ridson Darracott 86

Society for Propagating the
An Article in the Christian Ex-

Gospel

54
amiver for January, 1830 95

Miss Beecher's Suggestions on
The first settlers of New Eng-

Education

109
land. By a Lady of Massa-

Dr. Tyler's Strictures on Arti-
chusetts

102

cles in the Christian Spectator 110
Dr. Channing on Associations 129 Mr. Malcom's Bible Dictionary 111
Review of an Article in the North

Mr. Ide's Sermon at the Ordina-
American Review on the Re-

tion of Mr. Hixon

112
moval of the Indians

141

The Works of President Ed-
Memoirs of the late John Mason

wards

280
Good, M. D.

196 Wardlaw's Discourses on Prayer 335
A Sermon by Rev. Hosea Bal-

Dr. Channing's Election Sermon 392
lou, entitled, Commendation

Professor Stuart's Letter to Dr.
and Reproof of Unitarians 205

Channing

444
Memoirs of the Rev. Matthew

Dr. Wood's Letters to Dr. Taylor 501
Henry

237
The Political Class Book

501
Christian Essays, by Rev. Sam-

President Allen's Dudleian Lec-
uel Charles Wilks, A. M.

213
ture

502
an Historical Sketch of the Con-

The Christian Examiner for Sep-
vention of Congregational Min-

tember, 1830

539
isters of Massachusetts 218 The Unitarian Advocate for Sep-
The National History of Enthu-

tember, 1830

517
siasm

256 Mr. Furness' Apology for the Jews 551
Publications on Education Soci-

Mr. Palfrey on the Use of Pois-
eties

301
oned Drinks

552
Dr. Porter's Analysis of the Prin-

Mr. Dwight on the Evidences of
ciples of Rhetorical Delivery 314, 359 being a child of God

553
Dr. Wood's Lectures on Inspira-

Mr. Ferguson's Memoirs of Dr.
tion

369

Hopkins
an Article in the Christian Ex-

An Exhibition of Unitarianism, in
aminer on the Nature and Ex-

quotations from its Standard
tent of Inspiration

420
Authors and Works

557
Dr. Sprague's Lectures to young

Professor Stuart's Exegetical Es-
people

470

says on Future Punishment 613
Milman's History of the Jews 480 President Quincy's Centennial
Speeches on the Indian Bill 492,517

Address.

614

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It is desirable that writers on religious subjects should carefully avoid two extremes : The one is, injuriously calling hard names, or bestowing without reason reproachful epithets; the other, a squeamish dread of calling persons and things by their proper names. The first of these indicates a malicious temper, always injurious to the cause in which it is indulged, and specially unbecoming on the subject of religion. The latter evinces a want of earnestness in promoting and defending truth, and a greater sear of him who can only kill the body, than of him who can destroy both body and soul in hell.

Some leading Unitarians have, of late, been denominated Infidels; or they have been charged with holding principles in regard to the Bible which amount to a virtual infidelity. If this charge is unfounded, they ought not to lie under it. The charge, in this case, ought never to have been made, and ought now to be retracted. But, on the other hand, if the charge is true, the public certainly ought to know it. They ought to understand the grounds on which it rests, and the reasons and motives of those who have urged it. It is proposed, therefore, to consider at this tịme the following inquiry : What makes a man an Infidel ? or, What constitutes Infidelity ?

1. It is obvious that a man may be an infidel, without avowedly rejecting Christianity. It is doubtful whether one of the old English Deists ever made such an avowal.

« Lord Herbert declared that he had no intention to attack Christianity, which he calls the best religion.” “He represents it as the great design of the Gospel, of all its doctrines, and of the rites and sacraments there enjoined, to establish those great principles in which he makes religion properly to consist."*

Mosheim's Ecclesiastical History, vol. v, p. 59. Leland's Deistical writers, vol. i. p. 5. VOL. III.-NO. I.

1

Hobbes, in some instances, manifests a high respect for the sacred writings. “ He acknowledges that the writings of the New Testament are as ancient as the times of the apostles; that they were written by persons who lived in those times, some of whom saw the things which they relate ;" and that “they are the true registers of those things which were done and said by the prophets and apostles." "He is persuaded,” he says, " that they (the early Christians) did not falsify the Scriptures; because, if they had had an intention to do so, they would have made them more favorable to their power over Christian princes, and civil sovereignty, than they are."*

Blount, who did little more then revive the system of Lord Herbert, acknowledges that it is not safe to trust to Deism alone, if Christianity be not joined with it.” “ Undoubtedly,” says he, “in our travels to the other world, the common road is the safest; and though Deism is a good manuring of a man's conscience, yet certainly, if sowed with Christianity, it will produce the most plentiful crop.”+

Toland insists," that it was not his intention to invalidate, but to illustrate and confirm the canon of the New Testament." I

Lord Shaftsbury used to declare himself “a very orthodox believer,” insisting" that he faithfully embraced the holy mysteries of our religion, notwithstanding their amazing depth.” He wrote a preface to a volume of sermons by Dr. Whichcot, in which “he finds fault with those in this profane age who represent not only the institution of preaching, but the gospel itself and our holy religion to be a fraud. He expresses the hope, that from some things in these sermons, they who are prejudiced against Christianity may be induced to like it the better," and that “ such as are already Christians will prize it the more."||

Collins sometimes “ speaks of Christianity with respect."Ś In his Letter to Dr. Rogers, p. 112, he represents “the cause in which he was engaged, as the cause of virtue, learning, truth, God, religion, and Christianity.

Tindal says that “Christianity, stripped of the additions that policy, mistakes, and the circumstances of time have made to it, is a most holy religion, and that all its doctrines plainly speak themselves to be the will of an infinitely wise and good God.

Morgan represents, “our Saviour's doctrines” as “the true and genuine principles of nature and reason,” and insists that men ought to be “thankful to God for the light of the Gospel.”**

Chubb was the author of a great many tracts, in some of which he put on the appearance of a friend to Christianity.” One of the most remarkable of his tracts was entitled, " The true Gospel of

Leland's Deistical writers, vol. i. pp. 36, 65.

+ ibid. p. 45.

Leland's Deistical writers vol. i. pp. 64, 62. ** Moral Pbilosopher, vol. i. p. 145.

ibid. p. 95.

ibid.

P.

50. Tibid. p. 126.

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