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This Index Volume contains an Index of the Authors of Articles in the first nineteen volumes of the New EnglandKe; also, an Index of Topics discussed; and an Index of Books noticed and reviewed.

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Extract From A Chicago Newspaper. THE NEW ENGLANDER, Vols. I-XIX, 1843 to 1861, with an Index to the whole. Also Vols. XX-XXIX, 1862-1870. Price of the entire work, 109 numbers in all, or 28 Vols., $60, Partial sets, lacking thirty numbers, almost all of the thirty being early ones, for $20.00.

We are particular to give the terms on which the whole, or different portions, of this invaluable work can be purchased, because we believe that num. bera of clergymen, associations, libraries, and lay students of religious thought and progress, would find in these volumes one of the very best existing monuments of theological and Christian study during the quarter of a century which their record covers. Probably no single work so thoroughly and strikingly represents the new life and the best life of our generation in religion. What is called " the new school," or was thus called some years since, the broader and freer type of orthodoxy, was largely created by the influence of New Haven thought in theology. That influence has chiefly spoken to the world at large through the New Engl under. Not that this publication is now, or has been, the organ of any sect or party, or a merely theological journal Just the opposite of this has been, and continues to be the case. Tbe peculiarity of the new school of orthodoxy which sprang into power with the growth of the influences represented in the New Englander, was a relaxation of dogmatic rigidity in favor of evangelical life—an orthodoxy of practical faith made superior to, though not displacing, much less abolishing, mere orthodoxy of dogma. The learned, able, lively, and readable discussions which have occupied these pages, have faced the present, rather than the past, and borne upon human conduct and character more than upon the traditional problems of the schools. There has been no lack of sound and strong thought, and no real defect in orthodoxy, but the main point has been to infuse all the great themes with spirit and life, and make the dry bones live. Important practical discussions have had a place, those especially which bore upon national issues; and unusual attention has been paid to the world of men and things as it is to day, especially to the lives and the literature which represent our best progress. A review of these volumes is looking into a mirror of the great issues, in state and church, of the period; it shows us the men, the events, the books which have filled the stage of the generation. Hence the interest and value of the work. The last seven volumes form a chapter in the higher history of our past which every student of the faith of these last days, and of the future of the nation, and of Christiam communion, cannot but prize far beyond the cost at which they can be obtained. The seventy-five numbers which are to be had for $25.00 represent the last twenty years. They could not fail to be a mine of rich information and suggestion to the studious reader. To young clergymen, especially, and to students of theology, and to all criti. cal students of religion, these volumes will give, we arc confident, the greatest satisfaction.

From The Independent (london, England).

The New Englander is the not very appropriate or expressive title of a quarterly theological magazine published at New Haven, U. S. It bears some resemblance to our own Contemporary Review, and is in literary quality equal to it, while theologically it is much more definite. It represents the Evangel" ical school, but it is neither superficial nor spiteful It hits with great strength and severity, but it scrupulously obeys the laws of combat. It is, therefore, interesting to read, and affords a fair measure of the influence likely to be exerted by evangelical writers on scientific and historical subjects. An article in the current number on Professor Huxley's Physical Basis of Life is exceedingly well written, and well worthy the perusal of those who are concerned with such studies. There is also an article on the Doctrine of Final Restoration, a subject which has excited much attention here of late, and seems destined to sustain it. We recommend those who think they can find unniversal restoration in the New: Testament to read this paper. There are other articles which we cannot enumerate, but which will interest the students of Scripture, and which are powerfully directed against the forms of religious unbelief peculiar to this age.

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JANUARY, 187 0.

Article I.—THE CHINESE MIGRATION.

The immigration of the Chinese, now in progress, marks an epoch in the history of the world, as well as of our own country. For the first time since the dispersion of the human family, over four thousand years since, the two great streams of migration, one flowing eastward, the other westward, after belting the globe, now meet and mingle. What a history has each to tell to the other? What a freightage of experience has each to bring for common participation and profit? What shall be the hue and current of the united streams, as they now flow on together? If, indeed, it be together; for this is an element of the complex problem which this great providential movement offers for solution to every reflecting mind. The immediate preparations in history for this event, the characteristics of the two peoples that now intermingle, the condition of the country which they now seem destined jointly to occupy, all are most significant and suggestive. They indi

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cate the event as a culminating stage of human history; they point forward to a new scene in the world's drama.

Scarcely a quarter of a century has passed since the Chinese wall of seclusiveness, self-conceit, and contemptuous hate of foreigners began to be broken down. The iniquitous opium war with Great Britain resulted in the treaty of August 29th, 1842, opening four ports additional to that of Canton to foreign trade, which was- followed by another treaty with the United States in 1S44, according still greater advantages than had been obtained by the British. This concession extorted from the Chinese by the fear with which the capture of the suburbs of Canton, of Amoy, and of Ningpo, and the irresistible progress of the British force till Nanking was threatened, had inspired them, was but the first effective blow against this self-conceit and seclusiveness; and was followed by the Anglo-French invasion, which, by a formidable demonstration before Peking itself, wrung from the Chinese Emperors the treaties of 1858 with the western powers. This is the epoch of the effectual breaking down of this old barrier to progressive China. It is the epoch of a new impulse in the whole interior life of China. The lesson had been learned that there was a better civilization, more powerful governments, higher intelligence, more advanced arts, higher, richer culture every way among the long despised barbarians; and the desire is awakened not only of a freer commerce with other nations, but of the introduction of the arts, the sciences, the culture generally of the West. The mind of China is revolutionized. A new spirit takes possession. In the city of Peking itself, an imperial college, manned by western scholars and teachers, is established for the instruction of the Chinese in foreign science and arts. The government enters into the circle of nations, and under the lead of an American diplomatist forms commercial treaties of the liberal type of the West with all its leading powers. The change of the last quarter century in Chinese ideas, and the consequent change in the whole direction of its pursuits and destiny, is most wondrous. It is such a renaissance as can hardly bo paralleled in history. And a most noticeable feature in this wonderful change is, that'the people of the United States seem to have furnished the warmth and the light in which this new life has started. In every movement, even where the British, or the French, or the Russians have been the active instruments of change, the results attained have all borne a strikingly American character and bearing, overshadowing and ontreaching all others. All the movements of the last twenty-five years show most clearly tiiat America is selected by providence to be the cynosure of the future destiny of China.

Exactly fitting to this providential preparation in China, is the movement on the western continent. The Mexican war, a worthy parallel of the opium war in China, was terminated by the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, in February 2d, 1848, and its result was the cession of the Pacific coast to the United States. The discovery of gold immediately after drew into the newly organized territory an immense migration from the eastern coast, as well as turned towards it Chinese cupidity and restlessness. Cities grew up as by magic; wealth accumulated; commerce flourished; and, at last, a continental railway made the communion of life, and interest, and hope, and destiny between the Atlantic and Pacific settlements complete.

But another strange event, more remarkable than all, was most divinely ordered to prepare for the coming era. The civil war originating itself in that same uurighteousness which ever keeps human society restless, resulted in establishing throughout the nation the principle of the equality before the law ot the races of men. But for this revolution, it is apparent the yellow race, like the black and the tawny races, could como in to share our political and social destinies with no promise of good to them or to us. Most gratefully do we recognize the full and final establishment of this eminently wise and humane principle, under the orderings of an ever watchful providence, just at this crisis of our history.

Not less suggestive and interesting are the characteristics of the races that now begin to mingle. They are the two most advanced, or, shall we say, least degenerate races of the whole human family. The great Caucasian group is well represented

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