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NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. Homer and his
Heroines. 2. Climatology. 3. Life and Labors of Thomas Prince. 4. Edmund Waller. 5. Lord Shaftesbury. 6. Second Volume of Palfrey's History of New England. 7. Quarantine and Hygiene. 8. Rush's Occasional Productions. 9. The English Language in America. 10. The Origin of Species. 11. An
SOUTHERN PRESBYTERIAN REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. The Prot
estant Church of France and the Pastors of the Desert. 2. The Resurrection-Body. 3. The Letters of Alexander von Humboldt. 4. Unity and Infallibility of the Church of Rome. 5. The Geological Writings of David N. Lord. 6. The Princeton Review on Theories of the Eldership.
MERCERSBURG REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. The Fall and the
Natural World. 2. Strength and Beauty of the Sanctuary. 3. Memoir of Dr. J. W. Alexander. 4. Unlettered Learning; or, a Plea for the Study of Things. 5. The Literature of the Heidelberg Catechism. 6. The Prospects of Christianity in
Africa. PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL QUARTERLY REVIEW AND CHURCH REGIS
TER, October, 1860.-1. Savonarola, the Prophet of the Reformation in Italy. 2. Popular Geology-Hugh Miller's Geological Works. 3. Science a Witness for the Bible. 4. The Origin and Characteristics of the English Language. 5. Baptismal Regeneration.
QUARTERLY REVIEW OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL Church, South,
October, 1860.-1. Milton and his Recent Critics. 2. Introduction of Children into the Church. 3. Wordsworth. 4. Dr. Alexander's Theory of Moral Agency. 5. The Greek Tragic Drama. 6. Southern Standard of Education. 7. Job's WarHorse.
BIBLIOTHECA SACRA AND BIBLICAL REPOSITORY, October, 1860.
1. The Religion of Geology. 2. The Aborigines of India. 3. The Resurrection and its Concomitants. 4. Did the Ancient Hebrews believe in the Doctrine of Immortality ? 5. Comparative Phonology; or, The Phonetic System of the Indo-European Languages. 6. A Journey to Neapolis and Philippi. The article on “The Religion of Geology” unfolds, from Professor Hitchcock's last work, some excellent views. But the professor's latest reconciliation of Moses and geology, so far as it is made clear in this article, will obtain few adherents. The professor tells us that he has long felt the impression that Moses truly meant a natural day by that term in his record. Hence, he accepts this as
the meaning. But he modifies the record by two suppositions: 1. To this natural day is affixed in each instance a stupendous symbolic period of which the natural day is the commencement. 2. The days are not truly chronological in their order, but are simply diurnal pictures of creative facts given by Moses in an ideal succession. Such is the theory. But does the professor, or any one else, feel that such was the real meaning of Moses ?
We can easily imagine, however, that Moses did not truly know the entire meaning of his own record. We can easily believe, with Professor Whewell, that a narrative written for man in both his unscientific and his scientific age, might be so constructed as to possess apparent and real truth for both ages.
BIBLICAL REPERTORY AND PRINCETON REVIEW, October, 1860.
1. The Logical Relations of Religion and Natural Science. 2. The Law of Spiritual Growth. 3. Horace Binney's Pamphlets. 4. Reason and Faith. 5. Napoleon III. and the Papacy.
6. Theory of the Eldership. For the past year or so the pages of the Repertory have presented a very able series of metaphysical articles, dealing with the present aspects of philosophic thought. They are marked by a terseness of style, a clearness of thought, a vigor of analysis, and, according to our standard, a soundness of doctrine very welcome at the present time; and we could wish that they might be furnished in another form for a wider audience than the constituency of the Princeton Quarterly. Among these articles are Sir William Hamilton's “Theory of Perception,” Sir William Hamilton's “Philosophy of the Conditioned,” and, in the present number, “Reason and Faith.”
In this article we have a very accurate estimate of Dr. M'Cosh, and of his late work on the “Intuitions,” with a very sharp sifting of the application by Mansel of the Hamiltonian philosophy to the purposes of doctrinal and practical theology. Dr. M'Cosh is not described as a great or a brilliant, but as a healthful, discriminating, and truthful mind. He develops, not always in the most concise style, but with great clearness, a philosophy accordant with the “universal common-sense of mankind.” In the latter part of the article the reviewer detects the lurking errors and the fearful results of the philosophy that would reveal God to us by the light of a blaze of contradictions, and give us a religion made of mere "regulative”—perhaps-falsehoods.
English Reviews NATIONAL REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. The Franks and the Gauls.
2. The English Translators of Homer. 3. Builders' Combinations in London and Paris. 4. Russian Literature: Michael Lermontoff. 5. The Middle Ages in England. 6. The Natural History of Ceylon. 7. French Fiction: The Lowest Deep. 8. Baron Ricasoli and his Political Career. 9. Nathaniel Haw
thorne. 10. Nature and God. BRITISH AND FOREIGN EVANGELICAL REVIEW, October, 1860.
1. Baird's First and Second Adam. 2. Dr. Edward Beecher's Conflict and Concord. 3. Sir W. Hamilton's Theory of Perception. 4. Are the Phenomena of Spiritualism Supernatural ? 5. New England Theology. 6. Zwingle and the Doctrine of the
Sacraments. 7. Tholuck on the Gospel of St. John. WESTMINSTER REVIEW, October, 1860. — 1. Neo-Christianity.
2. The North American Indians. 3. Robert Owen. 4. The Organization of Italy. 5. The Antiquity of the Human Race. 6. Russia-Present and Future. 7. Our National Defenses.
8. W. M. Thackeray as Novelist and Photographer. QUARTERLY REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. The Brazilian Empire.
2. Deaconesses. 3. Public School Education. 4. Wills and Will-making, Ancient and Modern. 5. Eliot's Novels. 6. Arrest of the Five Members by Charles the First. 7. Iron-Sides
and Wooden Walls. 8. Competitive Examinations. NORTH BRITISH REVIEW, November, 1860.-1. Modern Thought
-Its Progress and Consummation. 2. The Disturbances in Syria. 3. Leigh Hunt. 4. The Spanish Republics of South America. 5. The Province of Logic and Recent British Logicians. 6. Lord Macaulay's Place in English Literature. 7. American Humor. 8. Revivals. 9. The Martyrdom of Galileo.
10. The Sicilian Game. EDINBURGH REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. Recent Geographical
Researches. 2. Memoirs of the Master of Sinclair. 3. Max Müller's Ancient Sanskrit Literature. 4. Grotius and the Sources of International Law. 5. The Churches of the Holy Land. 6. The Grand Remonstrance. 7. Scottish County Histories. 8. Brain Difficulties. 9. The United States under Mr.
Buchanan. CHRISTIAN REMEMBRANCER, October, 1860.-1. Oxford British
Association Discussions, as related to Spiritual Questions. 2. Bishop Hurd. 3. Oxford-Its Constitutional and Educational Changes. 4. Essays and Reviews. 5. The Kalendars of the Church. 6. Theory of the Mosaic System. 7. Revivalism and Thaumaturgic Psychology.
LONDON REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. English, Literary and Ver.
nacular. 2. Recent Discoveries in Eastern Africa. 3. Ruskin on Modern Painters. 4. The Methodist Episcopal Church and Slavery. 5. Lebanon — The Druses and Maronites. 6. Sicily. 7. England at the Accession of George III. 8. Etheridge's Life of Dr. Coke. 9. Henry Drummond. 10. Italy in Transition.
BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW, October, 1860.-1. Ireland-Her
Past and Present. 2. Atkinson's Travels — Amoor, India, and China. 3. Glaciers. 4. Heinrich von Kleist. 5. Burton's Lake Regions of Central Africa. 6. Modern Painters. 7. Egyptology and the Two Exodes. 8. Christian Races under Turkish
Rulers. 9. Hours with the Mystics. The article on Egyptology is learned and original. The first part presents, and treats with refutation and ridicule, the stupendous programme of hypothetical history invented by Bunsen for the twenty thousand years anterior to the dates of authentic history. This programme is founded not upon the monumental records of Egypt, but partly upon the supposed demands of linguistic development, and arises very much from applying to that department the principles of Darwin as applied to species; and partly upon the historical records of Manetho, who extends Egyptian history into a stupendous round of mythical ages, terminating with a period ruled over by “Ghosts and Heroes.” The writer discredits Mane tho by showing that he is unreliable even for the historic period, as tested by the monumental inscriptions.
The latter part of the article furnishes a very ingenious argument, founded on the latest developments of Brugsh, identifying the Pharoah of the Exodus with Thothmes II. of the monuments, predecessor of Thothmes III., the great conqueror. Of Thothmes III. there remain some magnificent inscriptions upon his temple palace at Karnak, cotemporaneous and almost autobiographical, fixing their own dates with indisputable accuracy, furnishing history “more precious than the lost decades of Livy.” These records supply the date of the accession of Thothmes III., which the reviewer astronomically ascertains to have been May 5, 1515; and “with the sunset of the preceding day would commence the twelfth day of the second lunar month, counting from the equinox.” Now, assuming this to have been the day of the demise of the preceding monarch, it is identical with the day of the submersion of the Exodic Pharoah in the Red Sea. For Moses says, that from the overthrow to the arrival of Elim was “three days," that is, vozonuepa, measured from sunset to sunset. This would make them arrive at Elim on the fourteenth, and leave there on the fifteenth.
Just so it is said by Moses : “They took their journey from Elim ... on the fifteenth day of the second month.” We suppose Chevalier Bunsen would consider so striking an adjustment of Manetho demonstrative of his accuracy; but, in the case of Moses, it is too nice a coincidence to be valid.
BLACKWOOD's EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, October, 1860.-1. Seeing
is Believing. 2. The Papal Government. 3. Tickler II. among the Thieves ! 4. The Reputed Traces of Primeval Man. 5. The Romance of Agostini, Part II. 6. The Fresco-Paintings of Italy - The Arundel Society. 7. Proverbs. 8. The Meeting. 9. Progress. 10. Strength. 11. Norman Sinclair : An Autobi
ography, Part IX. In a former number of our Quarterly we referred fully to the discovery of certain hatchet-shaped flint stones, excavated from such geological depths, in Amiens and Albeville, France, as to indicate in the minds of the savans, the existence of the human race at an immensely distant period anterior to all history. The Blackwood contains an article, signed with the letters H. D. R. (the initials we presume of Henry D. Rogers, now Professor in Glasgow University,) narrating a visit to and full examination of the localities and objects in question, and furnishing the results. We can give only his conclusions:
1. To the question, Are the so-called flint-implements of human workmanship or the results of physical agencies? my reply is, They bear unmistakably the indications of having been shaped by the skill of man.
2. To the inquiry, Does the mere association in the same deposit of the flintimplements and the bones of extinct quadrupeds prove that the artificers of the flint-tools and the animals coexisted in time? I answer, That mere juxtaposition of itself is no evidence of cotemporaneity, and that upon the testimony of the fossil bones the age of the human relics is not proven.
3. To the query, What is the antiquity of the mammalian bones with which the flint-implements are associated ? my answer is, That, apart from their mixture with the recently discovered vestiges of an early race of men, these fossils exhibit no independent marks by which we can relate them to human time at all. The age of the diluvium which imbeds the remains of the extinct mammalian animals must now be viewed as doubly uncertain, doubtful from the uncertainty of its coincidence with the age of the flint-implements, and again doubtful, if even this coincidence were established, from the absence of any link of connection between those earliest traces of man and his historic ages.
Upon the special question involved in this general query, What time must it have required for the physical geography adapted to the pachyderms of the antediluvian period to have altered into that now prevailing, suited to wholly different races? the geological world is divided between two schools of interpretation, the tranquilists, who recognize chiefly nature's gentler forces and slower mutations, and the paroxysmists, who appeal to her violent subterranean energies and her more active surface-changes.
4. To the last interrogation, How far are we entitled to impute a high antiquity to these earliest physical records of mankind from the nature of the containing and overlying sedimentary deposits? my response again is, That as the two schools of geologists now named differ widely in their translation into geologic time of all