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504 , Hahn, Dr. his Disputation, &c. 191
Paul, author of 640
42 78 162
Inferences from the discussion of Min-
79 Inspiration of sacred writers, by what
mistakes to be avoided, and
cautions to be observed, 474 624
Jesuits' principles exposed,
Kenrick's Exposition, remarks on 591
60 Letter to the Rev. Parsons Cooke, re-
what the object of
means of the author to obtain
commended by Unitarians, 262
363 Magazines Religious, in the U. States, 2
272 Magazine Religious, reasons for one
348 Mather Cotton, a distributer of Tracts, 611
558 | Ministeral Exchanges, Letter on 141
Naturalism, cause of its spread in Ger-
effects of it,
Neologists, their system,
New England, moral importance of, to
Orthodox belief, superior moral influ-
acknowledged by op-
Orthodoxy and Unitarianisın essential-
extracts from 516
extracts from 530
71 580 Prussia King of, favorable to Religion, 28
192 | Review of Mr. Whitman's Discourse
on Regeneration, 409
the Life of John Ledyard, 486
Pollok's Course of T'ime, 516
Dr. Lowell's Sermon on
the Trinitarian Contro-
Works on the Geography
Professor Stuart's Com-
mentary on the Hebrews, 629
Pascal's Provincial Letters, 6 16
INDEX OF NOTICES.
Notice of the Review of Mr. Whitman's
Discourse on denying the
More than Hundred
Seriptural arguments, &c. 276
Mr. Blagden's Address on
Dr. Gritin's Convention Ser-
Dr. Channing's Sermon at
the Installation of Mr.
Memoir of Herbert Marshall, 428
Mr. Knowles' Address on the
Mr. Nelson's Ordination Ser-
Mr. Bigelow's Ordination
Mr. Damon's Farewell Ser-
Publications of the Friends
relative to the Hicksites, 433
Remains of Rev. Charles
Mr. Cogswell's Sermon on
Mr. Beckwith's Sermon on
the mode of Baptism, 494
Sabbath School Treasury,
Mr. Pierpont's Sermon on
Dr. Wainwright's Discourse,
Mr. Bacon's Discourse at the
funeral of Mr. Ashmun, 554
Christian Almanack, for 1829, 557
Mr. Smith's thoughts on Revi-
Mr. Foot's Discourse
Professor Stuart's Hebrew
Henry's Discourse on Meek-
Mr. Greenwood's Lives of
Dr. Taylor's Discourse on
Mr. Stone's 'Dedication Ser-
Dr. Channing's Ordination
SPIRIT OF THE PILGRIMS.
It has for some time past appeared exceedingly desirable, that there should be published in Boston a periodical work, in which that portion of the community, usually denominated orthodox, can easily and frequently express those views of truth and duty, which, after a full and fair examination, are judged to be of great importance. At present, although there are several respectable religious magazines in our country, none of them can be made to accomplish here, all the beneficial ends, which the interests of the church now require. After serious and prayerful deliberation, therefore, it has been determined to establish a new magazine. The determination was not made without duly weighing the responsibilities to be assumed; and, since made, it is regarded with much satisfaction by those who formed it, and by many others to whom it has been communicated.
Were there no experience on the subject, we might safely conclude, that a magazine, devoted to the defence of truth and the refutation of error;—to a free and candid discussion of those great topics, which are connected with the character and destiny of man as an accountable and immortal being ;—and to those objects of exparlsive benevolence, which distinguish the period in which we live, must be one of the most powerful and happy instruments that could be employed. A monthly publication, which can be preserved in the form of a book, and is sufficiently large to admit of extended discussion, combines as many advantages, perhaps, as are to be had in any use of the periodical press; especially as applied to grave and solemn subjects. While literature, science, and the arts, avail themselves, to a very great extent, of the facilities afforded by monthly magazines, it cannot be doubted that these publications are equally fit to promote useful investigation in morals and religion.
But we are not left to inferences, however certain they might appear. Taking a retrospect of what has been done, during the last thirty years, both in Great Britain and America, for the promotion of practical godliness, or of harmony and brotherly cooperation, JAN. 1828.
or of Christian enterprise, -it is found, that almost every advance has been made, through the instrumentality of religious magazines. These have proved the most convenient and respectable vehicles of thought and communication, on all matters relating to the prosperity of religion; and without such vehicles of some kind, it would not be possible that ministers and churches should feel that strength, or derive that mutual support, or make those exertions for the common good and for the salvation of their fellow men, which are the result of free public discussion and united counsels.
There are many now living, who well remember the impulse, which was given to the more intelligent part of the Christian community, by the establishment of the Theological Magazine in New York, about the year 1796, or 1797, to which some of the first ministers in our country were contributors; particularly, that profound reasoner and able divine, Dr. Edwards, president of Union College, and son of the great president Edwards.
The Connecticut Evangelical Magazine was commenced not long afterwards; and was continued, with one short interval, for about fifteen years. During this period, it exerted a most salutary influence in many respects; but especially in exciting the proper spirit, and obtaining the necessary resources, for those evangelical operations, under the auspices of the Connecticut Missionary Society, by which churches were organized, revivals of religion experienced, and the regular preaching of the Gospel established, in very many new settlements, which would otherwise have remained a moral wilderness, with little prospect of being reclaimed for generations to come. And here it may be proper to say, in passing, that the trustees of that Society, a truly venerable succession of men, are entitled to rank high among those, who prepared the way for all the enterprises of Christian beneficence, in which our country now takes a part. No person, at the present day, entertains juster sentiments, than they uniformly felt and expressed, in regard to the duty of sending the Gospel to every part of our widely extending territory; and, during more than a third of a century, they have actually sent forth missionaries, beginning with four or five, and increasing to more than fifty, into the most remote and destitute settlements. This hasty tribute to their enlarged views, and faithful labors, we could not withhold.
Several other magazines, devoted to the same general objects, were published at different times in New York, Philadelphia, and other places. The design of this article does not require a particular enumeration of them.
The Panoplist, however, published in Boston from 1805 to 1820, in sixteen volumes, should not be omitted here. Besides exerting an important influence in the establishment and patronage of Bible, Missionary, Tract and Education Societies; besides furnishing a channel for the communication of thoughts on the