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Connecticut Evangelical Magazine,
BENJAMIN TRUMBULL, D. D.
FROM JULY 1803 TO JUNE 1804.
OF WHICH IS TO BE APPROPRIATED, BY THE TRUSTEES
OF MISSIONS IN THE NEW AMERICAN SETTLEMENTS,
CHARLES BACKUS, D. D.
TIMOTHY DWIGHT, D. D.
DAVID ELY, A. M.
NATHAN STRONG, D. D.
NATHAN PERKINS, D. D.
PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS.
21 22 peral 1930.
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T the commencement of another volume of this Magazine, the Editors
are naturally reminded of their obligations to their numerous cor. respondents, and to the public for the encouragement given to this work. Thefe obligations they gratefully acknowledge. The past favors they have received induce them to proceed in their undertaking ; and to enter on the publication of the fourth volume of a work designed
to convey religious inArudion, and
to accumulate a fund for the support of mifions to the new
of their brethren in the miniftry and others who have the means of furnish,
To the friends of mifrons this would be a circumstance greatly to be per
According to the original plan, this Magazine is to contain, Essays on the doctrines of Christianity, and on religious, experimental and moral subjects :-Occasional remarks on the fulfilment of scripture prophecies in the present day, and expofitions of difficult and doubtful passages of scripture :-Religious intelligence concerning the ftate of Christ's kingdom, throughout the Christian world, and sketch- . es of the original ecclefiaftical concerns of this country :-Information respecting missions to the new settlements in the United States and among Heathen nations :--Narratives of revivals of religion in particular places, together with the distinguishing marks of true and false religion :- Accounts of remarkable dispensations of divine providence: --Biographical sketches of persons eminent for piety --Original hymns on evangelical subjects :- Together with whatever else on the subject of religion and morals may contribute to the advancement of genuine piety and pure morality.
This work will consist of original pieces and of extracts from the best European and American publications. As the Magazine is defigned for the promotion of vital Chriftianity, and of a knowledge of the great and essential truths of the gospel, Essays which are merely controversial or deeply metaphysical, it will be seen, come not within the object of this publication ; nevertheless, should any such be sent which, in the opinion of the Editors, are highly meritorious, they will be admitted. The Magazine will be open to receive communications from all denominations of Christians who believe in the peculiar principles of Christianity ; but if written upon the distinguishing tenets of their respective fects, they will be excluded. The profits arising from the sale of this publication will be appropriated to the support of Missionaries to the Heathen or among the inhabitants of the new settlements.
To enable them to carry this plan into execution the Editors earnestly folicit their correspondents speedily to make communications to them. They beg leave also to remark that for such a work fbort Esays are better adapted than lengthy disquisitions ; and while attention is paid to the improvement of the understanding in do&rinal knowledge, the heart and the conscience are not to be negleded. The feelings mus be interested, elle a book will be read but by few. Biographical sketches, interesting narra. tives, accounts of remarkable interpofitions of Providence, pathetic representations of truth, and warm, affe&ionate addresses to the conscience are necessary. It is hoped the above hints will be attended to, and such pieces
fent for publication as will inform the understanding, intereft the feelings and improve the heart.