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BURNET'S HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION. The History of the Reformation of the Church of England, by GILBERT
BURNET, D. D., late Lord Bishop of Salisbury-with the Collection of Records and a copious Index, revised and corrected, with additional Notes and a Preface, by the Rev. E. Nares, D. D., late Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford. Illustrated with a Frontispiece and twenty-three engraved Portraits, forming four elegant 8vo.
vols. $8 00. A cheap Edition is printed, containing the History in three vols. with
out the Records—which form the fourth volume of the above.--Price, in boards, $2 50.
To the student either of civil or religious history no epoch can be of more importance than that of the Reformation in England. It signalized the overthrow, in one of its strong, est holds, of the Roman power, and gave an impulse to the human mind, the full results of which are even now but partly realized. Almost all freedom of inquiry-all toleration in matters of religion, had its birth-hour then; and without a familiar acquaintance with all its principal eveots, but little progress can be made in understanding the nature and ultimate tendencies of the revolution then effected.
The History of Bishop BURNET is one of the most celebrated and by far the most frequently quoted of any that has been written of this great event. Upon the original publication of the first volume, it was received in Great Britain with the loudest and most extravagant encomiums
The author received the thanks of both Houses of Parliament, and was requested by them to continue the work. In continuing it be had the assistance of the most learned and eminent divines of his time; and he confesses his indebtedness for important aid to LLOYD, TILLOTSON, and STILLINGFLEET, three of the greatest of England's Bishops. “I know," says he, in his Preface to the second volume, "that nothing can more effectually recommend this work, than to say that it passed with their hearty approbation, after they had examined it with that care which their great zeal for the cause concerned in it, and their goodness to the author and freedom with him, obliged them to use."
The present edition of this great work has been edited with laborious care by Dr. Nares, who professes to have corrected important errors into which the author fell, and to have made such improvements in the order of the work as will render it far more useful to the reader or historical student. Preliminary explanations, full and sufficient to the clear understanding of the author, are given, and maiginal references are made throughout the book, se as greatly to facilitate and render accurate its consultation. The whole is published in four large octavo volumes of six hundred pages in each-printed upon heavy paper in large and clear type. It contains portraits of twenty-four of the most celebrated characters of the Reformation, and is issued in a very neat style. It will of course find a place in every theologian's library--and will, by no means, we trust, be confined to that comparatively limited sphere.-N. Y. Tribune.
BURNET ON THE XXXIX. ARTICLES.
An Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England.
By ĜILBERT BURNET, D. D., late Bishop of Salisbury. With an Appendix, containing the Augsburg Confession, Creed of Pope Pius IV., &c. Revised and corrected, with copious Notes and additional References, by the Rev. James R. Page, A. M., of Queen's College, Cambridge. In one handsome 8vo. volume.
$2 00. "No Churchman, no Theologian, can stand in need of information as to the character or value of Bishop Burnet's Exposition, which long since took its fitting place as one of the acknowledged and admired standards of the Church. It is only needful that we speak of the labours of the editor of the present edition, and these appear to blend a fitting modesty with eminent industry and judgment. Thus, while Mr. Page has carefully verified, and in many instances corrected and enlarged the references to the Fathers, Councils, and other quthorišies, and greatly multiplied the Scripture citations--for the Bishop seems in many cases to have forgotten that his readers would not all be as familiar with the Sacred Text as bimself, and might not as readily find a passage even when they knew it existed- he (Mr. P.) has scrupulously left the text untouched, and added whatever illustrative matter he has been able to gather in the form of Notes and an Appendix. The documents collected in the latter are of great and abiding value.”
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OF THE CANONS OF THE CHURCH.
The Constitutions of the Holy Apostles, including the Canons, with a Prize
Essay at the University of Bonn, upon their Origin and Contents. Translated from the German by Irah Chase, D.D. One vol. 8vo. $2 50.
“At a time when in certain portions of the Christian world, increasing weight is given to the authority of tradition, it is important for every minister, and every student of ecclesiastical history, to be able to judge for himself, of the claims thus assumed. In this elegant volume, Dr. Chase has given the inquirer after truth an opportunity to push his investigations beyond their former bounds. It is a translation from the German, of a work which, though of a traditionary and apochryphal character, does yet impart valuable light on the early an. nals of the church. It will prove a valuable, if not an indispensable accession to the library of the minister and student of church history."
THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST; Or, Hints respecting the Principles, Constitution, and Ordinances of the Catho
lic Church. By Frederick Denison Maurice, M. A., Chaplain of Guy's Hospital, Professor of English Literature and History, King's College, London. One elegant octavo volume of 600 pages, uniform in style with Newman's Sermons, Palmer on the Church, &c. $2 50.
PEARSON ON THE CREED.
An Exposition of the Creed, by John Pearson, D.D., late Bishop of Chester.
With an Appendix, containing the principal Greek and Latin Creeds. Revised and corrected by Rev. W. S. Dobson, M.A., Peterhouse, Cambridge. In one handsome 8vo. volume. $2.
The following may be stated as the advantages of this edition over all others. First-Great care has been taken to correct the numerous errors in the references to the texts of Scripture which had crept in by reason of the repeated editions through which this admirable work has passed; and many references, as will be seen on turning to the Index of Texts, have been added.
Secondly-The Quotations in the Notes have been almost universally identified and the reference to them adjoined.
Lastly--The principal Symbola or Creeds, of which the particular Articles have been cited by the author, have been annexed; and wherever the original writers have given the Symbola in a scattered and disjointed manner, the detached parts have been brought into a successive and connected point of view. These have been added in Chronological order in the form of an Appendix. -Vide Editor.
WILSON'S LECTURES ON COLOSSIANS.
Expository Lectures on St. Paul's Epistle to the Colossians: being an Attempt
to Apply the Apostle's Argument respecting the Errors on the Subject of the Mediation of Christ, at Colosse, to the present Circumstances of the Church. By Daniel, Bishop of Calcutta, and Metropolitan of India. In one volume, 12mo. 75 cts.
“Bishop Wilson is a man of strong intellectual powers, and deep, ardent piety. No man has clearer views of the corrupting and soul-destroying doctrines of Popery, and no one in so elevated a station in the Church
of England has opposed these errors more constantly and openly.
“The work before us is an effort to defend the truth as it is in Christ Jesus, with the proper and only reliable weapons of the Christian, the word of God; and the good Bishop shows himself in full armor. The Epistle to the Colossians happily furnishes the Apostle's arguments against errors in respect to Christian doctrine, very much of the same kind as those which are propagated in the present day; and in this work these arguments of the Apostle are used again for their original purpose and design, and with great ability.
TO THE MOST REVEREND FATHER IN GOD,
WILLIAM HOWLEY, D.D.,
LORD ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY,
&c., &c., &c.
I should only transgress the bounds of propriety, and do violence to your Grace's feelings, were I to trespass upon you with a tedious or complimentary address.
I cannot, however, but say, that, in availing myself of your Grace's kind and condescending permission, it is to me a cause of much thankfulness and sincere gratification to dedicate this volume to your Grace, not alone because of the high station in which Providence has placed you, but also because I believe that the merits of Bishop Burnet's Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles are well known to, and duly appreciated by, your Grace.
My earnest desire, My Lord, has been to make this valuable work still more useful to the church of England. Should my
efforts be even in the least degree successful, I shall, I