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CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.
LITERARY Policy of the Church of Rome
Methodist Quarterly Review, for July, 1844.
Sixteen Lectures on the Causes, Principies, and Results of the
Cours de Droit Naturel, professé à la Faculté des Lettres de
Catholicism compatible with Republican Government, and in
Edward Morton. By s. 8. C. P. Clerkenwell, Esq. VI. THE Recent ELECTION
The Recent Election. The Democratic Policy. VII. LITERARY Notices AND CRITICISMS
1. THE CHURCH Against No-Church
The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany, January,
1845. Art. VI. The Church. II. SALVE FOR THE Bire of The Black Serpent
Onguent contre la Morsure de la Vipère Noire, composé par le
2. The Excellence of Goodness. A Serinon preached in the
Church of the Disciples in Boston, January 26, 1845. By the IV. Miss FULLER AND REFORMERS
249 V. CATHOLIC MAGAZINE AND OURSELVES Woman in the Nineteenth Century. By S. Margaret Fuller.
258 The United States Catholic Magazine and Monthly Review. Edited by Rev. CHARLES I. White and Very Rev. M. SPAULD
ING, D. Ď. Vol. IV. No. III. March, 1845. VI, LITERARY NOTICES AND MISCELLANTES
THANIEL WARD. Edited by David PULSIFER.
American Review. By R. HILDRETH, Author of “Theory of
By W. J. O'Neill Daunt, Esq.
Art. I. — A Discourse of Matters pertaining to Religion. By THEODORE PARKER.
Little & Brown. 1842. 8vo.
In our last Review, we established the fact, that the Transcendentalists assume, as their rule of faith or method of philosophizing, the truth and rectitude of human nature ; that man in his spontaneous or instinctive nature, which we identified with the inferior or sensitive soul, is the measure or criterion of truth and goodness; and therefore, that, in order to ascertain what is proper for us to believe or to do, we have only to ascertain what our nature spontaneously or instinctively approves. We now proceed to consider the second fundamental principle we have charged them with maintaining, namely,
RELIGION IS A FACT OR PRINCIPLE OF HUMAN NATURE.
In strictness, perhaps, the Transcendentalists do not mean to assert that religion itself is a fact or principle of human nature, but simply, that it has its principle and cause in human nature; and, consequently, this second principle might be resolved into the third principle we enumerated, namely, All the religions which have been or are have their principle and cause in human nature. It is possible that we should have been more strictly scientific in our analysis, if we had omitted the second proposition altogether, and embraced the whole teachings of the school within the first and third. Nevertheless, there is a sense in which the second proposition is true, and includes a portion of the teachings of the school, which we could not, without some inconvenience, discuss otherwise than under a separate head.
VOL. II. NO. IV.