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QUARTERLY REVIEW.

VOLUME II.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY BENJAMIN H. GREENE,

124, WASHINGTON STREET.

1845.

CAMBRIDGE:

METCALF AND COMPANY,

PRINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

No. I.

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II.

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III.

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LITERARY Policy of the Church of Rome

Methodist Quarterly Review, for July, 1844.
The Britisu REFORMATION

Sixteen Lectures on the Causes, Principies, and Results of the
British Reformation. By J. H. Hopkins, D. D., Bishop of the
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Vermont.
JOUFFROY's Ethical System

Cours de Droit Naturel, professé à la Faculté des Lettres de
Paris, par M. Tuo. JOUFFROY. Première Partie. Prolégomènes au
Droit Naturel.
NATIVE AMERICANISM

Catholicism compatible with Republican Government, and in
full Accordance with Popular Institutions. By Fenelon.
EDWARD MORTON

Edward Morton. By s. 8. C. P. Clerkenwell, Esq. VI. THE Recent ELECTION

The Recent Election. The Democratic Policy. VII. LITERARY Notices AND CRITICISMS

IV.

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V.

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130

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No. II.

137

194

III. PARKE

ERISM,

222

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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
Dr. Evariste de Gypendole, Ancien Chirurgien Major de la Vieille
Garde, Médecin Consultant du Roi de Lahore, Grande-Croix de la
Légion d'Honneur, &c., &c.

OR INFIDELITY
1. The Relation of Jesus to his Age and the Ages. A Sermon
preached at the Thursday Lecture in Boston, December 26, 1844.
By THEODORE PARKER, Minister of the Second Church in Rox:

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

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BROWNSON'S •

QUARTERLY REVIEW.

OCTOBER, 1845.

Art. I. — A Discourse of Matters pertaining to Religion. By THEODORE PARKER.

Boston :

Little & Brown. 1842. 8vo.

pp. 504.

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.

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