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CONTENTS.

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Academical Sermons, by Professor Hussey

48
Agricultural Distress

178
Azeglio's Ettore Fieramosca

374

Burial of the Dead, and the Burial Service .

82

Clericus Hibernicus on the Irish Articles

317
Crisis, (The)

246

Ecclesiastical Supremacy of the Crown

157

Holy Eucharist, (The Sacrifice in the)

33

Illustrations of the State of the Church during the Great Rebellion 113, 288

John Calvin

298

Kavanagh's (Miss) Women in France

344
Lamb's (Dr.) “ Aratus"

242
Lewis on the influence of Authority

22, 219
Life and Correspondence of Robert Southey

65, 144
Marriages and the Marriage Service

325
Monk's Anglican Chant Book

197
Montgomery's Christian Life

278

Notes on Recent Pamphlets

313

Oratorian Hymns

212

Pamphlets of the Month

357

Parochial Work, Office, and Means

261
Reviewer of Stephen's Irish Prayer Books, in reply to Dr. Elrington and
Mr. Clay

187
Scholastic Doctrine of Baptism, (The)
Sharpe's Decorated Windows

236
Theory and Practice of Domestie Worship

52

Thompson's Original Illustrated Ballads

18

Treatment of Dissenters

129

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REVIEWED OR NOTICED.

Abraham's (Rev. C. J.) Festival and Lenten Lectures
Alford's Greek Testament
Badeley's (Mr.) Speech before the Judicial Committee of the Privy

Council

Bennetts (Rev. W. B.) Letters to his Children

Best's (Rev. S.) Parochial Institutions

Blunt's (Rev. J.J.) Four Sermons preached before the University of

Cambridge

Book of Common Prayer, &c., according to the use of the Church

of Scotland

Brechin's (Bishop of) Plea for Sisterhoods

Carwithen's (J. B. S.) History of the Church of England

Child's New Lesson Book

324

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City of God, (The) a Vision

Cottage Prints from Sacred Subjects

Cox's (Mr. J. C.) Plea for Parochial Boarding Schools

Daily Steps towards Heaven

Douglass's (Rev. C. E.) Doctrine of Holy Baptism briefly explained in

its practical uses

Flowers and Fruit, and Scholar's Nosegay

Garden in the Wilderness

Gauntlett's (Dr.) Stabat Mater, with Latin and English Words, set to

Eight Melodies, Ancient and Modern
Gauntlett's (Dr.) Christmas Carols
Hale's (Archdeacon) Duties of Priests and Deacons
Harington's (Rev. E. C.) Reconsecration, Reconciliation, &c., of

Churches, according to the Law and Practice of the Church

Haslam's (Rev. W.) Cross and the Serpent

Hussey's (Dr.) Letter on the Scripture Argument of the Marriage

Question

Holy Men of Old
Hook’s (Dr.) Nonentity of Romish Saints, and Inanity of Romish Ör-

dinances
Hopkins' (Mr. W. B.) Some Points of Christian Doctrine considered,

with Reference to certain Theories put forth by the Right Hon.

Sir J. Stephen

Horneck’s Heavenly Lives of the Primitive Christians

Introduction to the Study of Gothic Architecture

Irons' (Rev. W. J.) Judgments of the Arches Court, and the Privy

Council

Jackson's (Mr.) Confirmation Address, The Spirit of the World, and the

Spirit which is of God.
Jewell's (Bishop) Views on the two Sacraments

Johnstone's (Mr.) Israel after the Flesh

Joule's (Benjamin) Directorium Chori Anglicanum

Kingsley's (Rev. Charles) Twenty-five Village Sermons

Maitland's (Charles) Apostles' School of Prophetic Interpretation

Manners' (Lord John) Ballads and other Poems

Margaret, an Olden Tale

Mc Caul's (Dr.) Thoughts on Rationalism, Revelation, &c.

Meditations on the Suffering Life on Earth of our LORD and only

SAVIOUR

Neale's (Rev. J. M.) Hymns for the Sick

Neale's (Rev. J. M.) Deeds of Faith

Pearson on the Creed

Ripon’s (Bishop of) Pastoral Letter

Sacred Hymns and Anthems

Scottish Church Society's Tracts .

Sewell's (Rev. W.) Sermons on the Nation, the Church, &c.

Short Conclusions from the Light of Nature

Sperling's (Mr. H.) Church Walks in Middlesex

Story of a Dream

Stories of Holy Men and Women

Teale’s (Rev. W. H.) Education in England, historically considered

Tearle's (Mr.) Questions on Mental Arithmetic

Williams' (Rev. I.) Gospel Narrative of our Lord's Ministry

Woodward's (Rev. Francis) Sermons preached in S. Stephen's Chapel,

Dublin

Wynteros (Rev. J. C.) Hints on Church Colonization

193

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AND

ECCLESIASTIC.

THE SCHOLASTIC DOCTRINE OF BAPTISM.

The Doctrine of Holy Baptism: with remarks on the Rev. W.

Goode's Effects of Infant Baptism.By ROBERT ISAAC WILBERFORCE, M. A., Archdeacon of the East Riding.

London: John Murray, 1849. In every department of literature, and in every branch of science, there are many pretenders to genius and knowledge ; but, as a general rule, even the pretenders know something. The least qualified writer of history has some imperfect acquaintance with dates and facts, and of necessity has looked a little to what others have written. The latest theorist in geology has some idea of the theories broached by others; and the most superficial epitomizer of any science has at least acquired its ordinary terminology. But in theology, once so proudly ranked as “queen” among sciences, the world has been long accustomed to a phenomenon, (which but for the experience of so many years would have seemed incredible, a whole class of writers, and those too the most popular and widely influential, who betray, not merely shallowness and incompetency, but absolute“ innocence” of the whole subject matter of their lucubrations; who use terms without looking farther than their etymology for a meaning; inherit phrases, and create from them doctrines; and boldly dogmatize on all points scriptural and ecclesiastical, with an unconscious absence of as much as a rudimentary knowledge of sacred science. That class of writers has had its day: the present age, so inquisitive on all other subjects, could not be expected to rest satisfied with earnest ignorance in Religion. We may be thankful

Vol. IX.--JANUARY, 1850.

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that the rise of a more learned theology among us has, at least, encountered, if not anticipated, the active infidelity of these searching times.

The work of Archdeacon Robert Isaac Wilberforce on the doctrine of the Incarnation is one of the best examples of this “revival of learning" in our Church. It is a work which will no doubt mould the thoughts, and direct the reading, of hundreds of our younger clergy who are already studying it. The Archdeacon has now published its fitting sequel" The Doctrine of Holy Baptism." "Most opportunely for the Church has this able volume, of one of her best read theologians, appeared at this time; when the controversy is again raised among us as to what is called “ Baptismal Regeneration.” Not that this work is, in any sense, of the ephemeral nature of a mere controversial rejoinder to the reverend gentleman who is alluded to on its title page. It is a discourse on the whole subject of Baptism, with such reference only to Mr. Goode's theories as seemed called for by the prominent position assigned to him in the present controversya position from which he certainly has not shrunk. Before we remark on the details of the work; or notice the peculiar circumstances of our Baptismal controversy; it will be desirable to mark the position in that controversy taken by the Archdeacon, and to give our readers some outline of his present treatise, which,

- notwithstanding even its superiority in some respects—we have designated as a Sequel to the work “on the Incarnation.” Wemay begin our outline in the Archdeacon's own words from his concluding chapter ; which will well open the general view of the subject which he takes.

By the Christian Religion is meant the scheme of Christ's Mediationthat new law whereby it pleased God that in the Humanity of the one atoning Mediator there should be embodied those divine gifts by which the degeneracy of man's nature might be remedied. The appointed means whereby each individual enters into the line of this Regenerate race is Holy Baptism." pp. 290, 297. “Regeneration is the re-creation of man's nature in Christ.” This gift is bestowed upon all to whom Baptism is duly administered.” (p. 298.)—" These assertions (however) bring the Church's doctrine into direct contradiction with the two counter systems by which it is opposed; for they will be found to turn upon the denial of these two assertions—the first maintaining that grace is not bestowed by the Giver, through Baptism; the second, that if bestowed at times it is not bestowed upon all infants to whom Holy Baptism is duly administered.” (p. 299.)

The Archdeacon, in illustrating this, shows, that the objections of those who wholly deny Baptismal grace are founded upon the system of Rationalism ;” are applicable to adult as well as infant Baptism ; and “are directed against the system of Mediation at large." (This part of his argument is so

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