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THE

CALCUTTA

OHRISTIAN OBSERVER.

EDITED BY

CHRISTIAN MINISTERS OF VARIOUS DENOMINATIONS.

VOL. V.

JANUARY TO DECEMBER,

1836.

Calcutta:

PRINTED AT TAR BAPTIST MISSION PRESS, CIRCULAR ROAD ;

AND SOLD

BY MRSBRS. THACKER AND CO. AND ALL OTHER BOOKSELLERS.

1836.

THE NEW YEK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

CONTENTS.

.

ESSAYS, &c.

Page

Alphabet of Scripture Passages for the Young, ..............

527
America : Missionary Efforts of Christians, United States, . ..... 280, 321
-, Maternal Associations, '..

489
Appeal on behalf of the Calcutta Christian Tract and Book Society, .. ..... 463
A sám : Appeal on behalf of the Lalongs, Mikírs, and other Tribes,......... 157
- Journal of a tour through the Mikír Hills, ......

164
Barmah : Additional Notices regarding the Karens,...

105
-, Letter from a Missionary to a Friend,.......

461
Bible and Tract Societies, Union and Universality of practice recommended, .. 573
- Subjects for their consideration, ........

67
Bráhmans, Kúlin, Polygamy amongst them, ............................. 57
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Satisfactory results of the above and other notices, .......

150
-, Instances of eight to sixty-four wives,. ......

257
Bhrátridwitiyá, Ceremony amongst the Nágpurians, .....

251
Boarding-Schools for Natives-Usefulness of them, ........

305
Chhotá Nágpur, Sketch of,......

....43 567
Christianity and Idolatry, Blessings and Evils, ..........

617
Christians, Responsibility to remain in India,.........

174
- Hints as to proper disposal of money amassed in India,

574
Obligations to labor for the Salvation of the Heathen,

630

Conversion, Education not necessary to,..............

29

- On the means of, by the Rev. W. Buyers,...

34

, On teaching as a means of. By the same, ....

198

- Note on the above, by the Rev. W. S. Mackay, ........

201

- of a Native Preacher of Katak, Ráma Chandra Jáchak,...

224

Critical Observations on Colossians i. 15-20,.....

626

Durga Pújá, Impropriety of attendance at, ....

505

Education not necessary to Conversion, ...

29

- Progress of. in India- the Rev. A. Duff's exertions in

144

Central India, Lodiáná, Mírat, Agrá, Lakhnau,

145

Native Hints on economy of means, ........................... 249

Hints for introduction of parts of Scripture, ..................... 256

Emblematic Morals “ Qanun-i-Islam," by Cinsurensis,

125

Enigmatical Composition in Bengali, .....

456

Faith, its influence in furtherance of the Gospel, .....

444

Fashionable Amusements, Lawfulness of Christians attending, by “ Phila-

lethes." ................ ........... .. ...........

85
”_ Reply to the Foregoing: by · Philo-Philalethes, ............ 119

- Rejoinder, .....:::::......::::: :::::: ::::...

188

Attendance of Christians indefensible, “A Friend,"............ 202

-"J. B. C." in reply to “ Philalethes," .....

238

" Philo-Philalethes" in reply to “ Philalethes," ............ 188, 292

Festivals, Hindu,.......... 39, 91, 135, 195, 253, 310, 350, 401, 462, 524,591,
Impropriety of attendance at the Durga Pujá, ...

505

France, Efforts of the Ministry in the promotion of religious instruction,......

General Assembly's Mission, Vindicated by the Rev. W. S. Mackay, ...... 78, 138

Geology and Natural Religion, Connection between, ..

and the Mosaic History connected, .................. 329, 401, 449, 493

Germany, Interesting custom in calling the Night-watches, ....

278

Gospel, Progress of, dependant on Prayer and the Holy Spirit,........

337

Influence of Faith in its furtherance, ......................... 444

Government Servants precluded, or not, from religiously instructing private

servants, ......

.... 576

646

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