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Φιλοσοφίαν δε ου σην Στωικών λίγω, ουδε την πλατωνικήν, ή την 'Επι-
CLEM, ALEI. Strom. L. 1.
HOLDSWORTH AND BALL,
18, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.
For JANUARY, 1830.
Art. I. 1. New Model of Christian Missions to Popish, Mahometan,
and Pagan Nations, explained, in Four Letters to a friend. By the Author of “ Natural History of Enthusiasm." 8vo. pp.
124. Price 3s. London. 1829. 2. Letters on Missions. By William Swan, Missionary in Siberia.
With an Introductory Preface, by William Orme, Foreign Secretary to the London Missionary Society. 12mo. pp. Ixiv, 280.
Price 5s. London. 1830. IT T was the prediction of one of the brightest luminaries of
the seventeenth century, that, whenever living, powerful religion should recover its energy, it would disclain the limits of a party. Nor is it to be thought,' he adds, 'that religion mo*dified by the devised distinctions of this or that party, will ever be the religion of the world. But the
that makes us return into a state of life, will bring us into a state of unity, in Divine light and love. Then will all the scan
dalous marks and means of division among Christians vanish, ' and nothing remain as a test or boundary of Christian com
munion, but what hath its foundation, as such, in plain reason . or express 'revelation. Then, as there is one body and one Spirit, will that Almighty Spirit so animate and form this • body, as to make it every where capable of spreading and • propagating itself, and to increase with the increase of God. • Then shall the Lord be one, and his name one, in all the • earth.' *
A hundred and thirty years have elapsed since this warning voice was sounded in the ears of the Church; and must we say, that we are apparently no nearer to the state of unity into which it is here supposed we must return before Christianity
* Howe's Works, Vol. iii. P.
470. VOL. III.N.S.