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Fichte's Philosophy; delight in the contemplation of the highest

spiritual truths ; sacerdotal religions; personal revelation; man-

kind designed for progress; the first direction of the religious

tendency is towards idolatry; the internal world the perennial

fountain of good; mental philosophy, 76–80; a Letter on the

Dangers of Ordination in Churches with endowed Articles of

Faith, 80–90; Gieseler's Ecclesiastical History, 90; Degerando

du Perfectionnement Moral, Liberty; Free-will and Desire; Con-

science, 90-92; Gieseler's Church History, St. Boniface and

Pope Gregory III; lawful kinds of food, 92—93; Michelet's

History of France, 93; expectation of having one of his nieces

(Beck) from Seville, to reside with him, 93; Captain Curtain and

the purchase-money for his son's company, 93; Lucian, 94 ; his

health, 94; Lucian's Vera Historia, and Swift's Gulliver's Travels,

95; his violin, 95; Letter from Dr. Channing, popish explosion

at Oxford ; Romanism, its foundations in our nature; dread of

innovation reacting against the spirit of reform; ultra-conserva-

tives exposed to fanaticism ; the necessity that a nobler form of

Christianity should be preached; Unitarianism; whence is salva-

tion to come; War; the courage of soldiers; the sense of honour ;

general unfaithfulness to Christian principles, 95-97; Lucian's

account of Alexander the Pseudomantis, 98–99; Roman Philo-

sophy in the 2nd century; Aulus Gellius ; Cicero,—the question

of deviation from right for the sake of a friend, 99–100; the in-

crease of Roman Catholicism in England, 100—101; Mr. Beck

(his cousin) 101-102; Dionysius of Halicarnassus,—Niches, or

Chapels, in Spanish,-Retablos, to the Entrance-Heroes; Chris-

tian ceremonies derived from the ancients; Heathen and Jewish

Slavery, 102–104; Letter to Dr. Channing, his health,-imagi-

nation in Religion; the origin of the Oxford School of Theology ;

Unitarianism, its alleged coldness; his confidence in God, and

hopes of great results from the Christianity he held, 104-108 ;

Mrs. Whately, 108; writes in Spanish, 108; is visited by his

niece, 109; Dr. Hawkins, 109-110; Letter from Professor

Powell, the controversies of Oxford, -the importance of the pursuit

of truth, 110-111; Letter to Professor Powell, 112; Abraham, as

the representative of faithfulness to Conscience and Truth, 112—

113; Mrs. Whately, 113; Letter from , Dr. Hampden and the

Oxford Party, 113–114; Enthusiasm, what it is, 115-118; Letter

from Dr. Channing,—the province of Imagination in Religion ;

Historical Christianity ; Supernaturalism; the sacredness of Na.

ture; the Church of England ; Trinitarian Controversy in En-

gland, 118-120; reply to Dr. Channing, on the province of
Imagination in religion, 121–123; the assurance of hope as con-


LETTER TO THE Rev. J. H. Thom.
(Reviewing his Religious History from 1826 to 1839.)

185; Salvador on the doctrine of Christ, 186–188; Letter to Dr.

Channing,—Music,-Pain as viewed by the Mystics,-Spain,-Dr.

Follen, 188—190; Journal, 190—192; Lamartine, 192—193;

Prescott's Ferdinand and Isabella, 193—194; Letter from Dr.
Channing,—Pain,-Goethe's correspondence with a child, -Music,
-Don Quixote, 194–6; St. John xviii. 37, 38, 196—197; pro-

poses to himself a History of the Inquisition, 197—199; his son's

promotion, 199; Letter to Lord Holland, 200—201; Letter from

Professor Norton, 201—202; removes to Lodgings in the neigh-

bourhood of Liverpool, 202; the Scriptures in the hands of the

Church,-Thomas Aquinas, 204; state of his health, 204-206;

Letter to Professor Norton, Historical evidence of Christianity,

list of his writings,-postscript to Miss Norton, 207—209; Dr.

Paulus, 209–211; his sufferings, 212; death of Lord Holland,

212; Letters on occasion of, 213—216; Senior (N. W.) 216 ;

the Rev. Henry Bishop, his offer of assistance, 217; Letter from

Professor Powell,—the fable of the Church,-Lord Lyndhurst, 218

-219; Letter to Professor Powell, 219-220; Letter from Dr.

Dickinson, Bishop of Meath, 220; Letter from Professor Norton,

221–222; preparations for death, 223; Letter to the Secretary

of the African Civilization Society, 223—224; Letter to Professor

Norton,-his religious convictions,—the workings of opinion

upon different characters, 224-226; to Miss L , his health,

dogmatic religion, 226-228; an instance of his considerate kind-

ness, 229; close of the year 1840, 230.

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