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April 28. The new Unitarian Church in Keene, N. H., dedicated. Introductory prayer and reading of the scriptures, by Mr Barrett of Boston; Dedicatory prayer, by Dr Bancroft of Worcester; Sermon, by Mr Sullivan of Keene, from John viii, 32, And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free;' Concluding prayer, by Mr Abbot of Peterborough.

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May 19. Mr William Newell, of the Theological School at Cambridge, ordained as Pastor of the first Congregational Church and Society in Cambridge. Introductory prayer, by Mr Francis of Watertown; Reading of the Scriptures, by Mr Stetson of Medford; Sermon, from 1 Cor. xvi, 14, 'Let all your things be done with charity,' by Mr Greenwood of Boston; Ordaining prayer, by Mr Parkman of Boston; Charge, by Dr Flint of Salem; Right hand of Fellowship, by Mr Barlow of Lynn; Address to the Society, by Mr Young of Boston; Concluding prayer, by Mr Walker of Charles


May 19. Mr John Fessenden, late a Tutor in Harvard University, ordained as Minister of the First Congregational Church and Society in Deerfield. Introductory prayer, and reading of the Scriptures, by Mr Bailey of Greenfield; Sermon, by Dr Lowell of Boston, from Rom. xiv, 22, Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God;' Ordaining prayer, by Mr Rogers

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of Bernardston; Charge, by Dr Willard, formerly of Deerfield, now of Hingham; Right hand of Fellowship, by Mr Noyes of Brookfield; Address to the Society, by Mr Lamson of Dedham ; Concluding prayer, by Mr Barrett of Boston.

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May 20. Mr Amos Clarke ordained as associate Pastor with Mr Townsend, of the First Congregational Church and Society in Sherburne. Introductory prayer, by Mr Ripley of Waltham; Reading of the Scriptures, by Mr Thompson of Natick; Sermon, by Dr Kendall of Plymouth, from Acts iii, 26, Unto you first, God having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities ;' Ordaining prayer, by Mr Ritchie of Needham ; Charge, by Dr Pierce of Brookline; Right Hand of Fellowship, by Mr Sanger of Dover; Concluding prayer, by Mr White of Dedham.

May 23. Mr Beede, late Pastor of the First Congregational Church and Society in Wilton, N. H., commenced his labors as Minister of the flourishing Unitarian Society in Eastport, Me.

ERRATA OF THE NUMBER FOR MAY.-Page 207, 11th line from top, for commentators, read commentaries; page 208, 11th line from top, for discussions, read dissensions; 14th line, for words, read records



Address, plain and serious, on
the subject of Religion, &c.,
notice of, 239
Affliction, temptations incident to,
253-260-distrust of God, 253—
disposition to exaggerate lost
blessings,254-to the indulgence
of melancholy associations, 255
-to become selfish, 256-mis-
anthropical, 256—and weary of
life, 257

Annotations on the N. T., Dab-
ney's, character of, 132-135
Atonement, Dr Worcester's Trea-
tise on, 60-objections to the
popular theory, 62-65


Belief in mysteries, in the modern
sense of the term, impossible,

Belsham, Rev. Thomas, his char-
acter, 137-142

Bible, how to be read, 202, 203—
qualifications necessary fully to
understand it, 204-206-prac-
tical parts level to every capac-
ity, 206, 207

Bigotry, its spirit not yet extinct,
171-its folly and absurdity, 171

Birth, new, what our Saviour
meant by it, and difficulty felt by
Nicodemus in comprehending
him, 260-263-its necessity at
the present day, 263-proprie-
ty of the language our Saviour
uses in describing it, 263-269
-means by which the change is
effected, 269, 270

Books for children, Bowles's new
series, 135, 136—Juvenile, 240

Calvinists of the present day,
their indifference to the pecu-
liar doctrines of Calvin, 41
Chillingworth, Dr Jortin's opinion
of, 169-denounced in the Spir-
it of the Pilgrims,' 21, 25, 169
Christ, in what sense called
'Wonderful,' 74, 75-'Counsel-
lor,' 75, 76- Mighty God,' 77-
79 Everlasting Father,' 79, 80
-Prince of peace,' 80, 81-
death of, its object, 251, 252–—
in what sense said to bear our
sins, 65, 66
Christianity, Tertullian's testimo-
ny to its extensive diffusion,12—
its claims to our respect, 13, et
seqq.-its doctrines fitted to in-
spire interest, viewed simply as
matters of speculation, 14-its
great moral purpose, 16, 17—
motives to the study of it, 18-21
-its divine origin, 19—its evi-
dences, gather strength by fami-
liarity and time, 20-its influ-
ence, 20, 21-designed and
adapted to be a universal reli-
gion, 237-239

Christians, in what sense said to
have one faith, 51-liberal, feel-
ings with which they should re-
gard their opponents, 39, 47, 48
-worldly, 161-164 specula-
tive, 164-166-inconsistent, 166
Christian doctrine immutable, 151


Christian unity, 49-59
Children, books for, 135, 240
Church, primitive, its liberality,
213, 214-Catholic, sense in
which it uses the terms heretic
and infidel, 215-stopped short

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Fathers, early, not accurate critics,
8-their opinions entitled to lit-
tle reverence, ib.-their trinity
essentially different from the
modern doctrine, ib.-admitted
the strict inferiority of the Son,
9-regarded him as distinct from
the Father, ib.-what they meant
by the assertion that he was of
the same substance with the
Father, ib.-never affirmed the
Father and Son to be one nu-
merically, ib.-supposed the
Son voluntarily begotten
made, ib.-eternal only as attri-
bute of the Father, ib.-cor-


rupted the simple doctrines of
the gospel by an infusion of Pla-
tonism, 10-strictly and proper-
ly Unitarians, ib.-in what sense
they applied the term God to
the Son, 112, note.
Faith, profession of it necessary
to constitute a Christian, 210, et
seqq.-test adopted by the ex-
clusive sect arbitrary and falla-
cious, 211-faith required by Je-
sus and his apostles, 211-213-
by the primitive church, 213-
214-decisions of the catholic
church, 215-opinions of Protes-
tant Trinitarians, 216-220-Uni-
tarians receive all necessary ar-
ticles, 221-an enlightened and
pure, how acquired, 20
France, religious state and pros-
pects of, 143, 144-moral effect
of the revolution in, 145
Fundamental doctrines, no cata-
logue of them can ever be made
out, 52-55


Garden of Gethsemane, our Sa-
viour's distress in, 113-122.
God, importance of just ideas of,
271-erroneous views of his
agency, 271, et seqq-the proper
object of christian worship 28-
30-love to, not precluded by
his invisibility. 276-means of
cultivating it, 35, et seqq.
God, how the term was used in an-
cient times, 77-sometimes
equivalent to hero, or poten-
tate, 78-in what sense applied
to the Saviour by the early Fa-
thers, 112, note
Grace, means of, 241-249
Great minds candid and charita-
ble, 168

Grotius commends the liberality
of the ancient church, 217, 218
-cor.demned to perpetual im-
prisonment, 171

Hales, John, 169
Hare, Bp. his character of William
Whiston, 23-25
'He that is not against us is on
our part,' 38, et seqq.

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Jesus Christ, his name often used
in the Scriptures to signify his
doctrine, 145-151-in what
sense said to be the same yes-
terday, and to-day and forever,'
151-chief end of his mission,
159, 160-regarded by the Fa-
thers of the three first centu-
ries, as inferior to the Father
and distinct from him, 9, 10-
conceptions he teaches us to
form of God, and of man's na-
ture and destiny, 14, 15-moral
object of his instructions, 16,
18-union of the divinity and
humanity in him, according to
Courayer, 282-not so much his
person as his doctrine, which
is the object of the christian re-
ligion, 284-prayer to him not
authorised by the Scriptures,
278-230-his distress in the gar-

den of Gethsemane accounted
for, 114, et seqq.-circumstances
in his character tending to pro-
duce it, 114-117-in his situa-
tion, 117-121

Jortin, Dr John, his liberality,

Justin Martyr, acknowledges the
Son and Father to be two dis-
tinct beings, 9-regarded as
christians all who believed Je-
sus to be the Messiah, 214


Law of Love, 155-158
Liberality and bigotry, 168, et

Liberality of Dr Jortin, 168-170
Locke, the friend of Liberty, 170
-persecuted, ib.-his liberali-
ty, 216-his 'Reasonableness of
Christianity' referred to, 216
Love, law of, 155–158
Love to God formed and strength-
ened by exercise, 35-by re-
flecting on his goodness as dis-
played in outward nature, 35—
and in the exhibitions of moral
beauty, 36-by a regard to our
conceptions of his character, 37,

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