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AMERICA. Statistics of some of the Baptist Literary and Theological Institutions for the current year.*
The New Hampton Academical and Theological Institution, N. H. Officers of instruction. Rev. Eli B. Smith, Principal and Professor of Biblical Theology and Ecclesiastical History; Rev. J. Newton Brown, Professor of Exegetical and Pastoral Theology; William E. Wording, Professor of the Latin and Greek Languages and Literature; Rev. Amasa Buck, Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. There are also a Tutor, an Instructor in Elocution and a Teacher of Penmanship. There are three departments: 1. the English, terın of study five years, number of students 117; 2. the Classical, term of study three years, number of students 80; 3. tbe Theological, the term of study four years, the number of students 36. Total 273. We omit the female department although large and prosperous, hecause it does not enter into our general plan to furnish notices of female seminaries. The anniversary is on the third Wednesday before the first Monday in September.- The Muine Baptist Theological Institution, at Thomaston. Rev. Calvin Newton, Principal. In Oct., 1838, there were four students in the second year, and five in The first. The Institution has been recently established.- The Baptist Virginia Seminary, at Richmond. R. Ryland, Principal, Elias Dodson, Assistant, present number of students 62. This Seminary has been seven years in operation, and has had in all 243 students, of whom 54 were candidates for the ministry. - The Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution, Mad. Co., N. Y. Officers of instruction. Rev. N. Kendrick, Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology; Rev. J.T. Maginnis, Prof. of Biblical Theology; Rev. T. J. Conant, Professor of Hebrew, and of Biblical Criticism and Interpretation; Rev. G. W. Eaton, Professor of Civil and Ecclesiastical History; Rev. A. C. Kendrick, Professor of the Greek Language and Literature; S. W. TayJor, Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy; J. F. Richardson, Professor of the Latin Language and Literature; P. B. Spear, Tutor in Hebrew Philology and Sacred Antiquities; J. H. Raymond, Tutor in Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, and Belles-Lettres; A. Lamb, Jr., Tutor in the Greek Language. Present number of students 120:-Theological department 16; collegiate department 53; academical or preparatory department 29; shorter course 17; resident graduates 3. The course of study in the academic department extends through two years; the shorter course adds to this two years more, selecting parts from the collegiate and theological conrses; this last occupies two years, the study of the Hebrew language being included in the collegiate course, which, in other respects, has the ordinary arrangement. The commenceinent is on the third Wednesday in August. — Brown University, Providence, R. I. Officers of instruction. Rev. Francis Wayland, President, and Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy; William G. Goddard, Professor of Belles-Lettres; Rev. Romeo Elton, Professor of the Latin and Greek Languages; Rev. Alexis Caswell, Professor of Mathematics and Natnral Philosophy; George I. Chace, Professor of Chemistry, Geology and Physiology; Horatio B. Ilarkett, Professor of Hebrew and of Classical Literature; William Gammell, Professor of Rhetoric; Nathan Bishop, Tutor in Mathematics; and Charles S. Bradley, Tutor in Latin and Greek. Present namber of students 188. Commencement, the first Wednesday in September.
* The officers of other Baptist theological institutions and colleges are requested to send us notices similar to the above.-Ev.
Waterville College, Maine. Officers of instruction. Rev. Robert E. Pattison, President, and Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy; Geo. W. Keely, Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy; Phineas Barnes, Professor of the Latin and Greek languages; Rev, S. F. Smith, Professor of Modern languages; Justin R. Loomis, Professor of Chemistry and Natural History; Edwin Noyes, Tutor in Greek; and Danford Thomas, Tutor in Latin and Mathematics. Number of students 75. Commencement, the second Wednesday in August.- Prof. Caswell, of Brown University, has in a state of forwardness, for the press, an Elementary Treatise on Astronomy, designed as a Text-Book for the use of Colleges and Academies.
ENGLAND. Lord Brougham has published two volumes of Dissertations, as Illustrations of Paley's Natural Theology.- The Escursions in the Interior of Russia, by R. Bremner, in two volumes (1839), are represented by the English journals as being more valuable than ordinary travels in Russia. — No new English work is more highly commended than, Statistics of the Colonies of the British Empire in the West Indies, South America, North America, Asia, AustralAsia, Africa and Europe, by R. M. Martin, 1889, one volume royal octavo.
- A third English edition of Mrs. Sigourney's Letters 10 Mothere, is just out of press,
FRANCE. M. Jaubert is De Sacy's successor as professor of Persian; Mr. Renaud, his successor in Arabic, is preparing a biography of this celebrated oriental scholar.- The new Paris edition of Chrysostom's works in Greek and Latin, in 26 parts, is completed about this time. The works of Basil will follow, in the same elegant style, as also those of Bernard. The minister of Public Instruction has ordered that one foreign, living language be introduced into all the royal colleges of France; the Italian into those situated near Italy, the Spanish into those near the Pyrenees; and either the English or German, at the option of the student, into those of Paris and Versailles.
GERMANY." The university of Leipsic, has for 1839, a list of 94 professors and teachers, of whom the most distinguished in literature and theology, are Hermann, Winer, Heinroth, the best German writer on psychology and anthropology, Wachsmuth, author of the most celebrated work on the Historical Antiquitics of Greece, Krug, author of the excellent Philosophical Dictionary, or rather encyclopedia of intellectual and moral philosophy, including its whole history, Seyffarth, known from his writings on Egyptian hieroglyphics, Nobbe, the editor of Cicero, Klotz, a young philologist of the highest character, coeditor of Jahn's Anpals of Classical Philology, and editor of several classic authors, lligen, Winzer and Grossman. The university of Bonn, has the present year 93 teachers, of whom we mention the names of Freytag, Schlegel and Lassen, in oriental literature; Welcher and Näke (deceased), in classical philology, Augusti, Nitzsch, Rheinwald, Sack, Bleek, Scholz and Klee (the two last Catholics), all distinguished writers in theology. The university of Tubingen, enrolls on its catalogue this year 55 teachers. We will name only Ewald, the orientalist, Bauer, in theology, and Walz in classical literature.- Konigsberg, has 57, the most important of whom are Lübeck, in classical philology, Sieffert, in theology, and Bohlen, in oriental literature.— Giessen, has now 41 teachers; Kuinöl, Credner and Osann, are best known. Erlangen is not extinct; Kaiser, Olshausen, Döderlein (Latin synonyms), von Raumer (Geography of Palestine), Harless, and 37 others are going on as usual.
* Many of our learned subscribers, particularly those devoted to the study of theology and classical literature, regret the paucity of critical articles in this Review ; others, and those not a few in number, complain that we should occupy three or four pages in bibliographical and literary foreign intelligence in which they feel no interest. There must be a little mutual indulgence.-ED.
Some of the German gymnasia in 1839. Frankfort, on the Oder, has 12 teachers and 166 students; the course of study in the gymnasia is six years,nearly equivalent to our Latin schools and colleges put together. Poppo, the ablest editor of Thucydides, is the rector. When will our preparatory and classical schools have such teachers as Poppo, Jacobs, Butmann, Matthiae, Ramshorn, Döring, Rost, Grotofend, Heusinger, Herzog, Schmieder, Siebelis, Lindemann, Friedemann, Melhorn, Moser, Gerlach, Möbius, Meinecke, Gurlitt, Bornemann, Ellendt and Kraft?— Pforta, near Naumberg, one of the oldest and most celebrated gymnasia of Germany, the nursery of the best classical scholars for several generations, has now 15 1eachers and 168 students. It is introducing more of mathematical studies and natural science than formerly. Wittenberg, has 8 teachers and 127 students. Spitzner, author of the most recent and approved school edition of Homer's Iliad, is the rector. Cologne, has two gymnasia. The Catholic gyur:nasium has 13 teachers and 374 stndents. Among the teachers are Göller, editor of Thucydides, second only to Poppo, and best for schools, and Grysar, anthor of the splendid work on the Latin language. Among the most celebrated living teachers in the German gymnasia, we may mention, forthermore, Kraft of Hamburg, the Grotofends of Hanover and Gottingen, Lindemann of Zittau, Herzog of Gera, Siebelis of Bautzen, Schulze and Köpke of Berlin, G. Jacob of Cologne, Bothe of Manheim, Friedemann of Weilburg, Melhorn of Glogau, Moser of Ulm, Wex of Eisleben, Richter of Quedlinburg, Gerlack of Basle, Herbst of Wezlar, Baumgarten-Crusius of Meissen, Struve and Ellendt of Konigsberg, Rost and Wüstemann of Gotha, Kritz of Erfurt, Bach of Fulda, the Orellis of Zurich, Wüllner of Dusseldorf, Förtsch of Naumberg, Schmidt and Stahr of Halle.
The historian and popular writer, von Raumer of Berlin, has recently been presented with a gold medal by Victoria, queen of England.
The third volume of von Cöln's Dogmengeschichte, or History of Theological Sentiments, extending from the Reformation to the present time, has been prepared and published by Neudecker. This important work, the best on the subject, is Münscher's remodelled, by von Cöln, but the learned author died after finishing the second volume. The first volume relates to the ancient church, or the period of the church Fathers, the second to the scholastic age, and the third to modern times. The text is brief and comprehensive, but ihe notes contain very choice and copious extracts from the best original authorities in the language in which they were written. - The third and last volume of Bode's History of Grecian Poetry, mentioned in former numbers, will be pubJished in April.— A second edition of Rückert's Cominentary on the Romans, in two volumes, is just leaving the press. He has also established a “ Magazine for the Exegesis and Theology of the New Testament;" the first number appeared in 1838. It is not designed to discuss theological doctrines at large, but to be limited to the exegetical theology of the New Testament. Indeed, according to his own explanation of the title, it is to be devoted exclusively to the interpretation of the New Testament. His method of interpretation is too rigid for the Germans,—too regardless of philosophical and iheological creeds; but Americans will heartily concur with him in his leading principle: “ Employ all the proper means in thy power to ascertain the true sense of the writer; lend him nothing of thine,-take from him nothing that is his. In other words, never inquire what he ought to say;- never shrink from what he does say. It is thy business to learn and not to teach.” He adds, “ from this principle I cannot depart in the least, although it is unpopular, and I well know what it will cost me and what personal sacrifices I have been obliged already to make.” He has probably been dismissed from office in Zittau. If his judgment were as sound and his spirit as biblical, as his princi
ple is correct and his talent and learning great, he would furnish a splendid illustration of “the martyr spirit.”— These last words suggest the case of the seven dismissed professors of Gottingen. Three of them, Ewald, Jacob Grimm and Dahlmann, have published each a separate desence of their course, in which Grimm is full of wit and terrible sarcasm. Was it wise, was it heroic, for these worthies to write their own “acta martyrum ?" Does not the deed itself speak louder and more nobly?- Prof. F. Rückert (not the commentator) of Erlangen, equally celebrated as an orientalist and a poet, has declined the appointment of being Ewald's successor in the university of Gottingen! Von Hammer has published the fourth volume of his splendid “ Biographical Gallery of distinguished Moslem Rulers of the first seven Centuries of the Mohammedan Era," or from A. D. 600 to 1300.- Professor Ullmann has taken up, in earnest, what he calls “the vital question of our present theology,” in regard to the life of Jesus, in a book entitled, “ Historical or Mythological ?” divided into four parts: 1. What does the establishment of the church through a crucified individual presuppose ? 2. A Critique upon Strauss' Life of Jesus; 3. A public letter to Strauss, on the personality and miracles of Christ; 4. Characteristics of the canonical and apocryphal writings relating to the evangelical history. Thus one bold skeptic has called forth many of the strongest minds in Germany to the long neglected and almost despised study of the Evidences of Christianity. Most of the English works on the subject, relate to a kind of infidelity that among the learned is now mostly extinct. Not only will the “ vital question” fix what bas long been fluctuating among the Germans, the historical basis of Christianity,for themselves, but will, by meeting the new and now prevalent mode of attack, supply a great deficiency in our apologetic theology.- H. Reuchlin has commenced a very interesting and important work, “ History of Port-Royal," or the contest between the reformed and the Jesuit Catholicism under Louis XIII and XIV. The first volume will appear next month.- Maurer's brief grammatical and critical (Latin) commentary on the Old Testament is progressing; the Psalms are fioished and the twelve Minor Prophets will appear in a few days.*_ The following works for Jacobs and Rost's Bibliotheca Greca, are in press; select parts of Aristophanes, by A. Seidler; Herodotus, in four volumes, by C. Struve; Homer's Odyssey, by G. W. Nitzsch; Select parts of Lucian, by C. Struve.t- As an instance of unprecedented enterprise, we may mention the publication of all the early monuments of German national literature in one uniform body, by Basse, a bookseller of Quedlinburg. Many distinguished scholars are employed in the collection, and several valuable works, never besore published, relating to the history and literature of the Middle Ages, have been discovered among the refuse of old libraries, and several of these bave in a short time passed twenty or thirty editions. — A beau!iful and cheap edition of Winckelmann's entire works in German, never before collected into one set, is in a course of publication at Dresden. His chief work, “ History of Ancien: Art,” in German, appears first and may be bad separately at little expense.- Prof. T. Hitzig, has commenced a brief commentary or “ Exegetical Manual of the Old Testament,” afier the style of De Wette's “ Exegetical Manual of the New Testament,” which is also now in progress. Vol. I, which is just from the press, contains the twelve Minor Prophets.- The best and most complete account of Japan, according to Ritter, is io P. F. Siebold's “Nipun, or Archives for the Description of Japan,” begun in 1832, and continued to the present tine.- A. Ermann's Travels round the Earth, tbrough Northern Asia, Berlin, 1838, are exciting considerable attention in England as well as in Germany.
* See Dec. No. of 1833, p. 629.
| See June No. of 1838, p. 318,
| AMARIAH Joy, at Farmington, Me., Dec. 5. LUTHER CRAWFORD, in Brooklyn, N, Y., James A. KEYs, at Auburn, Mich., Nov. 1. Feb. 13, aged 33.
| Marshall W. LELAND, at Washington, Thomas Douglass, in S. C., Aug. 15, aged D. C., Jan. 3. 90.
| E. T. MANNING, at Orleans co., N. Y. Oct., JAMES GARCELON, in Lewiston, Me., Dec. 31. 28, aged 77.
JESSE MILLER, at Laughery, Dearborn co., Simeon P. GRISWOLD, in West Meredith, Ia., Feb. 1. Del. Co., N, Y., Feb. 21.
| THOMAS MURRAY, at Hodgdon, Me., Feb.16. WILLIAM J. PRITCHETT, in Ni.
ROBERT MYERs, at Andover, Vi., Nov. 7. Amos REED, in Packersville, Ct., aged 80. PUTNAM OWENS, at Smithfield, Va., Nov. ALEXANDER RIDDLER, in Peoria Co., II.,
.. 19. Oct. 7, aged 35.
ROSWELL C. Palmer, at Hermitage VilJOSEPH SHEPPARD, in Camden, N. Y., Dec. lage, Gen. Co., N. Y., Dec. 12. 13, aged 52.
H. L. Þettus, ai Russell's Spring, Tenn., PETER SIMonson, in Greenwich, N. J., Jan. 13. Jan. 9.
EDWIN D, REED, at Morrisville, N. Y., HENRY SMALLEY, in Roadstown, N. J., Nov. 21. Feb. 11, aged 80.
Joseph Rock, at Goochland Co., Va., Dec. 6. WILLIAM' SPENCER, in Jacksonville, Ill., GEORGE N. Roe, at Hopewell, Ont. Co., N. Sept., aged 70.
Y., Feb. William Tande, Bethel, Christian Co., Joan H. Rosco, at Batavia, N. Y., Dec. 19. Ky., Oct. 12, aged 60.
E. S. SMITH, at Elba, Genessee Co., N. Y., LEVI WALKER, JR., in Griswold, Ct., Feb. Feb. 27. 2, aged 28.
JESSE H. Smith, at Bath, Medina Co.,' Lewis Williams, in St. Louis Co., Mo., Ohio, Oct. 10. Nov. 16.
WILLIAM STEELE, at Clinton Hill, Ill., ORDINATIONS.
Sept 2. CHARLES . Adams, at Long Branch ch., STEPHEN TAYLOR, at Sodus, N. Y., Feb. 8. Va., Dec. 24.
WILLIAM TILLINGHAST, at Franklinville, SAMUEL Apsit, at Weedsport, Cay. Co., N. Y., Nov. 14. N. Y., Dec, 12.
CHARLES Van Loon, at Westfield, Mass., DAVID A VERY, at Bloomfield, Ct., Feb. 6. 1 Feb, 27. AUGUSTUS 0.' Bacon, at Walthourville, ABRAHAM WADE, JR., Concord, Erie Co., Liberty Co., Ga., Jan. 12.
Penn., Jan. 23. A. C. Bárrell, at Laona, N. Y., Feb. 7. | ALONZO 'Wadhams, at Covert, N. Y., Nov. JACOD BLAIN, at Pompey, N. Y., Feb. 14. 21. William BROOKS, at Mineral ch., Chatham CONSTITUTION OF CHURCHES. Co. N. C., Dec. 16.
| At Whitesville, Alleghany Co., N.Y., July William L. Brows, at Ann Arbor, Mich., 7. Feb. 14.
At Beaver Creek, Bond Co., II., July 27. DANIEL D. BRUNSON, at Edgefield dist., s. At New Canton, Va., Sept. C., Jan. 20.
| At Brownsville, Jefferson Co., N.Y., Oct. 2. Isaac BUTTERFIELD, at Cicero, Onon. Co., At Cynthiana, Pike Co., Ohio, Oct. 21. N. Y., Feb. 6.
At Hartford Co., Ky., Oct. 27. VOLNEY CHURCH, at Macedon, Wayne Co., At Canfield's Corner, Tioga Co., N. Y., N. Y., Feb. 14.
Nov. 1. J. Milton COBURx, at Effingham, N. H., At Preston, Chenango Co., N. Y., Nov. 27. Feb. 21.
At Fauquier Co., Va., Dec. 2.
At Paris, Me., Dec. 6.
At Jarvis Gore, Me., Jan. 17.
| At Cainden, Oneida Co., Jan. 24. AMBLER Epson, at Plymouth, Vt.
At East Greenwich, R. I., Jan. 30. Charles Fabran, at Felchville, Vt., Jan. 29, At N. Y, city, Tabernacle ch., Mulberry Thomas H. Ford, at l'ayson, Adams Co., st., Jan. 30. III., Oct. 29.
At Jackson, Jackson Co., Mich., Jan. 30.
At Amity, Me., Feb. 15.
In West Wrentham, Mass., Nov. 27.
In Thomaston, Me.
In East Monmouth, Me., Jan. 9.