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NUMBER IV.

South Carolina-Annual Convention;

Parochial Reports; Coloured Com-

Theological.-On the Management of municants ; Society for advance-

Sunday Schools

105

ment of Christianity; Mission a-

An Earnest Persuasive to the frequent

ries

159

Receiving of the Holy Communion.

Sunday Schools

160

Supposed to have been written by General Theological Seminary; Bish-

the late Bishop Seabury

106

op's Fund

161

Sermon.--No. Xur. On Psalm cxlv. Increase of the Church

162
1, 2. Objections to the Daily Publick North American Indians-Extracts

Worship of God considered 117 from Mr. Hodgson's Journal, (con-

Review of Watson's Observations on

tinued from p. 136.)

ib.

“ Southey's Life of Wesley" 122

Family Prayer Book

166

Poetry--Extract from the Messiah, To Correspondents

168

translated from the original Ger-

man of Klopstock, (continued from

NUMBER VI.

p. 99.)

128

Relig. Intell---Domestick--.Confirina- Theological.-On an Incorrect Reading

tions, and Missionary Meetings at

of 1 Tim. iv. 16.

169

Boston--General Missionary Society 129 Sermon.--No. XV. On Luke xxi.

New York-35th Annual Convention,

29–31. The Signs of the Times 172

(continued from p. 102.)

130

The last Days of James JI.

176

Theological Seininary

133 Plain Remarks by a Parish Minister,

Fast Day in Easter Week

ib.

on the Official Reply of the Me.

South Carolina-Annual Meeting of thodists to Southey's Life of Wes-

the Convention-Recommendation

ley

181

of the Gospel Advocate

ib.

On the Descent of Christ into Hell 186

North American Indians-Missionary Poetry

192

Stations at Elliot and Brainerd 134

Extract from the Messiah, translated

Foreign-Bombay ; Death of Mr.

from the original German of Klop-

Newell

136

stock, (continued from p. 157.) 193
To Correspondents

ib. Rolig. Intell.--General Theological

Seminary--Address of the Trus.

NUMBER V.

tees

196

South Carolina-Society for the ad-
Theological.-Inquiry concerning the

vancement of Christianity--twelfth

Opbir of the Scriptures

137 Report

197

The Duty of the true Christian, Natchez-New Episcopal Church 198

translated from a French Tract 139 North American Indians--Further

Sermon.--No.XIV. On Psalın li. 9, 10. ib. Extracts from Mr. Hodgson's

On Religious Novels

146

Journal

199

On a Union of different Denomina-

tions of Christians

147

NUMBER VII.

Prayer for Spring. Translated from

Erasmus

152 Theological.--On the controverled

On the Forın of Ordination

ib.

Text, 1 John v. 7.

201

Review of Watson's Observations on

Bible without Note or Comment 208

Southey's Life of Wesley,” (con- Sermon.-No. XVI. On Mark ix.

tinued from p. 128.)

153

28, 29. The Dumb and Deaf

Poetry-Extract from the Messiah,

Spirit cast out

210

translated from the original Ger- Opinion of an Honest Sceptick on

man of Klopstock, (continued from

Stuart's Letters

217

157 On the Charge of Popish Corruptions

Hymn for Epiphany

153

in the Church

218

Relig Intell.--Massachusetts Episcopal On the Metrical Psalms and Hymns

Missionary Society--Annual Meet-

annexed to the Prayer Book 219

ing; Officers ; Funds

ib.

Review of Allen's Abridgment of

Confirmation at Dedham

159 Burner's History of the Reforma-

tion

223

-

Theological.-Criticism Romans
viii. 19, 22.

265
On God's Foreknowledge

266
On Conversion

267
Sermon.-No. XVIII. On James ii. 1. 269
Concordate, or Bond of Union be-

tween the Catholick Remainder of
the Ancient Church of Scotland,
and the Church of Connecticut

273

Review of Bancroft's Sermons 276

Poetry-Extract from the Messiah,

translated from the original Ger-

man of Klopstock, (continued from

p. 259.)

289

Relig. Intell.-- Domestick and Foreign

Missionary Society--Extracts

from the Address of the Board

of Directors

200

General Theological Seminary--
Annual Report

292
Palestine Mission--Letter of the
Reverend Pliny Fisk

295
Connecticut-Ordinations

296

To Correspondents

ib.

1, 2.

Theological.-Comment on 2 Peter iii.
15, 16.

297

Sermon.No

xix.

On Heb. xii.

ib.

The Influence of Christianity on

the Savage Character Extracts
from Heckewelder's Narrative,
(continued from p. 243.)

302
On the Papal Dispensation of Oaths 307
Review of Bancroft's Sermons, (con-
tinued from p. 289.)

311
Poetry-Hymn sung at the Con.

secration of the Monumental
Church, Richmond

329
Relig. Intell.- New Hampshire-- An-

nual Convention--- Proceedings ;
Parochial Reports; State of the

Church, &c.

Maryland --Annual Convention----

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Relig. Intell.-Massachusetts—Annu-

al Convention ; Reports of Stand-

ing Committee on Alterations in

Constitution and printing Jour-

nals

228

Parochial Reports: Recapitulation 229

Parish Libraries ; Defect in Paro-

chial Returns ; Standing Commit-
tee : Delegates to Diocesan and
General Conventions

230

Massachusetts Missionary Society-

Representation of, and Statement

of Treasurer

ib.

Resolution of Convention recom.

mending Missionary Society 231

Connecticut Convention

ib.

Mission to Africa

232

Plan for a Free Church

ib.

Episcopal Acts

ib.

To Correspondents

ib.

NUMBER VIII.

Theological.—On the Received Trans-

lation of the Scriptures

233

Brief Argument in Favour of Epis-

copacy, from Stackhouse's Body

of Divinity

238

The lofluence of Christianity on the

Savage Character--Extracts from

Heckewelder's Narrative

239

Sermon.-No. XVII. On Nehemiah

ii. 17. Delivered in Boston, be-

fore the Convention of the Protes-

tant Episcopal Church of the

State of Massachusetts, June 19,

1822

243

On Conduct towards other Denomi-

nations, extracted from Bishop

White's Address to the Conven-

tion of Pennsylvania

250

Hieronymus, in Reply to P. C. 253

On Parochial Visitations

254

Poetry-Extract from the Messiah,

translated from the original Ger.

man of Klopstock, Book II. (con.

tinued from p. 195.)

256

Relig.. Inteli.-. Pennsylvania-.Thir-

ty-eighth Annual Convention ;

Člergy; Congregations ; Bishop's

Address; Episcopal Acts ; Reli-

gious Societies; Funds

259

Removals ; Parochial Reports ;

Standing Committee; Delegates 260

Boston Society for promoting Chris-

tianity among the Jews, Circular

Letter

261

North American IndiansFurther

Extracts from Mr. Hodgson's

Jourgal, (continued from p. 200.) 262

Abstract of Journals; Bishop's

Remarks

323

Missionary Society; Local Theolog.

ical Seminary

324

State of the Church, Parochial Re-

325

Connecticut Domestick Missions 326

ports, &c.

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Sermon.-No. XX. On Luke ix. 6.

Theological.--Remarks upon Luke

Delivered at Portsmouth, N. H.

xvi. 9, and Hebrews xii. 17. 329 before the Seventh Biennial Con-

Bishop Griswold's Address to the

vention of the Eastern Diocese,

Seventh Biennial Convention of

Sept. 25, 1822.

366

the Eastern Diocese, at Ports- The Forms of the Church opposed

mouth, September 25, 1822. 330 to Formality

373

History of St. Peter's Church, Sa- Review of Bancroft's Sermons, (con-
lem
340 tinued from p. 322.)

379
On the Right of Prive te Judgment 344 Relig. Intell.--New Jersey--Thirty-

Poetry—The Age of Benevolence 353 ninth Annual Convention ; Paro.

Relig. Intell.- Eastern Diocese-Se-

chial Returns

388

venth Biennial Convention ; Pro-

Summary; Bishop's Remarks; Gen-

ceedings

356 eral Theological Seminary; Gen-

Supply of Vacant Parishes; Support

eral Missionary Society

390

of the Episcopate; Uniform Sys- Bishop's Powers; Committees; Ap-

tem of Catechetical Instruction ;

pendix

391

Committees, &c.

357 South Carolina--Confirmation at

Vermont-Annual Convention ; Ab.

Charleston

392

stract of Journals for 1820, 1821,

Massachusetts-Ordination and Con-

and 1822 ; Constitution
ib. firmation at Newton

ib.

Parochial Reports ; Committees ; Foreign-Portugal-Suppression of
Canons
358 Convents and Nunneries

ib.
Pennsylvania-Ordination at Phila- To Correspondents

ib.
delphia

ib.

TIIE

GOSPEL ADVOOATE.

“ Knowing that I am set for the defence of the Gospel.” Phil. i. 17.

No. 13.]

JANUARY, 1822.

[No. 1. Vol. II.

THEOLOGICAL.

TO THE PATRONS OF THE GOSPEL

ADVOCATE.

been extended, of those whose praise the conductors would most covet; and ani

mated by such encouragements, they At the commencement of a new year, enter on the duties of their second the conductors of the Gospel Advocate year, in the confident expectation that consider it as a fit occasion to implore both the subscribers, aud the distant the blessing of almighty God upon their contributors to their work, will increase future labours, and to express their their patronage, and with prayer to gratitude to him, that he hath been the almighty Source of light and love, pleased to prosper their past exertions. that he, without whose aid all labours

In saying that their exertions have would be ineffectual, will be pleased been prospered, they wish not to to illuminate, and guide, and control be understood as magnifying their them. merits or their success. A periodical To promote the honour of God's holy publication like theirs has, in its in- name, and the knowledge and revefancy, to struggle with many disad- rence of his holy word, it will be, as vantages. Expenses constantly accu. it has been, their endeavour, to guard mulating, wbich the increase of sub- themselves, upon every subject, against scriptions does not equal, until the the narrow feelings of party; and to character of the work is established, take an expanded and liberal view of reuder its fate precarious; and in most all that is connected with the Christian cases it is not till the expiration of the religion. When they speak of liberalifirst year, that any calculation can be ty, however, they wish to be understood formed, as to the probability of its in the proper sense of that much abused permanence. In the case of the Gos- term. By expanded and liberal views, pel Advocate, therefore, the conductors they mean those views of Christian feel themselves much encouraged by doctrine, discipline and worship, which the circumstance, that notwithstanding result from an examination of the whole the low prices at which it has been Christian church, as it has existed in sold, the number of subscribers is near- all ages, and in all places. The moly adequate to the expenses. The ment men confine their views to the patronage of the publick, has been habits and practices of the small spot gradually increasing, from month to which they themselves inhabit, their month, and the work is beginning to vision becomes contracted. The smallcirculate in the extremities of the union. . est of their own observances appear to What is of still more consequence, it has be as important as the first principles met with the approbation, wherever it has of the doctrine of Christ; and the con2

ADVOCATE, VOL. II.

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