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tradiet each other. It now ap- which the alliance of the church. pears that, August 1814, the pre- es of Christ is to be accomplishsent Pontiff published a bull to ed. The key note appears to restore what his predecessor had
us to be struck, and we expect abolished. This bull probably sweet notes of universal concord occasioned the brief account of to follow. The foundation stone the Jesuits." The Review of it seems to us to be laid, and we is able and interesting. It con- expect to see the temple of union tains much information respect. arise. ing the dangers to which society “In this state of things we are will be exposed by the revival of exceedingly jealous of any instisuch an institution. Towards tution which lags very far bethe close of the Review there is hind the spirit of the age; which a passage which deserves partic. preserves, as a sort of relic, tho ular notice at the present time. temper and bigotry of older days;
“It is a curious fact” says the which threatens to retard the Reviewer, “that at one period march of mind, and to drag us almost every celebrated divine back into those regions of prejuin Europe was more or less oc- dice and intolerance from which cupied with plans for the union we imagined ourselves to have of the various churches of escaped. And such an instituChrist: whereas now all ideas of tion in our humble opinion, is Jesuconfederation appear to be ex
itism. If an instrument is want. tinet.. The world seems calmly ed, which may at once quench the to have settled down to the con- flame of charity, throw us back clusion, that harmony and alli- in the career of ages; sew the ance are impracticable; that the seeds of everlasting division; lay seamless coat of Christ, having a train which is to explode in been once rent, is to be rent for the citadel of truth, and over. ever; that the religion of love is turn her sacred towers, we vento be a religion of permanent dis- ture confidently to affirm, that word,
Jesuitism is that instrument." “Now we will freely own, that Let the reader pow pause, and when our eye is jaded by the al. substitute the terms the proposed most ceaseless contemplation of Ecclesiastical Tribunals for the the discordances and jealousies Institution of Jesuitism, and ask of this pugnacious world, we are himself these questions: Have apt not seldom to turn aside and not Christians on this side the to refresh ourselves with the con. Atlantic some reason also to be templation of that happier state "exceedingly jealous of any in'of things, to which we trust we stilution which lags very far beare advancing. We seem to dis. hind the spirit of the age,” in cover in the pages of prophecy, our region; which preserver, as in the improving liberality of the & sort of relic, the temper and age, in the gigantic operations of bigotry of older days; which the Bible Society, in the univer- threatens to retard the march of sal distribution of the oracles of mind, and to drag us back into truth, that spirit at work by those regions of prejadice and
intolerance, from which we im. the privilege is common to eveagined nurselves to have escap- ry sect in every age; that had ed?? Do we need an instrument, such "tribunals been formed in which may at once quench this state but fifty years ago, in the Game of charity; throw us support of the opinions which back in the career of ages, sow were then deemed orthodox, "the the seeds of everlasting division, march of mind” must have been Jay a train which is to explode in retarded, or some of those, whe the temple of truth and overturn are now in favor of the tribunal, her sacred towersi" If so, what would probably have been exposinstitution can be better adapted ed to censure, deposition, and to such a purpose, than the pro- disgrace, or to a course of "hypused Ecclesiastical Consocia. pocritical concealment” and dutions?
plicity, to avoid reproach and The pope, in vindication of condemnation; that the tribunals his conduct in reestablishing the they are so anxious to establish institution of the Jesuits,deelares, may prove as snares and traps "that he should deen himself or fetiers to their own children, guilty towards God, if amidst the whose march of mind” may dangers of the Christian repub- propably detect some errors in lie, he should neglect to employ the creed of their self-confident the aids which the special prov. fathers; and that it is possible idence of God had put in his some other sect may become the power, and il, placed in the bark majority in this state, and by fol. of St. Peter, and tossed by con- lowing the example of these adtinual storms, he should refnse to vocates for tribunals, cause them employ the vigorous and experió to eat of the fruit of their own enced powers who volunteer their way, and to be filled with their services."
own devices. There is a tide in Are better reasons than these human affairs; and human opingiven in favor of Consociations? ions and parties are liable . We are not disposed to impute to the caprice
caprice of fashion. to our brethren, who are longing What is popular at the present for such an institution, either the time may not be so ten years principles or the practices of Jes. hence. But parties in religion, uits. But we think the
is as well as in politics, are too ander a inistake, if he supposes prone to imitate the bad examthe revival of Jesuitism will be "ples of each other, and to feel jus. any benefit to himself, or to the tified in retaliating injuries. A' cause of religion; and we think system of intolerance and usurthe advocates for ecclesiastical pation is a dangerous engine in tribunals are under a similar mis. ihe hands of party zeal. Petake,
pery was once in a state of child. They would perhaps do well hood, as harmless as a consoci. to consider, that if the churches ated tribunal would be among or the clergy of any sect have a us; but it grew to such a monright to form such tribunals in ster in size, that it retarded “the sppport of their own opinions, march of mind," and occasioned
an awful eclipse of gospel light. which of the several cases the
Wevery well know that the good good of the church has been pro. of the church is the professed ob- fessedly sought with the greatject in the attempt to establish est sincerity. But if people have Consociations. We also know been the subjects of delusion in that such was the professed ob- other ages and other countries, ject of the pontiff
, in reviving they may be liable to similar dethe society of Jesuits-of Ferdi. lusions, not only in our age, but nand, in reestablishing the lo- in our country. “If thou maye quisition in Spain-of our ances- est be free, use it rather;" for tors, in banishing, torturing, and there are very few ministers who burning one another for suppos- are worthy to be trusted with the ed heresy-and of the Jews, in office of keeping other men's killing the Prince of life. Nor consciences, and judging other
we authorized to say in men's hearts.
THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION IN CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY.
Tax Corporation of Harvard College sons who shall subscribe five dollars have thought it their duty to adopt a year shall be members, and continue measures for increasing the means of such so long as they shall pay the Theological Education at the Univer- said annual sum:--Clergymen paying sity. In order to enable Students in two dollars a year to be considered as Divinity to reap the benefit of the em- members. inent advantages which the College All persons subscribing one hunpossesses for this purpose, there is dred dollars to be considered memneed of funds for assisting meritori. bers of the said Society for life. Subous Students in Divinity of limited scriptions for smaller sums, either as means, to reside at the University for annual payments or as donations, will a requisite time:-Of one or more Pro- be thankfully received. fessors, whose attention may be ex- Whilst annual and life subscripclusively given to this class of Stu. tions are desired, it is hoped, that dents, and of a separate building. Huent friends of the College and of
The Corporation are disposed and the Churches will, by donations and determined to apply the resources of bequests, do justice to the noble obthe College to this object, as far as ject of Christian munificence here preother indispensable claims admit. sented. But these resources being entirely in- The Corporation are induced to be. adequate to the accomplishment of lieve, that a large number of persons their views, they feel it incumbent in the metropolis and in various parts upon them to call upon the friends of of this Commonwealth will view this the University, and of the Christian invitation with favour;-as an occaministry, to cooperate with them in sion for doing what many of them this interesting design.
have anxiously wished to see accom. As the best method of obtaining the plished. assistance of the liberal and pious, it In pursuance of this design, they is proposed to form a society “for the have requested a large number of diseducation of candidates for the ministry tinguished sors and friends of the Uniin Cambridge University. All perversity to take charge of papers for
subscription, and also Clergymén to Esq. Samuel May, Esq.
Hon. Thomas Dawes, John Parker,
Hon. P C. Brooks, Samuel Brad.
ford, Esq. Hon. Daniel Sargent. SUBSCRIPTION.
William S. Shaw, Esq. James SavIn conformity to the foregoing pro- age, Esq. Francis Gray, Esq. posal, we the subscribers, being dis- William P. Mason, Esq. Theodore posed to cooperate with the Corpora. Lyman, jun. Esq. Thomas Dexter, Esq. tion and Overseers of Harvard College Essex.-Edward A. Holyoke, M. D. in providing for the education of Sta. Jacob Ashton, Esq. Dr. Joshua Fisher. dents in Divinity and Candidates for Hon. Samuel Putnam, Hon. Joseph the Ministry at said College, and to Story, Hon. Benjamin Pickman, jun. aid in forming a Society for that pur- Hon. D. A. White, Thomas Cary, pose, do agree to pay the sums, annex- and Stephen Hooper, Esquires. ed to our names respectively, to such Oliver Prescott, M. D. Nathaniel Treasurer as the Society may appoint Bradstreet, M. D. Michael Hodge jun. to receive the same;each annual Esq. subscriber to continue to pay his sub- Hon. John Pickering, Humphrey scription, till he withdraw his name Devereux, Esq. Leverett Saltonstall, by written notice to the Treasurer. Esq.
Hon. John Heard, Asa Andrews, Esq. N. B. Gentlemen holding subscrip- Nathaniel Lord, Esq. tion papers are requested to make a re- Plymouth. Hon. George Partridge, turn of the result of their exertions Beza Hayward, Esq. Dr. Cushing on or before the first Monday in April Otis. next.
Hon. Judge Thomas, Hon. William Davis, Kilborn Whitman, Esq.
Hon. Nahum Mitchell, Hon. Wilkes Appointed by the Corporation. Three Wood, Barnabas Hodge, Esq.
Bristol.-Hon. George Leonard, Hon. persons have been selected for each commission, under the belief that that Hodijah Baylies, Hon. Samuel Fales, number would most conveniently co
Barnstable.--Dr. Samuel Savage, operate in this interesting work. The gentlemen first named will please to
Hon. Wendell Davis, Hon. Richard
Norfolk.- Hon. Edward H. Robbins,
Hon. J. Richardson, Thomas Greensons, Esq.
leaf, Esquires. Hon. H.G. Otis, Hon. William Gray, Hon. Timothy Bigelow, Samuel Hoar,
Middlesex.—Hon. Josiah Bartlett,
Theodore Lyman, Esq. Gen. Arnold jun. Esq.
Abraham Bigelow, Esq. Loammi
Baldwin, Esq. Hon. Timothy Fuller. May, Joseph Coolidge, jun. Esq.
Worcester. -Hon. Joseph Allen, Hon. Hon. William Brown, Charles Davis, Oliver Fiske, Hon. Levi Lincoln, jun:
Daniel Waldo, Esq. Stephen Salis- be so often exposed? bury, Esq. Hon. Benjamin Heywood, Our interest in a minister is very Esq
peculiar. He is to us what no other Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden.- professional man can be. We want Hon. Thomas Dwight, Joseph Lyman, him not to transact our business and Samuel C. Allen, Esquires.
to receive a compensation; but to be Job Williams,Esq. Samuel Lathrop, our friend, our guide, an inmate in Esq. Lewis Strong, Esq.
our families; to enter our houses in afCumberland.ion. Prentiss Mellen, fliction; and to be able to give us Hon. George Bradbury, Hon. Stephen light, admonition, and consolation in Longfello, jun.
suffering, sickness, and the last hours Berkshire.-!Ion. J. W. Hulbert, of life. John C. Williams, Esq. Henry D. Sedg- Our connexion with men of other wick, Esq.
professions is transient, accidental, York.-Hon. David Sewall, William With a minister it is habitual. Pitt Preble, Esq. Dr. Sainuel Emer. Once in the week, at least, we are to
meet and sit under his instructions. Kennebeck. Hon. S. S. Wilde, Hon. We are to give up our minds in a James Bridge, Hobert H. Gardiner, measure to his influence, and to reEsq. Hon. S. Thatcher.
ceive from him impressions on a subThe Corporation will name other ject, which more than all others, congentlemen in addition to the above, in cerns is, and with which our improve. the more distant counties.
ment and tranquillity through life and
our future peace are most intimately OBSERVATIONS.
connected. As a proposition is now before the We want the minister of religion to publick for increasing the means of address our understandings with cleartheological education at Harvard Uni- ness; to extend and brighten our morversity, it is thought that a few obser- al and religious conceptions; to throw vations on the subject may be accept- light over the obscurities of the saable to those who have not been able cred volume; to assist us in repelling to give to it much attention, and whose those doubts which sometimes shake aid and patronage may be solicited. our convictions of Christian truth;
It may perhaps be asked by some, and to establish us in a firm and ra. though I hope the question will be tional belief. confined to a few, Why ought we to be We want him not only to address so solicitous for the education of min. the understanding with clearness, but isters? The answer is very obvious. still more to speak to the conscience The object of the ministry is peculiar- and heart with power, to force as it ly important. To the Christian min- were our thoughts from the world, to ister are entrusted in a measure the rouse us from the slumbers of an undearest and most valuable interests of reflecting life, to exhibit religion in the human race. He is called to an interesting form, and to engage our watch over the morals of society, and affections on the side of duty. Such to awaken and cultivate the principles are the offices and aids which we need of piety and virtue in the hearts of in- from the Christian minister. Who dividuals. He is set apart to dispense does not see in a moment, that much that religion, which, as we believe, preparation of the intellect and heart came from God, which was given to is required to render him successful reform, exalt, and console us, and on in these high and generous labours? the reception of which our immortal These reasons for being interested hopes depend. Ought we not to be in the education of ministers grow out solicitous for the improvement and of the nature and importance of relig. preparation of those, by whom this ion. Another important remark is, religion is to be unfolded and enforc. that the state of our country demands ed, and to whose influence our own that greater care than ever should be minds and those of our children are to given to this object. It will not be
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