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And now, as summing all this up, I want to read the quaint, beautiful old words of Herrick's, which I know I have read to you before, but which I will read as the ideal of the way to keep the true Lent:
A TRUE LENT.
Is this a fast,- to keep
Is it to quit the dish
Is it to fast an hour,
No! 'tis a fast to dole
It is to fast from strife,
To show a heart grief-rent;
Father, let us consecrate ourselves anew this morning to the spirit of this Lenten season. Let us not be deceived by the outer appearance, the husk, the shell; but let us keep it in the spirit of Jesus' teaching and the teaching of Thy prophets of old. Let us consecrate ourselves to the highest ideals of loving service, and abstain from everything that is
And now, as summing all this up, I want to read the quaint, beautiful old words of Herrick's, which I knor ! have read to you before, but which I will read as the ideal of the way to keep the true Lent:
Mr. Mozoomdar's Books.
A TRUE LENT.
The Spirit of God. Cloth, $1.50.
An idea of the work may be gained from the titles of the chapters: The Spirit, The Hindu Doctrine of the Spirit, Doctrine of the Spirit in Christi. anity, Sense of the Unseen, The Spirit in Nature, The Kinship in Nature, The Spiritual Power of the Senses, The Spirit in Life, The Spirit in the Spirit, The Spirit in Immortal Life, The Spirit in Reagon, The Spirit in Love, The Spirit in Conscience, The Spirit in Christ, The Spirit in History, The Spirit in all Religions, Live in the Spirit.
Heart-Beats. A Book of Meditations. With Por
trait and Biographical Sketch of the Author.
To show a heart grief-rent;
Cloth, red edges, $1.50; white, full gilt, $2.00. Its poetic title is suggestive of its contents. It is a collection of brief paragraphs, which are not so much the scintillations of the intellect as poems of the imagination and pulsations of the heart. In this volume Mr. Mozoomdar has transcribed some of his profoundest personal experiences. Here we have the music of a soul uttered now in a plaintive minor key, here in some deep passionate threnody, or soaring into ecstasy of joy, or breathing the calmness and quietude of peace with God. The book is an illustration of the lofty heights to which devotional sentiment may rise, free from all tinge of superstition.- Christian Register. The Oriental Christ. New Edition. Cloth, $1.25.
The “idea" in this remarkable book may be best briefly stated by combining a saying of Keshub Chunder Sen, the Brahmo leader, with a sentence or two from the author's Introduction: "Was not Jesus Christ an Asiatic? He and his disciples were Asiatics, and all the agencies primarily employed for the propagation of the gospel were Asiatic. In fact, Christianity was founded and developed by Asiaties in Asia. Yet the Christ that has been brought to us in India is an Englishman, with English manners and customs about him, and with the temper and spirit of an Englishman in him. Hence It is that the Hindu people shrink back.. Go to the rising sun in the East, not to the setting sun in the West, if you wish to see Christ in the plenitude of his glory and
fulness and freshness of the primitive dispensation. In England and Europe we find apostolical Christianity almost gone: there we find the life of Christ formulated into lifeless forms and antiquated symbols.
Look at this picture and that this is the Christ of the East, and that of the West. When we speak of the Western Christ, we speak of the incarnation of theology, formalism, ethical and physical force. When we speak of an Eastern Christ, we speak of the incarnation of unbounded love and grace."
The existence of this book is a phenomenon;- more than a curiosity; and rich as a new, fresh, and very suggestive study of the character and person of Christ.-Christian Union.
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ather, let us consecrate ourselves anew this morning to spirit of this Lenten season. Let us not be deceived by uter appearance, the husk, the shell; but let us keep it e spirit of Jesus' teaching and the teaching of Thy ets of old. Let us consecrate ourselves to the highest of loving service, and abstain from everything that is
INTRODUCTION. The preface by Mr. Savage gives the reasons, clearly and concisely, why a book like this is needed. It answers a great demand, and it will supply a serious deficiency. Having had the privilege of reading the contents very thoroughly, I gladly record my satisfaction in the character of the work, my hope of its wide acceptance and use, my appreciation of the author's motives in preparing it. The questions and answers allow of supplementing, of individual handling, of personal direction. It is not a hard-andfast production. There is a large liberty of detail, explanation, and unfolding. The doctrinal positions are in accord with rational religion and liberal Christianity, the criti. cal judgments are based on modern scholarship, and the great aim throughout is to assist an inquirer or pupil to a positive, permanent faith. If any one finds comments and criticisms which at first sight seem needless, let it be remembered that a Unitarian cat. echism must give reasons, point out errors, and trace causes: it cannot simply dogmatize. I am sure that in the true use of this book great gains will come to our Sundayschools, to searchers after truth, to our cause.
EDWARD A. HORTON.
This little Catechism has grown out of the needs of my own work. Fathers and mothers
have said to me, “Our children are constantly asking us questions that we can. not answer." Perfectly natural! Their reading and study have not been such as to make them familiar with the results of critical scholarship. The great modern revolu; tion of thought is bewildering. This is an attempt to make the path of ascertained truth a little plainer.
This is the call for help in the home. Besides this, a similar call has come from the Sunday-school. Multitudes of teachers have little time to ransack libraries and study large works. This is an attempt, then, to help them, by putting in their hands, in brief compass, the principal things believed by Unitarians concerning the greatest subject.
The list of reference books that follows the questions and answers will enable those who wish to do so to go more deeply into the topics suggested.
It is believed that this Catechism will be found adapted to any grade of scholars above the infant class, provided the teacher has some skill in the matter of interpretation.
GEO. H. ELLIS. Publisher, 141 Franklin St., Boston, Mass.
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MR. SAVAGE'S BOOKS.
SERMONS AND ESSAYS.
Christianity the Science of Manhood. 187 pages.
The Evolution of Christianity. 178 pages.
Light on the Cloud. 176 pages. 1876. Full gilt.
Sacred Songs for Public Worship. A Hymn and Tune
191 pages. 1880
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