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REV. JOHN H. MORISON, D.D.,
Rev. HENRY H. BARBER.
A Theological Review, aiming to represent the best and broadest views of Liberal Christianity, and to meet the demands of the highest Christian scholarship.
As heretofore, it will strive to deepen the interest in moral and religious subjects, to promote the culture of the religious life, and to help forward the Christian activities of the times.
Reviews of important Theological and Religious books and notices of current litera. ture will form a prominent department of the REVIEW.
Mrs. CHARLES LOwe will continue to contribute Notes on Things at Home and Abroad.
Rev. S. J. BARROWs will prepare for alternate numbers a resumé of the more impor. tant articles in foreign theological periodicals.
Among the recent contributors to the Review may be mentioned:
Rev. F. H. HEDGE, D.D.
REV. H. W. BELLOWS, D.D.
PROF. EZRA ABBOT, LL. D.
PROF. C. C. EVERETT, D. D.
REV. A. P. PUTNAM, D.D.
REV. J. C. PARSONS.
REV. S. W. BUSH.
C. C. SMITH, ESQ.
REV. EDWARD EI HALE.
REV. S. J. BARROWS.
Rev. FRED. FROTHINGHAM.
REV. FRANCIS TIFFA Y.
REV. CHAS. W. WENDTE.
REV. S. FLETCHER WILLIAMS.
REV. JOSEPH H. ALLEN.
C. P. CRANCH, Esq.
All articles for the REVIEW should be addressed to Rev. HENRY H. BARBER, who will also have charge of the editorial correspondence. The editors cannot undertake to return unused manuscripts unless postage on them is prepaid by the owners.
PUBLISHED MONTHLY. Terms, $5.00 a year, postage paid. To clergymen, $4.00 a year. Single copies, 50 cts. Address
IOI MILK STREET, BOSTON.
For twenty years or more before his death, Dr. Putnam was second to no other living preacher in the denomination to which he belonged, and probably no preacher in the United States surpassed him in the power of interesting and instructing a large congregation of intelligent and thought
We do not think he overestimated his gifts as a speaker; but he underestimated his ability as a writer, and therefore shrunk more than he ought from having any of his sermons printed.
It is not easy to describe what it is that gives such effectiveness to the spoken word. It is not the voice alone; for sometimes men with very defective organs of speech, John Quincy Adams, for example, have, in a very high degree, the gift of eloquence. In some unaccountable way, through the voice, the eye, the personal presence, we are made to feel as if the whole man, with his living thought, soul, and character, were impressing himself upon us.
Sermons Preached in the Church of the First Religious Society in Roxbury. By George Putnam. Boston: Houghton, Osgood & Co.