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The Church Press:

M. H. MALLORY & CO., PUBLISHERS.

HARTFORD, CONN., CHURCHMAN BUILDING;

NEW YORK, 713 BROADWAY;
LONDON, RIVINGTONS.

1872.

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PUBLIC LIDWAY.

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CONTENTS OF
OF VOL. XXIV.

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I. THE CHURCH AND THE LABORING CLASSES,

II. SCIENTIFIC SPECULATION 28. THEOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION, .

III. REMARKS ON THE AMERICAN CHURCH. By the Bishop of Western

New York,

IV. DEACONESSES,

V. MODERN THOUGHT IN ITS RELATION TO THE PERSON OF THE LORD

JESUS CHRIST,

VI. MUNIFICENCE IN GIVING-A PRESENT NEED OF THE TIMES,

VII. THE CHANGES IN ENGLAND DURING HALF A CENTURY,

VIII. REGENERATION IN BAPTISM,

IX. THE ANALYSIS OF THE SUNBEAM,

X. BOOK NOTICES:

History of English Literature: H. A. Taine. Lectures on the Psychol-

ogy of Thought and Action, Comparative and Human: W. D. Wil-

son, D.D., LL.D., L.H.D. The History of Assur-bani-pal, translated

from the Cuneiform Inscriptions: G. Smith. Songs of the Spirit:

Edited by the Right Reverend William Henry Odenheimer, D.D.,

and the Rev. Frederic M. Bird. The Divine Tragedy: Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow. A History of Philosophy, from Thales
to the Present Time: by Dr. Friederich Ueberweg; Translated
from the German Edition by George S. Morris. The Land of the
Veda: the Rev. William Butler, D.D. 1. Historical Illustrations
of the Old Testament: the Rev. G. Rawlinson, M.A. 2. Can we
Believe in Miracles? George Warington. 3. Moral Difficulties
in the Bible: James Augustus Hessey,

JANUARY.

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AMERICAN CHURCH

REVIEW.

THE CHURCH AND THE LABORING CLASSES. Second Annual Report of the Bureau of Statistics of Labor of Massachusetts, to March 1, 1871. 8vo, pp. 655.

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HIS is a volume full of information on industrial topics. It is the first, so far as we know, to contain both sides of questions affecting labor. It brings us face to face with employers and employed, capitalists and laborers. When we have heard one, we can turn to another, and if statements conflict, as they are sure to do, they can be judged on their own merits. The value of the book is unequal; little, with regard to general or economic principles; great, very great, with regard to practical details, particularly the experiences of working men and women who are set, before us in all the life-likeness of their own words. We commend these portions of the report to all who feel an interest in effort or suffering. The whole may be commended to men, especially to Churchmen, who have any sense of concern in, what is generally known as the labor movement of the period.

This is one of the great movements which change not only the aspect but the character of human society. Not here, not there, but everywhere among nations ranked as civilized, the laboring classes are in motion, a large number, perhaps a large majority, unconscious why they move or whither, but moving,-and as they move, others

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