Page images

Note XL., page 379.
Modern French Pantheism.

The philosophy of Cousin has been treated of by Damiron, by Alaux, by Secretan, by Janet, &c. In the work already several times referred to I have examined what may be held to be the pantheistic principles and consequences involved in his theory of history. On the question whether he can be correctly described as a pantheist or not, see Dr Henry's preface to the fourth edition of his translation of the ' Elements of Psychology' (N. Y., 1856), and an article of Dr Hodge, entitled "The Princeton Review and Cousin's Philosophy," reprinted from the 'Princeton Review' in the Brit, and For. Ev. Rev., vol. v., No. xvii. (1856).

The Saint-Simonian religion and polity rested on the pantheistic conception that God is all that is, and that matter and spirit are not separate existences, but the two sides or aspects of the Divine substance. On this subject, see pp. 58-68 of the previously mentioned fitude of M. Ferraz.

In M. Caro's 'L'Ide'e de Dieu' the views of M. Renan and of M. Vacherot regarding God are subjected to a thorough and decisive criticism.

Note XLL, page 379.
Modern English Pantheism.

Pantheism is advocated by Mr Charles Bray in "Illusion and Delusion; or, Modern Pantheism versus Spiritualism," and by F. W. J., in 'Spiritual Pantheism.' Both tracts are undated, and both were published at the press of the late Mr Scott of Norwood.

In Mr J. Allanson Picton's 'Mystery of Matter' (1873) there is an eloquent essay on what is called "Christian Pantheism;" and in the 'Sermons' (1875)of the late Rev. Peter S. Menzies of Melbourne there is an eloquent discourse bearing "the same title. This socalled "Christian pantheism " is represented as distinct from, and opposed to, the pantheism "which absorbs in a mechanically-ruled, eternal universe the free personality of God," and the pantheism "which represents moral good and moral evil as equally agreeable to God, and equally the direct creation of His will."

Much has been written about the pantheism of Mr Carlyle. Some would, perhaps, class Mr Matthew Arnold as a pantheist, in virtue of his faith in a "stream of tendency which makes for righteousness."

Pantheism has been unfortunate in Britain; indeed, it has not been presented in a form worthy of discussion. It has displayed itself to rather more advantage in America. See 'Transcendentalism in New England: A History.' By Octavius B. Frothingham (New York, 1876).



THE INSPIRATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. By ROBERT JAMIESON, D.D. Being the Baikd Lecture for 1873. Crown 8vo, 7s. 6d.


THE MYSTERIES OF CHRISTIANITY. By the late THOMAS J. CRAWFORD, D.D., Professor of Divinity in the University of Edinburgh. Being the Baird Lecture for 1874. Crown 8vo, 7s. 6d.


ENDOWED TERRITORIAL WORK: Its Supreme Importance to the Church and Country. By the late WILLIAM SMITH, D.D., Minister of North Leith. Being the Baird Lecture for 1875. Crown 8vo, 6s.


THEISM. By Robert Flint, D.D., LL.D., Professor of Divinity in the University of Edinburgh. Being the Baird LecTure for 1876. Second Edition. Crown 8vo, 7s. 6d.

William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London.







28 Vols. crown 8vo, cloth, 2s. 6d. each.

Anil may also be had in 14 Volumes, strongly and neatly bound with calf or vell um back, £3, 10s.


Homer: The Iliad. By the Editor.
Homer: The Odyssey. By the Edi-

Herodotus. By George C. Swayne,

Jeschylus. By the Bight Rev. the

BUhop of Colombo.
Xknophon. By Sir Alexander Grant,

Bart., Principal of the University of

Sophocles. By Clifton W. Collins,


Euripides. By W. B. Donne.
Aristophanes. By the Editor.
Hesiod And Theoonis. By the Rev.

J. Davies, M.A.
The Commentaries Of Cesar. By

Anthony Trollope.
Viroil. By the Editor.
Horace. By Theodore Martin.
Cicero. By the Editor.

Pliny's Letters. By the Rev. Alfred

Church M.A., and the Rev. W. J.

Brodrlbb, M.A.
Juvenal. By Edward Walford, M.A.
Tacitus. By W. B. Donne.
Lucian. By the Editor.
Plautus And Terence. By the Editor.
Plato. By Clifton W. Collins, M.A.
Greek Antholouy. By Lord Neavea.
Livy. By the Editor.
Ovid. By the Rev. A. Church, M.A.
Catullus, Tirullus, And Propkrtius.

By the Rev. James Davies, M.A
Demosthenes. By the Rev. W. J.

Brodribb, M.A.
Aristotle. By Sir Alex. Grant, Bart.,


Thucydides. By the Editor.
Lucretius. By W. H. Mallock, M.A.
Pindar. By the Rev. F. D. Morice,

"In the advertising catalogues we sometimes see a book labelled as one 'without which no gentleman's library can be looked upon as complete.' It may be said with truth that no popular library or mechanic's institute will be properly furnished without this series. . . . These handy books to ancient classical 'literature are at the same time as attractive to the scholar as they ought to be to the English reader. We think, then, that they are destined to attain a wide and enduring circulation, and we are quite sure that they deserve it."— Westminster Review.

"We gladly avail ourselves of this opportunity to recommend the other volumes of this useful series, most of which are executed with discrimination and ability."—Quarterly Review.

"A series which has done, and is doing, so much towards spreading among Englishmen intelligent and appreciative views of the chief classical authors."— Standard.

"It is difficult to estimate too highly the value of such a series as this iu giving 'English readers' an insight, exact as far as it goes, into those olden times which are so remote and yet to many of us so close."—Saturday Review.

« PreviousContinue »