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The ifiantkSbript lir dtiestion is preserved in flte Kittr * hmiry at Paris , friitf was first ; collated by Professor Honlenberg , ofCopenhagen . It contains tine Gospel Of John , but with numerous alterations , which are evidently intended to take aitiay the character of supernatural agency from the narration of the miracles , and the stamp of orthodoxy from the doctriiiat parfo * A few instances must here
suffice . John ii . II , the MS . reads , e < pa . vepcc < T 6 tyjV f / . a 6 v )< riv ccvtov instead ot toZocv . Ch . vi . 9 , the number of loaves and fishes is omitted , and every thing removed that would give an extraordinary character to the transaction , no mention being made of the miraculous agency of Christ , but only of his ( fiiXocv-OpaTricc . The assertion that Lazarus was actually dead , ( ch . xi . 13—16 , ) is
omitted , and the story of the Resurrection is removed altogether . Upon the whole , this would appear to be one of the most extraordinary literary forgeries that was ever attempted ; and we confess that we are looking , with no ordinary curiosity , to the next number of the magazine , in which Ullmann promises to state his opinion as to the time and circumstances under which this
singular document was first penned . Dr . Sack has reviewed the work of the Rev . A . F . L . Gemberg on the National Church of Scotland ; Likke has given a short critique of Winer ' s Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians ; and Nitzseh on the Comparative Sketch of the Doctrine of the Gnostics , and the System of Schleiermacher , by Professor Baur , of Tubingen . But these are matters which
are not to be disposed of en passant ; aud we have only left ourselves room to say , that among the most attractive papers , we consider the survey of the theological literature of Denmark and Sweden during the years 1826 and 1827 , to be entitled to particular attention . We understand that a survey of the recent theological literature of England is preparing for the next number .
Art . II . —Report of the Speeches and Proceeding's at a Dinner to commemorate the Abolition of the Sacramental Test , 18 June , 1828 , at Freemasons' Hall , H . R . H . the Duke of Sussex in the Chair ; taken in short-hand by Mr , Gurnet / . London , published for the United Committee , &c . 1828 . Tni 8 interesting pamphlet presents a permanent record of one of the most in
teresting public festivals which has ocs etirred for many years . The Report is prefaced by an introduction narrating the formation of the United Committee , whicli joined as tire representatives of almost all the organized Dissenting bodies , with a number of stewards selected
from the influential Dissenters of every part of England , in proceedings calculated to givfc the most favourable impression of the opinions of the whole body on questions of vital importance to the cause of religious liberty , and to rescue it from the unfavourable representations which it had been the policy of some to disseminate .
The United Committee in their introduction thus speak their own and their constituents' sentiments : . * ' 'The Dissenters are well aware that whenever they or fbeir descendants shall took back upon this interesting period , the remembrance of the eloquent , publicspirited , and virtuous men who took the
prominent part on that occasion , must be accompanied with such respectful and thankful homage as it becomes them to oifer , and their noble and illustrious advocates to receive * * * . They feel indeed that public opiuion had long , in a considerable degree , controlled and counteracted those obnoxious statutes
Which visited consistency and iutegrity with shame and reprobation . They know that the Legislature only completed and set the seal of its authority to a change which justice and charity had been long previously working ; and they value their own success more truly and more dearly , because they consider it is a proof of the nearer approach of that happy day when all authoritative interference on the part of one man with the faith of another
shall finally cease . They regard the calm and tranquil results of the change which has been accomplished in their behalf as evidence of the groundlessness of those fears , and the shortsightedness of those menaces , which opposed their
emancipation ; and are strengthened in their previous conviction that the sympathies and good affections of mankind form a stronger and steadier botid ot " onion than their jealousies and antipathies ; and that the state can hold no firmer securities for the obedience and
the services of any of ita subjects than their political equality and common consent . The blessings they enjoy they the more earnestly desire and strive to diffuse ; and they will hail that diffusion with pleasure , growing with its extension , and enduring with its permanency !"
CrWcaJ Notices . 51
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1829, page 51, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2568/page/51/