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HARVARD COLLEGE

ост 13 1917
LIBRARY

Be exchange

INDEX TO THE RECORDER.

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Bamboo, Square

Dr. Macgowan.

Basle Mission...

Rev. C. R. Ilayer. 112

Bible, Mode of Printing

Rev. J. Edkins, D.D. 119

Work

120, 121, 276

Book and Tract Society of China

251, 350
Text Book Series ...

476

Table

38, 118, 155, 208, 277, 355, 102, 139, 478

China's Need, Conversion or Regeneration

Rev. W. W. Rıyall. 111

Chinese Authors, Agency of, in Preparing Christian Literature

Rev. C. W. Mateer. D.D. 93

Question in America, a Memorial to the Presbyterian General Assembly, 201

Answer to Memorial of General Assembly.

111

Chingkiang, Troubles in

Rev. G. W. Woodall. 197

Christ, Name of, in China

401

Christianity Advanced by its Antagonisms

210

and Confucianism, Ethics of, Compared Rev. D. Z. Sheffield. 365

Future Attitude of China Towards ... Rev. J. Edkins, D.D, 391, 405

Corea, Military Officers in

E. H. Parker, Esq. 11

Correspondence

36, 75, 117, 151, 203, 272, 350, 397, 436, 471

Diary of Events in the Far East 41, 81, 121, 161, 211, 211, 281, 324, 361, 401, 414

Dog-headed Barbarians

Rev. F. Ohlinger. 265

Easy Wenli New Testament...

Rev. R. C. Mateer. 51

A. Foster. 192

Action of Amoy Missionaries.

322

Correspondence

... 203, 272

Griffith John's

Rt. Rev. G. E. Moule. 53

145

Echoes from Other Lands

37, 79, 153, 206, 210, 275, 354

Editorial Notes and Missionary News,

39, 80, 119, 159, 299, 212, 279, 320, 357, 403, 411, 479

Education in China

R. C. F. Kupfer, 417, 453

Ethics of Christianity and of Confucianism Compared Rev. D. Z. Sheffield. 363

Emperor, Prayer for ...

329

Extracts from the Prei-wen Yin-Fu

Rev. J. Edking, D.D. 137

February 21st, 1866-86

Rev. Mark Williams. 263

Final K and T out of T and K

Rev. J. Edkins, D.D. 90

Flag Stones and Conglomorates of Ning-kong Jow, Thos. W. Kingsmill, Esq. 85

Folk-lore Society

362

Future Attitude of China towards Christianity

Rev. J. Edkins, D.D. 391, 405

Geometry, Dr. Mateer's, A Review

Dr. Martin. 314

Hospital, Canton

121, 211, 360

Corea

361

Fatshan

239

Foochow

240

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Hospital, Hangohow

237
Soochow

361
Tungchow Fu

238
Illustrations Condemned

151, 261
Endorsed

205
International Missionary Conference

Rev. A. H. Smith. 455
James V: Verse 5

118, 260, 316, 316
Japan, News from

42, 83
Jesus Christ, Name of in China

401
John's, Rev. Griffith, Testament

53
John, Mrs. G., In Memoriam

73
Johnson, Murder of

272
Journal, Missionary 44, 84, 124, 164, 212, 244, 284, 324, 364, 401, 414, 480
Li Ki, Translated by Dr. Legge

Rev. J. Edkins, D.D. 326
Mahometanism, Introduction into China

Rev. G. W. Clarke. 269, 294
Medical Association

498, 442
Congress

357, 397, 436
Missionary Work by Ladies in China

16
Reports of

236
Methods of Missionary Work ... Rev. J. L. Nevius, D.D. 24, 55, 102, 166, 252, 297
Mission Work, Some personal Reminiscenses of Thirty Years' ...

Rev. R. H. Graves, M.D., D.D. 380, 411
Missionary Conference, International, Rev. A. H. Smith. 55, 102, 166, 252, 297, 455

41, 77, 81, 161
Rev. C. W. Mateer, D.D. 32

Rev. T. Yates, D.D. 35
Müller, Geo., in China

442
Music, Chinese, Notes on

363
Native Agents, May they be Supported by Foreign Funds ?

Rev. Henry Blodgett, D.D. 445
Ministry

Rev. V. C. Hart. 463
Pastors

Rev. H. D. Porter. 178, 213
Nestorian Tablet

361
New Testament, Parallels in the Four Books

Rev. George Owen. 285
Ningpo Presbytery, Resolution of

82
Northern Barbarians in Ancient China

Rev. W. A. P. Martin, D D. 125
0-fang, Pleasance of ...

H. A. Giles, Esq. 416
Pictorial Representation of Christ

Rev. J. H. Johnson. 261

Rev. A. W. Williamson, D.D. 348
Poisonous Fish, and Fish poisoning...

Dr. Macgowan.

45
Proverbs and Common Sayings of the Chinese

Rev. A. H. Smith. 187
Reviews of 1885

39
Religious Sects in North China

Rev. J. Edkins, D.D. 246
Rhenish Mission

Rev. C. R. Hager. 335
Sanitary Salvation

352
Schools in Hongkong...

122, 356
of M. E. Mission in Shanghai

360
Secret Sect in Shantung

Rev. H. D. Porter, M.D. 164
Secularization in Kiangsu

Rev. H. C. DuBose, 228
Singapore, Mission Work

213
Spiritual Life of Missionaries

Rev. G. Reid. 338
Tract Society, Central China Religious

158
The Three Words, I Hi Wei ...

Rev. J. Edkins, D.D. 306

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By Rev. D. H. PORTER, M.D. “THERE is an inexhaustible fascination in the study of the

religions of the world.” Thus opens a brief but brilliant review of Mr. Samuel Johnson's “Oriental Religions," Vol. m. Persia. The succeeding sentences may serve as the text of the following study. “Whether Mr. Herbert Speneer is right or not in asserting that all religion had its beginning in the worship of 'ghosts, it is certain that there has never been anything in our world more real than has been the power of the religious instincts over the faiths of men. This it is which, more than any other one thing, has awed and charmed, mastered and moulded the human heart and life.”

Comparison, insisted the great Cuvier, is the lamp of science." If this be true of the great world religions, some of which have been studied so profoundly by modern investigators of comparative theology, it is no less true of those more local and little understood systems of religious life which prevail among men. It is from the myths and mythologies of Greece and Rome that we discover a deeply hidden theology. It is from Folk-lore and Fable that we discover the springs of superstition. By the ever widening collation of the facts of human experience we build solidly a Social Science, or an Ethical Science, or a Science of Religion.

It is the fascination of the study of life, especially of the study of the spiritual life of men, so exhaustless in variety and yet so common in its passions and needs, that gives occasion and excuse to the present endeavor. “ The fortress of time-honored customs and supernatural beliefs,” says Mr. Robert West, “in which the soul of the heathen is, as it were, entrenched, must be explored and studied: if any atom of adamantine truth has survived it must be respected,

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