12 MARCH 1864, Page 24

Christian Sanctity. Four Sermons preached before the University of Cambridge.

By James Russell Woodford, M.A. (Macmillan and Co.)—

These are very far above the average of sermons. Perhaps that on "The Christian Teacher " is, however well suited to the audience to which it was addressed, a little too professional in its aim to commend itself to the general reader. But it is much to be able to say that every one of these compositions has a leading idea in it, original, and thoroughly worked out ; while the style sometimes rises nearly to eloquence, and is always scholarly. The references to the peculiarities of the thought of the -day on religious subjects also seem to us particularly well managed.