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The Critical Review. Edited by Professor S. D. F. Salmond, D.D. (T. and T. Clark, Edinburgh.)—We have no intention of reviewing this review. It must suffice to say that the student of theology will find it a most trustworthy guide to an estimate of the most important contributions made from time to time to this science. Among the English works reviewed are Canon Cheyne's work on the Psalter, Canon Driver's " Introduction to the Literature of the Old Testament," Worsley's " Dawn of the English Reformation," Dr. David Duff's " Early Church," Pro- fessor Robertson's " Early Religion of Israel," Taylor's " Witness of Hermas to the Four Gospels," and Smyth's " Christian Ethics." These are some of the most important. Many others are noticed. Foreign works receive due attention. In short, there is no con- siderable book but meets with some notice.—The Expositor. Vol. VI, Edited by the Rev. W. Robertson Nicoll, M.A. (Hodder and Stoughton.)—The first paper in this volume is one by Dr. R. W. Dale on " Jonah," somewhat more rhetorical in tone than the articles commonly are that we find in this periodical, but not the less valuable for that. Dr. Dale thinks that the book is an allegory, with a certain foundation of historical fact, written long after the date to which the story belongs. Professor Boot contributes a series of papers on the New Testament doctrine of the Atone- ment; Mr. Llewelyn Davies argues for an interpretation of the "many mansions" and the "restitution of all things" that would "bring into this life and into the past and the present what has generally been put off into another life and the future ;" and Professor Ramsay writes on " St. Paul's First Journey in Asia Minor," interesting papers which have been incorporated into his work on " The Church in the Roman Empire."