3 DECEMBER 1904, Page 9

The Quiver. (Cassell and Co. 7s. 6d.)—The Quiver continues to

justify its place among the best of the serious and instructive magazines. The editor takes, we see, the course of inviting eminent representatives of important causes to state their views. Thus Archdeacon Wilberforce tells why he is an abstainer, and the Rev. F. S. Webster sets forth in his "Wanted, a Revival," what he takes to be the chief weaknesses and great needs of the Church. The plan has its advantages and its inconveniences. The readers of these papers are often impressionable and ignorant, while the writers are certainly somewhat one-sided. On the abstaining question we shall say nothing, except that the cause of Temperance has been injured by some of its friends. Then Mr. Webster's contention that the "solid foundations laid by Jesus Christ were the doctrine of a personal devil and everlasting punishment" seems to us not a little shocking. From a different point of view, we must express some dissatisfaction with the papers of Dean Spence on "The Makers of Christianity." There is another side to the glowing descriptions of the age of the great Fathers. To describe Jerome without making mention of his bitterness and intolerance, and in writing of Ambrose to say .• nothing of his championing the violence of the orthodox against heretics and Jews, is not to speak the whole truth. This does not hinder us from repeating our opinion of the value and interest of the Quiver.