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ART. I. ---Eloquence a l'irtue; or, Outlines of a Systematic
Rhetoric. Translated from the German of Dr. FRANCIS THEREMIN, by WILLIAM G. T. SHEDD. With an Introduc
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The design in placing the titles of these books at the head of our article is not to prepare the way for an elaborate critique of the volumes which bear them, but rather to call attention to them as containing in substance, and that in its best expression, what of value has been said in systematic form on the general subject of which they treat. They are plain books, and easily accessible, and we therefore cheerfully leave the vindication of this our statement regarding them, the thorough testing of which we bespeak, to a careful examination of the works themselves, by those interested in the increase and elevation of the oratorical power of the pulpit; merely premising that “Demosthenes und Massillon" is the presentation of the abstract principles of “Eloquence a Virtue” in concrete shape, or as
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embodied in the orations of Demosthenes and the sermons of Massillon. We believe these volumes contain the great principles of rhetoric with which the clergy must be familiar in order best to fulfil their mission in reaching, winning, and saving men.
Passing on, and attempting to answer the question, What is the character of the preaching demanded by the times in which we live? the preliminary inquiry evidently is, What are the characteristics of the times? What special influences are at work in the world? What peculiarities mark this age? Clearly everything depends upon the answer to this. In the grand problem—How is the gospel to be brought home to men? we are to look upon “the times," as constituting the one variable quantity. Man remains essentially the same-spiritual, immortal, yet sinning, and perishing in his rebellion against God. The gospel remains essentially the same—the Son of God incarnate, obeying, suffering, dying as the sinner's substitute—freely offered of God to man's faith as the way of salvation. The times, with their influences and circumstances, change daily in slighter degree, and in the course of generations often, if not ordinarily, change essentially. While, therefore, acknowledging the sole efficiency of the Holy Spirit, it must yet be admitted, as in accordance with the Divine method, that a message to men, to be heard and heeded of men, must recognize their altered circumstances. What, then, are some of the characteristics of the present time?
A glance, even the most superficial, cannot fail to fix upon the extraordinary activity of what may be called the scientific spirit, as a marked feature of this age with its civilization. The work began more than a century ago, with the realm of physical nature. During all this period until the present day, the process of correcting and defining the ideas of men touching the outer world has gone on with accelerated speed, until, out of the once chaotic mass of fact and truth, order and system have everywhere been evoked, and the domain of science has been extended to the whole sphere of terrestrial existence, and to the material aspects of the starry heavens. From the ice rivers of Greenland to the fiery mountains of the Antarctic Continent- from the grain of sand at one's feet to the nebulæ