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THE RELIGIOUS WORLD

GLEANINGS.

The Rev. L. M. Isitt has set the religious people of Australia into hostile camps with respect to himself. One laudß him to the skits, the other denounces him to the other exti entity. By way of welcoming the coming guest the ' Adelaide Christian Weekly' calls him a " straight-out hitter, grandly enthusiastic, ia fluent, humorous, entertaining, impressive, convincing." By way of speeding the parting guest the ' Sydney Presbyterian' publishes theae remarks: " The Rev. L. M. Isitt is guilty of false emphasis, exaggerated inflection, false reasoning, bad law, and blustering balderdash." Probably Mr Isitt would find an action lie against both religious organs for libel. The Rev. Frederic Howe Ringwood, who died a few weeks ago at Foxrock, near DubliD, Ireland, was one of the best known Irish educators. For nearly half a century he had been head-master of the Dungannon Royal School.

Another and in some respects more remarkable papyrus than that recently discovered in Egypt has ju3t baen translated, and proves to be ano.her version of the story of Josoph and Potiphar's wife. Whether it is a newer or an older version is not known, and may never be determined, but the resemblance i 3 so close as to leave no room for doubt that one was a reproduction of the other. In this new version the hero of the story is cilled Bataa, and instead of being a slave tempted by the wife of his master, one of the leading men of the times, he is a younger brother who refuses the enticements of his sister-in-law. Both women took substantially the same revenge, by violating the ninth commandment, but Butan found out his danger in time to escape. If he had not, death, and not mere imprisonment, would have been his punishment. In the old or canonical version husband and wife are both lost sight of, and the fortunes of Joseph only followed. It is shown that virtue had great reward. In this newly-found version virtue does indeed have great reward, but vice did not eacape the penalty of death, for the two brothers had a chance to talk the matter over, and the story told by the refugee was believed. Lady Victoria Buxton has given Mrs Booth a cheque for £SO towards the furtherance of the social schemes of the Salvation Army. The Rev. J. Mountain, who a few years ago conducted evangelistic services in the colonies, has received a letter from the Queen's private secretar}- conveying Her Majesty's thanks for the Diamond Jubilee verses and music composed by him. A martyr memorial service was conducted at Bothwell Bridge, Scotland, ou a recent Sunday evening by the Rev. Dr Kerr, of Glagow —the 218 th anniversary of the battle. The congregation included not less than 8,000 persons, while about 1,000 more lined the walls of the bridge above. Principal Rainy declared in Perth (Scotland) that, with all due faith, love, and consecration, he thought that the union of the Free and the U.P. Churches, if it came, would result in a better church, and a more fruitful church, and a more glorious church than either of the churches, honorable and interesting as the history of both had been. The 'Christian Outlook'informs us that Mr A. M. Braik has been asked to resumj the cboirmastership of Knox Church, the proposal of the Organ Committee having been unanimously agreed to by the officebearers.

Archbishop Redwood is to leave for Melbourne next month to be present at the opening of St. Patrick's Cathedral, which has just been completed. The consecration J3 to take place on 31st October, and, at the invitation of Archbishop Cair, Dr Redwood is to preach the evening sermon, that in the morniog to be preached by Cardinal Moran. The Rev. E. H. Wyatfc, M.A., has joined the ranks of the active journalists, and now fills the editorial chair of the Wbangarei 'Advocate.'

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THE RELIGIOUS WORLD, Issue 10423, 18 September 1897, Supplement

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THE RELIGIOUS WORLD Issue 10423, 18 September 1897, Supplement

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