Years, upon the results of this conﬂict. Besides this, however, the topic itself, as here treated, is one of profound interest in its psychological, as well as in its historical and religious connections. Such a historic review shows that man must look before as well as after; he must remember the past and also strive to anticipate the future, — especially in the great joints and crises of events. Belief in Providence, as well as faith in Scripture, prompts men of deep thought and feeling to ascend some mount of vision, whence they may perchance descry the shadows of coming events. Nowhere has this profound theme been treated in so full and compressed a manner as in Dr. Dollinger's admirable summary.