Magus and Cerinthus to Theodore Parker and Renan, the question, What think ye of Christ? Whose Son is He 2 has been a vital one. Faith in the Incarnation, the per sonal history, real death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the fundamental article of Christianity, and without this belief the Church could have had no existence. Is this belief correct? Does it rest on the truth, or is it a misbelief 3 A conspectus of the theological and critical literature of the age would lead us. To think that this, beyond all comparison, is the most absorbing question of our times. Perhaps one reason for this is, that there is more critical learning set free from other pursuits, and at leisure to be employed on such investigations, than ever before. Our scholars are now better acquainted with the languages and dialects cognate to the Hebrew. We know more of the habits and feelings of Oriental life. We can perhaps better apprehend the modes of thought common to our Lord's followers in His day, and hence we are brought more closely into sympathy with Him, and our desire is therefore stronger to know more fully the parti culars of His human life. Nor is it possible for us to con ceive of a greater subject, or one that should more ear nestly employ our noblest energies than to apprehend the true God, whom to know aright, and his son Jesus Christ.