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Angus, Joseph

ANGUS, JOSEPH: English Baptist; b. at Bolam (15 m. n.w. of Newcastle), Northumberland, Jan. 16, 1816; d. at Hampstead, London, Aug. 28, 1902. He studied at King’s College, London, at Stepney Baptist College, and at Edinburgh University (M.A., 1838), and became pastor of the New Park Street Baptist Church, Southwark, London (1838), co-secretary of the Baptist Missionary Society (1840), sole secretary (1842), and President of Stepney College (1849), which position he held till 1893. During his administration the College was removed to Regent’s Park and affiliated with the University of London, its attendance doubled, its endowment was augmented by a professorial fund of £30,000, and scholarships were provided for missionary and other students. He was a member of the first London School Board, and of the New Testament Revision Company. He published: The Voluntary System (London, 1839), a prize essay in reply to the lectures of Dr. Chalmers on Church establishments; Christ our Life (1853), which won a prize for an essay on the life of Christ adapted to missionary purposes and suitable for translation into the languages of India; Christian Churches (1862); Lectures on Future Punishment (1870); Apostolic Missions (1871; new ed. 1892); Six Lectures on Regeneration (1897). He wrote the commentary on Hebrews for Schaff’s International Commentary on the New Testament, New York and Edinburgh (1883). For the Religious Tract Society he prepared: Handbooks of the Bible (1854; partly rewritten by Samuel G. Green 1904), the English Tongue (1862), English Literature (1865); and Specimens of English Literature (1866; new ed. 1880). For the same society he edited Butler’s Analogy (1855), and Sermons (1882), and Wayland’s Elements of Moral Science (1858).

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