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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).