WACE, HENRY: Church of England; b. in London Dec. 10, 1836. He was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford (B.A., 1860); was ordered deacon (1861) and ordained priest (1862); was curate of St. Luke's, Berwick Street, London (1861-63), and of St. James', Westminster (1863-69), and lecturer of Grosvenor Chapel (1870-72); chaplain (1872-80) and preacher (1880-96) of Lincoln's Inn, London; rector of St. Michael's, Cornhill (1896-1903), and since 1903 has been dean of Canterbury. He was Boyle Lecturer (1874-75), professor of ecclesiastical history in King's College, London (1875-83), and principal of the same institution (1883-96); select preacher at Cambridge in 1878, 1890, and 1901, and at Oxford in 1880-82, Bampton Lecturer at the latter university in 1879, examining chaplain to the archbishop of Canterbury in 1883-1903, honorary chaplain to the queen in 1884-89, and chaplain-in-ordinary in 1889-1901, and honorary chaplain to the king in 1901-03, prebendary of Consumpta-per-Mare in St. Paul's Cathedral in 1881-1903, rural dean of the East City in 1900-03, and dean of Canterbury since 1903. Besides editing A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects, and Doctrines, from the time of the Apostles to the Age of Charlemagne (in collaboration with Sir William Smith; 4 vols., London, 1880-86; in part rewritten, revised, and reissued in one volume as A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century, London and Boston, 1911, in collaboration with W. C. Piercy); The First Principles of the Reformation; or, The Primary Works of Luther (in collaboration with C. A. Buchheim; 1884); The Speaker's Commentary on the Apocrypha (2 vols., 1886); and the second series of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers (in collaboration with P. Schaff; 14 vols., New York, 1890-1900), he has written Christianity and Morality (Boyle lectures; London, 1876); The Foundations of Faith (Bampton lectures; 1880); The Gospel and its Witnesses (1883); The Students' Manual of the Evidences of Christianity (1886); Some Central Points of Our Lord's Ministry (1890); Christianity and Agnosticism; Reviews of some recent Attacks on the Christian Faith (1895); The Sacrifice of Christ (1898); Confession and Absolution (1902); Criticism Criticised (1902); The Bible and Modern Investigation (1903); Appeal to the First Six Centuries (1905); Principles of the Reformation (1910); and Prophecy, Jewish and Christian (1911).
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