Edward Steane

Short Name: Edward Steane
Full Name: Steane, Edward, 1798-1882
Birth Year: 1798
Death Year: 1882

Steane, Edward, D.D., was born at Oxford, Mar. 23, 1798, studied at the Baptist College, Bristol, and at Edinburgh University. In 1823 he became pastor of a Baptist church at Camberwell, London, where he laboured with success until his death on May 8, 1882, Dr. Steane was for many years one of the most eminent ministers of the Baptist denomination. He was one of the founders of the Baptist Union; the Bible Translation Society; and the Evangelical Alliance. He edited Evangelical Christendom; and published The Doctrine of Christ developed by the Apostles, in 1872. He was one of the Committee which prepared the Baptist New Selection in 1828. The only hymn known to have been composed by him appeared in that book:— "Prophetic era! blissful day!" (The Triumphs of Christ anticipated). It reappeared in the Selection Enlarged in 1838. [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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