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Henry Wace

(1836—1924) dean of Canterbury


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(1836–1924), Dean of Canterbury. He was educated at Rugby and Brasenose College, Oxford, and ordained in 1862. In 1863 he became a regular contributor to The Times. He was chaplain (1872–80), and then (1880–96) preacher, of Lincoln's Inn; Principal of King's College, London (1883–96); rector of St Michael's, Cornhill (1896–1903); and from 1903 until his death Dean of Canterbury. He was a staunch Evangelical and supporter of the Reformation settlement, an admirer of M. Luther, and equally opposed to the modern methods of ‘higher criticism’ of the Bible and to the High Church attempts at revising the BCP. He was the editor, with W. Smith, of the Dictionary of Christian Biography (4 vols., 1880–6), with P. Schaff of the second series of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers (14 vols., 1890–1900), and with C. A. Buchheim of Luther's Primary Works (1896). His own writings include lectures on The Gospel and its Witnesses (1883), and The Bible and Modern Investigations (1903), as well as numerous articles in newspapers and periodicals.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Christianity.


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