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Joseph Angus Collection (5 vols.)
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Joseph Angus Collection (5 vols.)


Religious Tract Society, American Baptist Publication Society 1853–1882

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Shining among Baptist minister Joseph Angus’ achievements is his particular talent for writing. While his career included stints as Regent’s Park College president, Baptist Missionary Society secretary, New Testament Company member, and London University examiner, Angus repeatedly won writing contests for pieces such as Christ Our Life: In Its Origin, Law, and End—included in this collection. His work’s clarity and global style manifests his desire to engage not only the dusty library elite, but people of all cultures and stations. Angus’ handbooks are as valuable for students today as they were for students 150 years ago, guiding readers through the study of Scripture, English language and literature, Butler’s Analogy of Religion, and the life of Christ. These volumes provide valuable insight into Baptist history as well as nineteenth-century linguistics, literature, and theology.

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Key Features

  • Classic texts from prominent English Baptist minister and scholar, Joseph Angus
  • Rich insights into biblical, linguistic, and literary studies
  • Educational texts, designed to be used by students everywhere

Individual Titles

Handbook of the English Tongue: For the Use of Students and Others

  • Author: Joseph Angus
  • Publisher: Religious Tract Society
  • Publication Date: 1861
  • Pages: 504

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Joseph Angus offers a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of the English language, creating a handbook that’s practical and easy to use. Convicted that the “careful study of English may be made as good a mental discipline as the study of the classic languages,” Angus designed this holistic text to acquaint students with the “history of [English], the principles of its grammar, and the elements of its composition.” The text discusses grammar and syntax, providing analysis and introduction to the study of the forms of words and sentences. It also includes “Hints on Composition,” which uses examples from classic writers, and provides practice exercises and questions. This classic text is a great resource for anyone seeking an all-in-one study of the English language.

The Bible Hand-book: An Introduction to the Study of Sacred Scripture

  • Author: Joseph Angus
  • Publisher: Religious Tract Society
  • Publication Date: 1854
  • Pages: 660

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Written to accommodate and equip readers of all skill sets and levels of experience, this text is designed to provide insights for both new and advanced Bible students. The first portion of the work includes general sections on the “Genuineness of Scripture,” “Authenticity and Authority of Scripture,” and “Peculiarities of the Bible as a Revelation from God.” In part 2, Angus breaks down the books of the Bible into groups such as “The Pentateuch and the Book of Job,” “Historical and Poetical Books to the Death of Solomon,” and “The Gospels.” He provides helpful introductions for each group, discussing the origin of the texts, their forms and historical context, and other pertinent information. Within each major grouping he introduces and examines each biblical book, discussing content, influences, and chronologies. Angus’ text is straightforward, clearly laid out, and includes many helpful charts and timelines, making it a great resource for deepening your Bible study.

The Handbook of English Literature

  • Author: Joseph Angus
  • Publisher: Religious Tract Society
  • Publication Date: 1865
  • Pages: 647

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Looking for an introduction to English literature? Here Joseph Angus discusses the prose, poetry, and drama of his native England from AD 449 through 1850. His work provides a valuable window into the growing national literary consciousness developing in nineteenth-century England. Angus created The Handbook of English Literature as a “photograph of our literature, with sufficient minuteness of detail to supply the curious inquirer with facts that may serve his purpose or guide him to further inquiry and with such fullness and breadth of treatment of the more important eras and writers . . . as shall secure a vivid and just conception of the whole.” The volume is divided into the following sections: Anglo-Saxon literature, Anglo-Norman literature, English language, English poets, English prose writers, and the English novel.

An Analysis of Butler’s Analogy of Religion, and Three Sermons on Human Nature

  • Author: Joseph Angus
  • Publisher: Religious Tract Society
  • Publication Date: 1882
  • Pages: 94

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Joseph Angus crafts a helpful guide to studying Joseph Butler’s The Analogy of Religion—an influential eighteenth-century apologetic text which argues for the return to core doctrines of Christian revealed and natural theology. This text is designed to be a concise guide for students, making it both an ideal study for fans of Butler’s work, as well as a great introduction to Butler for those unfamiliar with him.

Christ Our Life: In Its Origin, Law, and End

  • Author: Joseph Angus
  • Publisher: American Baptist Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 1853
  • Pages: 336

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Building from passages such as Philippians 1:21, Joseph Angus presents this study of Jesus’ life. This text discusses “the original deity of the Son of God” as well as “the circumstances of his life and death, so as to show the wonders of his love in the work of redemption and the sinfulness of sin, the glorious exaltation of Christ, and his second coming.” The American Baptist Publication Society selected Angus’ work for adaptation and use by Indian missionaries for its “peculiarly broad and catholic character, adapted to intelligent minds in every region of the earth, in every condition of culture or of creed.” 

Product Details

  • Title: Joseph Angus Collection
  • Author: Joseph Angus
  • Publishers: Religious Tract Society, American Baptist Publication Society
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 2,241

About Joseph Angus

Joseph Angus was born in 1816 in Bolam, Northumberland, England. He studied at King’s College, Stepney College. He earned his master’s degree at Edinburgh University as well as the first prize in mathematics, Greek, logic, and belles-lettres, as well as the gold medal in ethics and political philosophy. Angus was a member of both the New Testament Company and the Royal Asiatic society, examiner in English language and literature to the University of London, secretary of the Baptist Missionary Society, president of the Baptist Union, and president of Stepney College, Oxford (now known as Regent’s Park College) throughout his life.