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Samuel Zane Batten

Clergyman

Samuel Zane Batten, American clergyman. member exec.

Background

Batten, Samuel Zane was born on August 10, 1859 in Swedesboro, New Jersey, United States. Son of George and Sarah P. (Zane) Batten.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Bucknell U., 1885, A.M., 1888. Crozer Theological Seminary, 1885-1886. (Doctor of Divinity, Bucknell, 1905).

Career

Ordained Baptist ministry, 1886. Pastor Tioga, Pennsylvania, 1886-1887, Brookville, Pennsylvania, 1888-1891, Manayunk Church, Philadelphia, 1891-1893, Amity Church, New York, 1894-1895, Morristown, New Jersey, 1895-1903, First Church, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1903-1910. Head of department social science, Des Moines (Iowa) College, 1910-1912.

Secretary Baptist Department Social Service and Brotherhood. Editor the Nebraska Issue, 1906-1910. President Pennsylvania State Baptist Young People’s Union, 1893-1894.

Chairman Christian Citizenship Committee, New York Christian Endeavor Union, 1894-1895. A founder Brotherhood of the Kingdom, and editorial secretary, 1886-1899. President Nebraska Anti-Saloon League, 1903-1908, Nebraska Baptist Education Society, 1907-1908.

Chairman Social Service communications of Northern Baptist Convention, since 1908. Associate secretary Social Service communications of Federation Council of the Churches. Secretary Nebraska Federation Churches, 1909-1910.

President Iowa Constitutional Amendment Association. President Des Moines Federation of Churches. Chairman of the executive committee Social Service Commission Baptist World Alliance.

Delegate World’s Church Peace Conference, Constance, 1914. Member Executive Committee National Temperance Union. Commissioner of education, World Brotherhood Federation Author: Prophets True and False (booklet), 1897.

The New Citizenship ($600 prize book, American S.S. Union), 1898. The Christian State, 1909. The Social Task of Christianity, 1911.

A Working Temperance Program, 1911. The Social Problem, 1915. Moral Meaning of the War, 1918.

New World Order, 1919. Christ and the Nations, 1920. Building a Community, 1921.

If America Fail, 1921. Why Not Try Christianity? 1923. Editor Social Service Series.

Secretary War Commission of Northern Baptist Convention

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor the Nebraska Issue, 1906-1910. President Pennsylvania State Baptist Young People’s Union, 1893-1894. Chairman Christian Citizenship Committee, New York Christian Endeavor Union, 1894-1895.A founder Brotherhood of the Kingdom, and editorial secretary, 1886-1899. President Nebraska Anti-Saloon League, 1903-1908, Nebraska Baptist Education Society, 1907-1908. Chairman Social Service communications of Northern Baptist Convention, since 1908.Associate secretary Social Service communications of Federation Council of the Churches. Secretary Nebraska Federation Churches, 1909-1910. President Iowa Constitutional Amendment Association.President Des Moines Federation of Churches. Chairman of the executive committee Social Service Commission Baptist World Alliance. Delegate World’s Church Peace Conference, Constance, 1914.Member Executive Committee National Temperance Union. Commissioner of education, World Brotherhood Federation Author: Prophets True and False (booklet), 1897. The New Citizenship ($600 prize book, American S.S. Union), 1898.The Christian State, 1909. The Social Task of Christianity, 1911. A Working Temperance Program, 1911.The Social Problem, 1915. Moral Meaning of the War, 1918. New World Order, 1919.Christ and the Nations, 1920. Building a Community, 1921. If America Fail, 1921.Why Not Try Christianity? 1923. Editor Social Service Series. Secretary War Commission of Northern Baptist Convention.

Membership

Member exec.

Connections

Married Winifred Merriman, October 6, 1886.

father:
George Batten

mother:
Sarah P. (Zane) Batten

spouse:
Winifred Merriman