Evans, Caleb

Evans, Caleb D.D., son of the Reverend Hugh Evans, was born at Bristol about the year 1737, and was educated at the Homerton Academy. In 1767 he became colleague to his father as pastor of the church, and tutor in the academy at Broadmead. In 1770 he originated "The Bristol Education Society," to supply the dissenting congregations, and especially the Baptist, with able and evangelical ministers, as well as missionaries for propagating the Gospel in the world. From this time to the period of his death, August 9, 1791, Dr. Evans continued to discharge the duties of president of the society. He published an Answer to Dr. Priestley's Appeal, and a small volume entitled Christ Crucified, or the Scripture Doctrine of the Atonement (Bristol, 1789, sm. 8vo), besides occasional sermons. On the breaking out of the American War he advocated the freedom of the colonies, and wrote A Letter to John Wesley, in reply to his Calm Address to the American Colonies (London, 1775, 12mo); also a Reply to Fletcher's Vindication of Wesley's Address (Bristol, 1776, 12mo). — Jones, Christian Biography, page 144; Allibone, Dict. of Authors, s.v.

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