Steinkopf, Carl Friedrich Adolph

Steinkopf, Carl Friedrich Adolph, a German doctor of theology, was born at Ludwigsburg, Sept. 7, 1773, and studied theology at Tübingen. In 1801 he went to London as pastor of the Savoy Church, and placed himself in personal communication with the Religious Tract Society, of which he afterwards became one of the secretaries. When the British and Foreign Bible Society was founded, March 7, 1804, Dr. Steinkopf took a prominent and important part, and was unanimously. appointed one of its secretaries, with special reference to the foreign department; but he also took his full share in its domestic deliberations and proceedings. He sustained this office till the year 1826, when he retired, because he would not take the position of the society regarding the Apocryphal books of the Old Test. He died May 29, 1859. Steinkopf also published a series of sermons on different topics, which are enumerated by Zuchold in his Bibl. Theol. 2, 1265. See also Theol. Universal-Lexikon, s.v.; Neue evangel. Kirchenzeitung, 1859, No. 32; but more especially the Memorial published in the Fifty-sixth Report (1860) of the British and Foreign Bible Society, p. 180 sq. (B.P.)

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