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191? Figure Dr. Edward A. Steiner Lecturer Redpath Dr. EDWARD A. STEINER AUTHOR — EDUCATOR — LECTURER A MAN WITH A MESSAGE Dr. EDWARD A. STEINER DR. EDWARD A. STEINER, Author, Educator and Lecturer was born in Austria; received his early school training in Bohemia: attended the higher schools of Germany; made his doctor's degree at the University of Heidelberg; spent his early manhood in Russia and is now head of the Department of Applied Christianity in Iowa College at Grinnell. Dr. Steiner is one of the most popular lecturers on the platform today and it is doubtful if anyone has a greater message. His studies of the subjects which he presents have all been first hand. He prepared his lecture and wrote his book on Tolstoi after making a special trip to Russia to the home of Tolstoi. As a speaker, his services are in constant demand. On account of his work as a professor in Grinnell College, his time is so occupied that he can fill but a limited number of lecture engagements. Many of his addresses are in the largest halls and before the largest audiences in America. In November 1912, Dr. Steiner spoke before more than 3,000 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago. A Letter from One of His Hearers The next day he received a letter from the son of a German emigrant which read as follows and which is typical of the appreciation and value of Dr. Steiner's lecture work everywhere. May the son of a German emigrant take the liberty of expressing to you his heartfelt appreciation of the splendid address before the Sunday Evening Club last night? Every shaft was driven home, every point was well taken, every remark will find a hearty response in, at least, one Chicago man's breast. It is to men like you—men with a big vision, a big mind and a big heart—that the youth and the coming generations of America must look to (and thank God they can) for their temporal and spiritual guidance. God speed to you in your work for our country. From Roosevelt's Most Useful Citizen of New York Jacob Riis, Roosevelt's Most Useful Citizen of New York, writes: My Dear Professor Steiner—I have just gotten your beautiful book, On the Trail of the immigrant and have looked through it and caught enough of your brave spirit through the text and the splendid pictures to know that I shall very thoroughly enjoy it and sympathize with you in every line. As much as ten years ago that was the very work I personally hoped to do and in fact had proposed to Mr. Gilder to do for the Century. Then something happened and switched me off to other things. I rejoice more than I can tell you that one has been found, who, younger and better equipped than I, can do it so much better. Dr. Steiner's Books In addition to being a most entertaining and inspiring lecturer and a widely known college professor, Dr. Steiner is an author of note. One of his books is known as The Mediator which is a tale of the old world and the new. The Chicago Journal speaks of this book as being no ordinary novel but one that has been written for a great purpose, the revelation of the feelings of alien people. The Outlook speaks of it as glowing with sincerity and passionate love of humanity. Tolstoi the Man, a biographical interpretation is another of Dr. Steiner's books and of this the Philadelphia Record says it is perhaps the most conspicuous effort to throw absolutely correct light upon Russia's great thinker and writer, and the truest, fairest and most sane study that has yet been made, and the St. Louis Globe-Democrat refers to it as a book of poetic beauty and of unusual charm. On the Trail of the Immigrant is still another of Dr. Steiner's books. The Chicago Evening Post says of this volume that it is indeed a revelation that should set America thinking. The Parable of the Cherries is the subject of his latest book, which is a call to a larger brotherhood. All of these books are published by The Fleming H. Revell Co., New York. Dr. Steiner's Lecture Subjects On the Trail of the Immigrant. The Russian Revolution. Tolstoi, the Man—His Message. Anarchy, its Causes and Cure. The Slavic World. Figure ESTABLISHED SINCE 1868 JAMES REDPATH FOUNDER OF THE LYCEUM Dr. EDWARD A. STEINER A Few of Hundreds of Comments on His Work Epigrammatic, witty, with a humor tinged with kindly sarcasm, scathing in his summing up of our social inconsistencies and our racial hypocrasies, Dr. Steiner held the fascinated attention of his audience. Dr. Steiner's achievements in the world of letters are too well known to here recapitulate, suffice to say that his Life of Tolstoi is regarded as the standard biography of the great Russian and his books on sociological subjects the most authoritative and significant of their class. That Dr. Steiner is an individualist is avowed from the platform and interpreted through his utterance. His creed is broader than any church and his religion as wide as the universe. He is a living exemplar of the philosophy of the great Tolstoi who preached the universal brotherhood of man which could never be realized by humanity until all national lines, all racial prejudices, all artificial barriers between man and man the world over were broken down and annihilated.— Richmond (Ind.) Evening Item; Oct. 18, 1913. DR. STEINER CAME, SAW AND CONQUERED AT YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO. Dr. Steiner came, saw and conquered. He made three addresses and each one seemed as near perfect in its way as an address could be. Whether he faced an audience of cultured women, or a mixed multitude of men, or some 700 high school children, he was equally tactful and telling in his approach, equally successful in winning his way. He is a man who has broken through to the realities of life. He possesses the grace of human sympathy beyond most men. The pathos and cogency of his argument are all shot through with golden threads of finest humor, kindly appealing and mirth-provoking.—Wm. Herbert Hudnut, Pastor First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, Ohio. WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR EXPRESSES APPRECIATION. Dear Mr. Steiner:—May I offer a few unsolicited words, expressive of my appreciation of your lectures delivered at the Princeton Chautauqua? You made a profound impression by your scholarly and eloquent presentation of a great message that fairly thrilled the people. I think I had never before heard a speaker who so completely commanded an audience by the force of consecrated scholarship and by means of an enthusiasm which makes you an instrument under Providence, to inspire the people with ennobling ideals of justice and truth.—Faithfully yours, Maynard Lee Daggey, Ass't Prof. of Rhetoric and Oratory, University of Washington. A NOTABLE HOUR AT THE PRESBY-TERIAN UNION. Dr. E. A. Steiner:—After sleeping on it, let me say a sober word of rejoicing over your being with us last evening. It will be a notable hour in the memories of the Presbyterian Union. How could Tolstoi ever imagine that his life and convictions and character would illumine and inspire men and women five thousands miles away! I think you again on behalf of the Union and myself for the message you brought us.—Frank A. Ferris, Pres. Presby. Union of New York City. Prof. E. A. Steiner of Iowa College spoke at the First Church last night, taking as his subject On the Trail of the Immigrant, which is the title of a book he has written. The address was an unusual one both in interest and merit. Prof. Steiner drew from a wealth of knowledge of his subject. His address was optimistic, but optimistic in a wholly rational way. He was humorous in many places, and most of his humor, like pathos, was the true-to-life kind.— Springfield (Mass.) Republican. Dr. Edward A. Steiner's lecture on the immigrant, delivered before a distinguished audience of women, was a discussion of the right method of assimilating and befriending the immigrants admitted into this country rather than of the immigration policy in general. It was an able and fervent plea for sympathy, for understanding, for justice.— Editorial in the Chicago Record-Herald. Dr. Edward A. Steiner, one of the most noted sociologists of the country, delighted and instructed a large audience at the Y. M. C. A. last night. His topic was Tolstoi and the Russian Revolution. It contained much food for thought and was characterized throughout by simplicity of language, directness of thought, apt illustrations and beautiful descriptive language.— Wilkesbarre (Pa.) Record. Dr. Steiner is one of those men who have traveled much, who have seen much that there is to see in the world and are gifted with broad-mindedness by which they are able to judge American institutions and life as well as those of Europe with perfect frankness. He has been heard by large audiences at Chautauqua so that his voice was not a new one and his message came to people who had listened to his lectures or read his books.— Jamestown (N. Y.) Morning Post. At a meeting of the Jewish Students' Literary Society the members discussed The Mediator, a new book written by Prof. E. A. Steiner. A long and interesting discussion of the book was led by Dr. Boris D. Bogen. The remarkable exactness of its characters appealed to all those present.— Cincinnati Enquirer.
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