Samuel Zane Batten (1859–1925) was a Baptist minister.
He served as a Baptist minister in Morristown, New Jersey, where he preached against alcohol consumption and gambling. He was an adamant proponent of democracy for its Christian appeal. In 1908, he established the Commission on Social Service of the American Baptist Association.
He was a member of the Brotherhood of the Kingdom.
- The New Citizenship: Christian Character in its Biblical Ideas, Sources, and Relations (1898)
- The Social Task of Christianity: A Summons to the New Crusade (1909)
- The Christian State: The State, Democracy, and Christianity (1909)
- A Working Temperance Program (1910)
- The Industrial Menace to the Home (1914)
- The Moral Meaning of War: A Prophetic Interpretation (1918)
- The New World Order (1919)
- If America Fail: Our National Mission and Our Possible Future (1922)
- Building a Community (1922)
- Why Not Try Christianity? (1923)
- ^ Eldon J. Eisenach, The Social And Political Thought of American Progressivism, Hackett Publishing Company, 2006, p. 177 
- ^ John W. Rae, Morristown: A Military Headquarters of the American Revolution, Arcadia Publishing, 2003, p. 140 
- ^ Susan Curtis, A Consuming Faith: The Social Gospel and Modern American Culture, University of Missouri Press, 2001, p. 192 
- ^ James H. Moorhead, World Without End: Mainstream American Protestant Visions of the Last Things, 1880-1925, Indiana University Press, 1999, p. 116 
- ^ Eldon J. Eisenach, The Social And Political Thought of American Progressivism, Hackett Publishing Company, 2006, p. 190