LEWIS, WILLIAM MORRIS (1839 - 1917), minister (Presb.)

Name: William Morris Lewis
Date of birth: 1839
Date of death: 1917
Spouse: Lettice Maria Lewis (née Lloyd)
Parent: Enoch Lewis
Gender: Male
Occupation: minister (Presb.)
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Gomer Morgan Roberts

Born 9 May 1839 at Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, son of the Rev. Enoch Lewis and his wife. He was educated at the seminary of Dr. George Rees; Bala College; Normal College, Swansea and Trefeca College. He began to preach in 1856, and was ordained in 1863. In 1859 he married Lettice Maria Lloyd, and they settled in Tŷ Llwyd, near Holywell, in the parish of Llandeloy, Pembrokeshire. They built Treffynnon chapel near their home, and were very supportive of the cause. He was Moderator of the South Wales Association in 1893-94. In his day he was considered to be a theologian and Biblical scholar of some standing. He corresponded with scholars like Adolf Harnack and H.M. Gwatkin; he was friendly also with Thomas Charles Edwards. He contributed extensively to Y Traethodydd, Y Drysorfa and to English periodicals. He published his Davies Lecture on repentance — Edifeirwch — which was delivered at the General Assembly, 1900. His Welsh commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews was translated into German, and W.M. Ramsay acknowledged that he had presented a strong case for Paul being its author. He died 26 May 1917, and his remains were buried in Holywell cemetery.

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Published date: 2001

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