Godwin, John Hensley

Godwin, John Hensley an English Congregational minister, was born June 18, 1809, at Bristol. He studied at Highbury College and the University of Edinburgh. In 1839 he became resident and philosophical tutor at Highbury. When the union of Homerton, Coward, and Highbury colleges was completed in 1850 he received the chairs of New Testament exegesis,. mental and moral philosophy, and English in New College, London, which he held until 1872, when he retired; but he remained honorary professor in the college until his death, February 26, 1889. His literary activity was great. He wrote a work on Christian Baptism,. and delivered the Congregational lecture entitled Christian Faith. Two or three of his works have to do with mental and moral philosophy. Volumes on the apocalypse, the gospels of Matthew and Mark, the epistles to the Romans and Galatians, bear witness to his diligence in this department of study. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1890, page 143.

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