Hoppus, John, Lld
Hoppus, John, LL.D.
an English Congregational minister, was born in London in 1789. He studied theology at Rotherham and Dunbar, then proceeded to the University of Glasgow, where he took his degree of M.A., and was the most distinguished pupil of his year. Thence he returned to London and took the ministerial charge of the Carter Lane Chapel, where he labored two years. He next became professor of mental and moral philosophy and logic in University College, London, which chair he occupied for thirty-six years, preaching frequently and writing extensively. He died in London, January 29, 1875. The life of Dr. Hoppus was an exemplification of his oft- repeated assertion that "No service a man can render his generation is greater than this, to try to 'justify the ways of God to men.'" He wrote a masterly exposition of Bacon's Novum Organon, and many other treatises for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge: — a prize essay on Schism as Opposed to the Unity of the Church: — a valuable pamphlet on The Crisis of Popular Education, as well as contributing largely to the Psychological Journal and Eclectic. See (Loud.) Cong. Year-book, 1876, page 341; (Lond.) Evangelical Magazine, 1875, page 281.