Morgan, Hector Davies

Morgan, Hector Davies an English divine, noted for his sociological studies, was born in 1768, and was educated at Cambridge University. After taking holy orders he at once rose to positions of prominence, and finally became canon of Trallong. In 1819 he had the honor to be selected Bampton lecturer, and his sermons preached that year were published (1819, 8vo). He also published several other theological treatises of minor value. But he is best known as the author of Doctrine and Law of Marriage, Adultery, and Divorce (Oxford, 1826, 2 volumes, 8vo). This valuable work exhibits a theological and practical view of the divine institution of marriage, the religious ratification of marriage, the impediments which preclude and vitiate the contract of marriage, the reciprocal duties of husbands and wives, the sinful and criminal character of adultery, and the difficulties which embarrass the principle and practice of divorce, etc. See Lond. Gent. Mag. 1851, part 1, page 562; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, volume 2, s.v.

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