Williams, Rowland, Dd
Williams, Rowland, D.D.
an English clergyman, was born at Halkin, Flintshire, Wales, Aug.:16, 1817. He was educated at Eton and at King's College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1841; was chosen fellow, and -in 1842 elected tutor of his college; took orders; and became identified with the reform movement at Cambridge and with the Broad Church movement, which was headed by Arnold and Maurice; became vice-principal and professor, of Hebrew in the Welsh Theological College of St. David's at Lampeter, and chaplain to the bishop of Llandaff, in 1850; was appointed select preacher to, the University of Cambridge in 1854; became vicar of Broad Chalk, Wiltshire, in 1859; was one of the authors of the famous volume of Essays and Reviews. (1860), for which act he was prosecuted in the Court of Arches, and condemned in December, 1862, but obtained a reversal of' the judgment in February, 1864; resigned his professorship, in 1862, and thereafter resided at his vicarage in Broad Chalk, near Salisbury, where he died Jan. 18, 1876. His principal published works are, Lays from the Cimbric Lynre: — Account of St. David's College, Lanpefer: — Rational Godliness (1855): — Christianity and Hinduism (1856): — Christian Freedom in the Council of Jerusalem (1857): The Hebrew Prophets Translated Afresh (1868-71, 2 vols.): — Broad Chalk Sermon Essays on Nature, Mediation, Atonement, and Absolution (1867): — Owen Glendower, a Dramatic Biography, and Other Poems (187,0): and Psalms and Litanies (1872), edited by his widow, who also published his Life and Letters (1874).