Edwin Lewis was born on 18 April 1881 in Newbury, England. At nineteen years of age, he traveled to Labrador, Canada with Sir Wilfred Grenfell, a missionary doctor who worked in Newfoundland. While in Labrador, Lewis joined the Newfoundland Methodist Church of Canada. He then served in the North Dakota Conference during 1904–5. He was educated at Drew Theological Seminary (BD 1908, ThD 1918) and New York State College for Teachers (BA 1915). He also received a DD from Dickinson College in 1926. He was an instructor in Greek and theology at Drew Theological Seminary from 1916 to 1918. He continued to teach at Drew, becoming an adjunct professor of systematic theology in 1918, and a full professor in 1920. Lewis remained at Drew until his retirement in 1951. He taught for a short time at Temple University before his death on 29 November 1959 in Madison, New Jersey.
From The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers in Oxford Reference.