(1848–90), Anglican theologian. Educated at St Paul's School and Exeter College, Oxford, he was successively Fellow of St John's College, Oxford (1872–6), rector of Frenchay, Avon (1876–81), and tutor at Keble College (1881–90). His keen intellect, equally at home in philosophy and the natural sciences, and a rare depth of spiritual power made him one of the chief religious influences in Oxford. His publications included the essay on ‘The Christian Doctrine of God’ in Lux Mundi (1889), a collection of papers on Science and the Faith (1889), and Lectures on the History of the Reformation (1890; posthumous); but these books in no sense reflect his real abilities.
From The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church in Oxford Reference.