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HUGHES , HENRY MALDWYN ( 1875 - 1940 ), Wesleyan minister and theologian ; b. at Trefeglwys, Mont. , 17 Sept. 1875 , son of John Hughes ( Glanystwyth , 1842 - 1902 , q.v.) . Educated at Kingswood school , Bath , University College of Wales , Aberystwyth , and Didsbury Theological College , Manchester , he graduated B.A. and D.D. at London University . He was ordained to the Wesleyan ministry in 1896 and was successively minister at Bromyard , Birmingham , Southport , Wallasey , Edinburgh , and Clapham ( London ). In 1921 he was appointed the first principal of Wesley House , Cambridge . His successful work there, in the face of many difficulties, was recognized by the university with the award of an honorary M.A. degree, and on his retirement from the post in 1937 the Wesley House authorities had his portrait painted by Frank O. Salisbury . He was Fernley Lecturer in 1922 , and was the last president of the Wesleyan conference before the amalgamation of the Wesleyans with the other branches of the Methodists . His chief published works were The Ethics of Jewish Apocryphal Literature , 1909 ; Wesley and Whitefield , 1912 ; Faith and Progress , 1919 ; The Theology of Experience , 1922 ; Wesley's standards in the light of today , 1921 ; The Kingdom of God , 1922 ; What is Atonement? 1924 ; The School of Life , 1925 ; Christian Foundations , 1927 ; and The Christian Idea of God , 1935 . He also contributed to R. H. Charles 's Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament , 1913 , and to Hastings 's Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics . He m. Marion Helen , daughter of R. Taylor , Colchester . He d. suddenly 20 Aug. 1940 .

Bibliography:

  • Who's who? ;
  • Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd , Dolgellau , 132 ( 1940 );
  • obituary notices;
  • his own published works.

Author:

John James Jones, M.A., (1892-1957), Aberystwyth