Christianity, Hinduism and Lampeter

Christianity, Hinduism and Lampeter Vice-Principal Rowland Williams

WILLIAMS, Roland. Parmeswara-jnyana-goshthi. A Dialogue of the Knowledge of the Supreme Lord, in which are compared the claims of Christianity and Hinduism, and various questions of Indian Religion and Literature fairly discussed (Cambidge, 1856). Provenance: Presnted by the author, 1857.

Williams (1817-70) was Vice-Principal and Professor of Hebrew at Lampeter (1850-1862). This book, published anonymously, is arguably his most important work, though it was his contribution on biblical criticism in Essays and Reviews (1860) which caused him to be charged with heresy, leading to his suspension by the Court of Arches for a year until the sentence was annulled by the Privy Council (1864). He left Lampeter in 1862 and retired to his living in Broadchalke, near Salisbury. His library, bequeathed to whichever Welsh town was able to take care of it, went to Swansea Public Library and is now part of the National Library of Wales.