- John Saul Howson
John Saul Howson (
May 5, 1816-1885), English divine, was born at Giggleswick-on-Craven, Yorkshire.
After receiving his early education at
Giggleswick School, of which his father was head-master, he went to Trinity College, Cambridge, and there became tutor successively to the marquess of Sligoand the marquess of Lorne. In 1845 Howson, having taken orders, accepted the post of senior classical master at the LiverpoolCollege under his friend WJ Conyheare, whom he succeeded as principal in 1849. This post he held until 1865, and it was largely due to his influence that a similar college for girls was established at Liverpool.
On 2 June 1865, Howson was appointed as Honorary Chaplain of the 1st Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps. [LondonGazette |issue=22983 |date=
23 June 1865|startpage=3154 ]
In 1866 he left Liverpool for the vicarage of
Wisbech, and in 1867 he was appointed dean of Chester Cathedral, where he gave himself vigorously to the work of restoring the crumbling fabric, collecting nearly £100,000 in five years for this purpose.
His sympathies were with the evangelical party, and he stoutly opposed the "Eastward position," but he was by no means narrow. He did much to reintroduce the ministry of women as deaconesses. The building of the King's School for boys, and the Queen's School for girls (both in Chester), was due in a great measure to the active interest which he took in educational matters. He died at
Bournemouthon the December 15, 1885, and was buried in the cloister garth of Chester.
Howson's chief literary production was "The Life and Epistles of St Paul" (1852) in which he collaborated with Conybeare. The book is still of interest, especially for its descriptive passages,which were mostly done by Howson; but later researches (such as those of Sir WM Ramsay) have made the geographical and historical sections obsolete, and the same may be said of the treatment of the Pauline theology.
Howson was an uncle of
George Howson(1860–1919), reforming headmaster of Gresham's School.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Howson, John Saul — (1816–85) Theologian. Howson was educated at the University of Cambridge and he was ordained to the Anglican ministry in 1845. He had a successful career and ultimately he became Dean of Chester. He was the author of the Life and Epistles… … Who’s Who in Christianity
George Howson — George William Saul Howson MA (8 August 1860 7 January 1919) was an English educationalist and writer, reforming headmaster of Gresham s School from 1900 to 1919.Early lifeHowson was one of the four sons of William Howson of Settle, [… … Wikipedia
Chester Cathedral — Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary … Wikipedia
Giggleswick School — Infobox UK school name = Giggleswick School motto = phone = +44 1729 893000 fax = +44 1729 893150 established = 1499 type = Independent Co Educational Boarding School head = Geoffrey Boult street = city = Settle county = North Yorkshire postcode … Wikipedia
Gresham's School — Infobox UK school name = Gresham s School size = 140px latitude = longitude = dms = motto = Al Worship Be to God Only motto pl = established = 1555 approx = closed = c approx = type = Independent religion = Church of England president = head… … Wikipedia
List of masters of Gresham's School — The original school, founded in Sir John Gresham s manor house at Holt, sketched in 1838 This is a list of the Masters (later Headmasters) and Ushers (later Second Masters) of Gresham s School, Holt. Contents … Wikipedia
Gresham's School — 52° 54′ 36″ N 1° 06′ 13″ E / 52.9101, 1.10367 … Wikipédia en Français
Greshams School — Gresham s School Gresham s School Localisation Localisation Holt, Angleterre Informations Fondation 1555 par John Gresham Directeur Antony R. Clark Type École privée Particulari … Wikipédia en Français
Gresham’s School — Gresham s School Gresham s School Localisation Localisation Holt, Angleterre Informations Fondation 1555 par John Gresham Directeur Antony R. Clark Type École privée Particulari … Wikipédia en Français
1972 — This article is about the year 1972. Millennium: 2nd millennium Centuries: 19th century – 20th century – 21st century Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s – 1970s – 1980s … Wikipedia