A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Ward, William George

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Ward, William George (1812-1882). Theologian, ed. at Winchester and Oxf., and came under the influence of J. H. Newman, whose famous Tract No. XC. he defended, and whom he followed into the Church of Rome. In 1844 he pub. The Ideal of a Christian Church from the Romanist point of view, whence his soubriquet of "Ideal Ward." He was lecturer on Moral Philosophy at St. Edward's Coll., Ware, and wrote various treatises on controversial theology.