The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Leathes, Stanley
LEATHES, Stanley, an English theologian, born at Ellesborough, Buckinghamshire, March 21, 1830. He was educated at Jesus college, Cambridge, ordained in 1856, and successively curate of St. Martin's, Salisbury, St. Luke's, Berwick street, London, and St. James's, Westminster. In 1863 he was called to King's college, London, as professor of Hebrew; and in 1869 he became minister of St. Philip's, London. He has published able defences of Christian orthodoxy, including “The Witness of St. John to Christ.” Several of his apologetics were originally delivered from 1868 to 1870 as Boyle lectures at Whitehall, and in 1873 as Hulsean lectures at Cambridge. In 1874 he held the appointment of Bampton lecturer at Oxford, an honor never before accorded by Oxford to a Cambridge graduate. He is a member of the Anglican revision company of the Old Testament. In the conference of the evangelical alliance in New York in 1873 he was prominent.