His works include an edition of Gildas with an English translation and notes (‘ Cymmrodorion Record Series ,’ 1899 and 1901 ); various articles in Y Gwyddoniadur Cymreig , Hastings , Encycl. of Religion and Ethics , Zeitschrift f. Celtische Philologie , Trans. Cymm. , Y Traethodydd ; and commentaries on the Epistles to the Galatians and Colossians . But his chief work was his Christianity in Early Britain , issued posthumously by the Clarendon Press in 1912 . This work, which shows a thorough research into the original sources, brought him great repute not only in Britain but also in France and Germany ; it will remain the basis of future studies in this field. He possessed an immense store of accurate knowledge, a retentive memory, a robust intellect, and an unyielding determination. Refusing all second-hand conclusions, he always went to the fountain-head for his facts. As a teacher (and preacher ) he was slow and deliberate in his speech, but he left upon his students a deep impression of an extensive knowledge of the works of the historians and theologians of the early Church, fair and balanced judgement, absolute impartiality, with a profound conviction of the greatness and importance of the matter in hand. He had a conscience for facts. His motto for himself and for his students was exactness of scholarship.
Rev. John Edward Hughes, B.D., (1879-1959), Brynsiencyn
Published date: 1959