Clergyman, university professor and administrator. Born– June 15, 1869, in Shiloh, N.C. Parents– Simeon Walston and Mary (Bray) Williams. Married– Alice Julia Owen, January 2, 1899. Children– Three. Married– Lucile Adams Bruner, December 26, 1925. Married– Edith Stallings, August 26, 1934. Children– One. Education– Wake Forest College, A.B., 1891; Crozier Seminary, B.D., 1901; University of Chicago, A.M., 1908, Ph.D., 1909. Licensed to preach 1886; ordained 1889. Baptist pastor in Chester, Pa.; Texarkana, and Rockdale, Tex.; Shiloh, N.C. Taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1905-1919; served as dean of the seminary, 1913-1919; Mercer University, 1921-1925; Union University, Jackson, Tennessee, 1925-1939. . Managing Editor, Southwestern Journal of Theology, 1917-1919. President, Howard College, 1919-1921. Died May 4, 1952.


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Baylor Bible School Lectures; Delivered at the Mid-Winter School, January, 1907. Waco Tex.; Baylor University Press, 1907.

Citizens of Two Worlds, and Other Sermons. New York; Fleming H. Revell, 1919.

A Commentary on the Pauline Epistles. Chicago; Moody Press, 1953.

The Evolution of New Testament Christology. Boston; R. G. Badger, 1928.

The Function of Teaching in Christianity. Nashville; Sunday School Board, Southern Baptist Convention, 1912.

A History of the Baptists in North Carolina. Raleigh, N.C.; Edwards & Broughton, 1901.

Introduction to Christian Ethics. Kansas City, Mo.; Western Baptist Pub. Co., 1925.

An Introduction to New Testament Literature. Kansas City, Mo.; Western Baptist Pub. Co., 1929.

New Testament History and Literature. Kansas City, Mo.; Western Baptist Pub. Co., 1917.

The New Testament in the Language of the People. Boston; B. Humphries, Inc., 1937.

The Participle in the Book of Acts. Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 1909.