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Benjamin Jowett

(1817—1893) master of Balliol College

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Arnold Toynbee

Arnold Toynbee  

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(1852–83)Arnold Toynbee was born in Savile Row, London on 23 August 1852 and died in Wimbledon on 9 March 1883. Two unexpected events shaped his formative years and later ...
atonement

atonement  

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Reparation, in Christian belief the reconciliation of God and mankind through Jesus Christ. The word comes (in the early 16th century, denoting unity or reconciliation, especially between God and ...
Broad Church

Broad Church  

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A popular term, coined on the analogy of High Church and Low Church, for those of the C of E who objected to positive definitions in theology and sought to interpret the Anglican formularies in a ...
Claude Montefiore

Claude Montefiore  

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(1858–1938).English leader of Progressive Judaism. He founded in England a radical form of Reform Judaism, known as Liberal Judaism, which was centred on the Liberal Jewish Synagogue in London. ...
Edward Bouverie Pusey

Edward Bouverie Pusey  

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(1800–82).Leader of the Oxford Movement. As Regius Professor of Hebrew he lent his prestige and erudition to the Tractarian cause, which even became known, to its opponents, as ‘Puseyism’. ...
Edward Caird

Edward Caird  

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(1835–1908)Scottish absolute idealist, Professor at Glasgow and Master of Balliol College, Oxford. Like Hegel, Caird believed that the aim of philosophy was to overcome philosophical oppositions and ...
Essays and Reviews

Essays and Reviews  

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(1860). A collection of essays by seven Anglican authors who believed in the necessity of free inquiry in religious matters. The liberalism of the book was denounced by S. Wilberforce; it was ...
ethics (Hooker to Ayer)

ethics (Hooker to Ayer)  

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It is common to think of ‘the British moralists’ as a clearly defined group of moral philosophers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Sir L. A. Selby-Bigge's two-volume anthology with ...
F. H. Bradley

F. H. Bradley  

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(1846–1924),brother of A. C. Bradley, published Ethical Studies (1876), notable for its essay on ‘My Station and its Duties’; and Principles of Logic (1883). His Appearance and Reality (1893) was ...
Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller

Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller  

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(1864–1937)Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller was born in Schleswig-Holstein on the Danish side of the border on 16 August 1864 and died in Los Angeles on 9 August 1937. His ...
Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale  

(1820–1910)The British nurse and founder of modern nursing practice, emphasizing effective use of hospital hygiene, compassionate care, and, above all, a foundation in systematic statistical ...
Frederick Temple

Frederick Temple  

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(1821–1902),Abp. of Canterbury. Born at Santa Maura in the Ionian Islands, he was educated at Blundell's School, Tiverton, and at Balliol College, Oxford, where B. Jowett, A. C. Tait ...
Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins  

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(1844–1889) British Catholic priest and poetPoems [edited (by) Robert Bridges] (1918) PoetryPoems: Second Edition, with Additional Poems [edited (by) Charles Williams] (1930) PoetryPoems [edited (by) ...
idealism, British

idealism, British  

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Movement in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British philosophy according to which ultimate reality is mental or spiritual, or at least not physical. Bradley, Green, and Bosanquet think matter is ...
John Cook Wilson

John Cook Wilson  

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(1849–1915).British realist philosopher. After a brilliant undergraduate career at Oxford, where he got double firsts in both classics and mathematics, Cook Wilson taught philosophy there for more ...
John Tulloch

John Tulloch  

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(1823–86), Scottish theologian. From c.1875 he was the most prominent member of the Church of Scotland and in 1878 he was elected Moderator. He tried to awaken a spirit of liberal orthodoxy and to ...
Jowett, Benjamin

Jowett, Benjamin (1817–93)   Reference library

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Benjamin Jowett was born in Peckham in the south London parish of Camberwell on 15 April 1817 and died at

Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron  

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(1815–79)Photographer, born in Calcutta, into an artistic and well‐connected family. Educated in France, she moved to England in 1848 when her husband Charles Hay Cameron retired. She had many ...
Mark Pattison

Mark Pattison  

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(1813–84), Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford, from 1861. In 1832 he entered Oriel College; here he came under the influence of J. H. Newman. Later his enthusiasm for the Oxford Movement declined, and ...
Mrs Humphry Ward

Mrs Humphry Ward  

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(1851–1920) married (1872) Thomas Humphry Ward (1845–1926).Born in Hobart Town, Tasmania, she was the daughter of a school inspector who lost his job on converting to Roman Catholicism when ...

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