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Benjamin Jowett

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(1817–93), one of the legendary figures of late Victorian Oxford, was professor of Greek from 1855 and master of Balliol College from 1870. A Broad Churchman in the tradition of ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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2009
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Religion
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... L. Campbell , The Life and Letters of Benjamin Jowett (2 vols., 1897); L. A. Tollemache , Benjamin Jowett (1895); G. Faber , Jowett (1957; 2nd edn., 1958). A Selection of Jowett's Letters to Florence Nightingale , 1860–93, was ed. [E.] V. Quinn and J. [M.] Prest , Dear Miss Nightingale (Oxford, 1987). P. [B.] Hinchliff , Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion ( ibid. , 1987); id., God and History: Aspects of British Theology 1875–1914 (ibid., 1992), 50–72. A. Atherstone , ‘ Benjamin Jowett's Pauline Commentary: An Atonement...

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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2015
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..., Benjamin ( 1817–93 ). Scholar . Jowett held the regius chair of Greek at Oxford for nearly 40 years and was master of Balliol College for more than 20 years. He became professor of Greek in 1855 and began a successful series of lectures in Greek philosophy, while devoting much time to individual students. Elected to the mastership in 1870 , his four‐volume translation of Plato appeared in 1871 , followed by Thucydides ( 1881 ) and Aristotle 's Politics ( 1885 ). Waterhouse's rebuilding of the Broad Street front of Balliol was finished during Jowett...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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2014
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..., Benjamin ( 1817–93 ), Master of Balliol College, Oxford, from 1870 . He was a keen liberal in theology. His essay on ‘The Interpretation of Scripture’ in Essays and Reviews ( 1860 ) was one of the most debated items in the book; his orthodoxy was henceforth suspect and he ceased to write on theological subjects. His most important work was his translation of Plato ( 1871...

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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2011
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..., Benjamin ( 1817–93 ) , Master of Balliol College, Oxford, from 1870 ; promoter of the Act to abolish religious tests for university degrees. One of Trollope 's ‘unholy trinity’ involved in the report ‘Organization of the Permanent Civil Service’ ( 1853 ) advocating competitive examinations for new entrants. In The Three Clerks he joined Sir Charles Trevelyan and Sir Stafford Northcote as ‘the three kings’ ‘destined to revivify, clarify, and render perfect the Civil Service’. Translated to Cambridge, Jowett was Mr Jobbles who ‘had passed his...

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J. A. Cannon

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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..., Benjamin ( 1817–93 ) . Scholar. Jowett held the regius chair of Greek at Oxford for nearly 40 years and was master of Balliol College for more than 20 years. He was born in London, went to St Paul’s school, and won a scholarship in 1836 to Balliol—‘a little puny, boyish, chubby-faced youth’. Two years later he was elected a fellow while still an undergraduate and the following year, presumably to everyone’s relief, gained a first. He became professor of Greek in 1855 and began a successful series of lectures in Greek philosophy, while devoting...

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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2010
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Philosophy
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...Benjamin Jowett , with an Introduction by Lewis Campbell (1907). The Jowett Papers: A Summary Catalogue of the Papers of Benjamin Jowett (1817–1893) at Balliol College, Oxford , ed. Robin Darwell-Smith (Oxford, 1993). Further Reading Abbott, Evelyn and Lewis Campbell , The Life and Letters of Benjamin Jowett, M. A. Master of Balliol College, Oxford , 2 vols (1897). —— (eds), Letters of Benjamin Jowett, M. A. Master of Balliol College, Oxford (1899). Faber, Geoffrey , Jowett: A Portrait with Background (1957). Hinchliff, Peter , Benjamin Jowett and...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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Literature
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..., Benjamin ( 1817–93 ) Born in Camberwell, London, and educated at St Paul's School and Balliol College, Oxford. A legendary figure in Victorian Oxford, famed for his ‘cherubic chirp’, long silences, and occasional devastating rudeness. He was professor of Greek from 1855 and master of Balliol College from 1870 . A Broad Churchman in the tradition of Thomas Arnold , he outraged Tractarians with the common sense of his Epistles of Paul ( 1855 ), was nearly charged with heresy over his contribution to Essays and Reviews ( 1860 ), and helped to abolish...

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Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

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2011
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..., Benjamin ( 1817–93 ), English classical scholar , theologian , and educationist , elected Master of Balliol College, *Oxford, in 1870 . George Eliot met him there in that year. They became friends and after that she and G. H. *Lewes paid him weekend visits in the 1870s. He was at the supper party which celebrated the publication of the first book of Middlemarch ( 30 November 1871 ), at Weybridge with the *Cross family on New Year's Day 1871 , and sent Eliot a present of game from the friends he was staying with in August 1872 . He...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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...0Benjamin Benjamin Jowett 1817 – 93 English classicist Nowhere probably is there more true feeling, and nowhere worse taste, than in a churchyard. Evelyn Abbott and Lewis Campbell (eds.) Letters of Benjamin Jowett ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0Benjamin Benjamin Jowett 1817 – 93 English classicist; Master of Balliol College, Oxford, from 1870 . On Jowett: see beeching The lie in the soul is a true lie. introduction to his translation (1871) of Plato's Republic bk. 2 lie in the soul lie in the soul Nowhere probably is there more true feeling, and nowhere worse taste, than in a churchyard. Evelyn Abbott and Lewis Campbell (eds.) Letters of Benjamin Jowett (1899) ch. 6 more true feeling nowhere worse taste worse taste, than in a churchyard One man is as good as another until he has...

Benjamin Jowett

Benjamin Jowett  

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(1817–93),one of the legendary figures of late Victorian Oxford, was professor of Greek from 1855 and master of Balliol College from 1870. A Broad Churchman in the tradition of T. Arnold, he outraged ...
Timon of Athens

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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...(who delivered his last speech in a disconcerting upside-down close-up), Norman Rodway, Sebastian Shaw, and Diana Dors. Anthony Davies Recent major editions Recent major editions G. R. Hibbard (New Penguin, 1970); Karl Klein (New Cambridge, 2001); John Jowett (Oxford, 2004); John Jowett , in Thomas Middleton: The Collected Works (2007); Anthony Dawson and Gretchen Minton (Arden, 3rd series, 2008) Some representative criticism Empson, William , ‘Timon’s Dog’, in The Structure of Complex Words (1951) Goldberg, Jonathan , in Sodometries:...

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 ...
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Having a distance larger than usual from side to side; wide.broad arrow a mark resembling a broad arrowhead, formerly used on British prison clothing and other government property.Broad Church a ...
Robert William Dale

Robert William Dale  

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(1829–95), Congregational preacher and theologian. He took a leading part in the municipal affairs of Birmingham, where he ministered. He was president of the International Congregational Council in ...
William Lambert Newman

William Lambert Newman  

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(1834–1923)Newman was born on 21 August 1834 at Cheltenham, and died there on 23 May 1923. He was the second son of Edmund Lambert Newman, a solicitor. Newman was ...
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 ...
St Paul's School

St Paul's School  

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Founded between 1509 and 1512 by John Colet. William Lily was its first high master. The school moved from St Paul's Churchyard to Hammersmith in 1884, and to Barnes in ...
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 ...
Professionalization of Philosophy

Professionalization of Philosophy  

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Professionalization of philosophy, broadly conceived, might be understood to cover the development of philosophical education, the fostering of philosophic interests and the establishment of formal ...

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