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Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion

Peter Hinchliff


The conventional picture of Benjamin Jowett (1817–93) is of the outstanding educator, the famous master of Balliol College, Oxford, whose pupils were extremely influential in the public life of Britain in the second half of the 19th century. However, he is also recognized as a theologian since he contributed an essay titled ‘On the Interpretation of Scripture’ to Essays and Reviews, a collection published in 1860. The book's liberalism aroused great controversy, and it was eventually synodically condemned in 1864. It has been thought that having got into trouble over his essay, Jowett abandone ... More

Keywords: Benjamin Jowett, Balliol College, Oxford, English theology, Interpretation of Scripture, liberalism, controversy, religious ideas, religious thinkers, theologians

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Print publication date: 1987 Print ISBN-13: 9780198266884
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266884.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Hinchliff, author
Balliol College, Oxford

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