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Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion

Peter Hinchliff

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266884
eISBN:
9780191683091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266884.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

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 ... More


Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Daniel Brown

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The conventional picture of the young Hopkins as a conservative High-Church ritualist is starkly contested by this book, which draws upon his unpublished Oxford essays on philosophy to reveal a ... More


Science

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

‘Have not many sciences such as Astronomy or Geology a side of feeling which is poetry?’ So asked Benjamin Jowett in 1858, and in 1889 Alfred Tennyson reported that those two ‘terrible Muses’ had ... More


The Early Jowett

Peter Hinchliff

in Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266884
eISBN:
9780191683091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266884.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Benjamin Jowett was born in Camberwell on 15 April 1817. He was the son of a small businessman and was educated at St Paul's School. He entered Balliol as a scholar in October 1836, and spent ... More


Education and Reform

Peter Hinchliff

in Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266884
eISBN:
9780191683091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266884.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Jowett's serious interest in education developed in the 1840s and early 1850s. He became a tutor in the college and discovered an enthusiasm for teaching. But he also began to think about education ... More


The Pauline Commentaries

Peter Hinchliff

in Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266884
eISBN:
9780191683091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266884.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In the years between 1847 and 1854, Jowett and Stanley were working together on their Pauline commentaries. Neither Stanley on I and II Corinthians nor Jowett on Thessalonians, Galatians, and Romans ... More


Essays and Reviews

Peter Hinchliff

in Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266884
eISBN:
9780191683091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266884.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Jowett's contribution to Essays and Reviews was solicited — according to his quasi-official biography — by H. B. Wilson. It was intended that ‘theological subjects should be freely handled in a ... More


Master

Peter Hinchliff

in Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266884
eISBN:
9780191683091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266884.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Jowett was finally elected master of Balliol in September 1870, just ten years after the publication of Essays and Reviews. After he became master he preached regularly, twice each term in the ... More


A Liberal Gospel

Peter Hinchliff

in Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266884
eISBN:
9780191683091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266884.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

One of the effects of Jowett's decision to give up writing theology and take to preaching instead was that it moved him, as it were, out of the mainstream of theological debate. He was convinced that ... More


Disciples

Peter Hinchliff

in Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266884
eISBN:
9780191683091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266884.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Jowett's relationship with W. H. Fremantle reveals something about the master's personality. Fremantle was by no means the conventional clergyman of his generation. In spite of the fact that he could ... More


Darwinism and Faith

Peter Hinchliff

in Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266884
eISBN:
9780191683091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266884.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1871, soon after becoming master, Jowett had preached a long sermon on ‘Darwinism and Faith in God’ in which both his anxiety about and his basic ignorance of the scientific hypothesis are very ... More


After Jowett

Peter Hinchliff

in Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266884
eISBN:
9780191683091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266884.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Jowett was succeeded as master of Balliol by Edward Caird, Professor of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow and a leading figure in the British Idealist school. Caird was a Balliol man, but not at all a ... More


A Historical Cul-De-Sac: Jowett’s Liberal Protestantism

Peter Hinchliff

in God and History: Aspects of British Theology 1875-1914

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263333
eISBN:
9780191682483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263333.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the ideas of Benjamin Jowett. Like the older German rationalists, he treated morality as the touchstone for the authentically religious: religion manifests itself in the ... More


The ‘idea in the mind’

Daniel Brown

in Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the philosophical ideas of English poet Gerald Manley Hopkins. Like the early British idealists who taught him, Hopkins treated the study of historical philosophies as an ... More


The Big Idea

Daniel Brown

in Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines English poet Gerald Manley Hopkins' conception of the ‘the Idea’. It suggests that though his concept was based on the Hegelian dialectic, it is not tied to the progressive ... More


Oxford in Transition

Graham Neville

in Radical Churchman: Edward Lee Hicks and the New Liberalism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269779
eISBN:
9780191683794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269779.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter discusses the important events which contributed to the formation of Edward Hick's character and opinions. It notes that Hicks's day-to-day experiences within the confined community life ... More


Religious Issues, 1870–1914

Peter Hinchliff

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the 1860s and 1870s, ‘Catholic’ and ‘Liberal’ Anglicanism in Oxford University had been represented by E. B. Pusey and Benjamin Jowett respectively, on opposing sides of virtually every religious ... More


‘Balliol, For Example’ *

John Prest

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

When Richard Jenkyns died in 1854, there were two candidates to succeed him, Benjamin Jowett and Robert Scott, and Scott won by a single vote. Scott shared the diehards’ view of the endowments of ... More


Beginnings and Influences

W. J. Mander

in British Idealism: A History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199559299
eISBN:
9780191725531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559299.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter examines the historical influences on British Idealism as well as its earliest forerunners. After consideration of the general state of British Philosophy in the early 1860s, it considers ... More


Translating the Love of Philosophy: Jowett and Pater on Plato

Daniel Orrells

in Classical Culture and Modern Masculinity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199236442
eISBN:
9780191728549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236442.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter two takes account for the significance of German historical thought in Oxford in the second half of the nineteenth century. Benjamin Jowett, Regius Professor of Greek, helped to re‐organise ... More


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