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An Oxford Puseyite

ROWAN STRONG

in Alexander Forbes of Brechin

Published in print February 1995 | ISBN: 9780198263579
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682605 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263579.003.0002
An Oxford Puseyite

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This chapter discusses Alexander Forbes's time in Oxford, connecting him with the earliest attempts of the Oxford Movement to move from an academic environment into a parochial one. Forbes came to Oxford on 23 May 1840 and was enrolled in Brasenose College as a gentleman commoner. After recovering his health, his move to Oxford University returned him to the usual career path taken by the sons of the gentry, including the increasingly anglicized gentry of Scotland. In 1841, he won the Boden scholarship for Sanskrit, bringing him into close contact with Edward Bouverie Pusey. In this way, Forbes began a personal friendship with one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement, a friendship which would become the most influential relationship of his life.

Keywords: Oxford Movement; Oxford University; Boden scholarship; Edward Bouverie Pusey; Tractarian leaders; St Saviour

Chapter.  10342 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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