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After Jowett

Peter Hinchliff

in Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion

Published in print November 1987 | ISBN: 9780198266884
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683091 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266884.003.0009
After Jowett

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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 typical one. He had been born in 1835 and his education had been interrupted by general ill-health; it was not until 1860 that he went to Balliol on a Snell exhibition. He was, therefore, much older even than most of the Scots who came to the college and, since postgraduate students in the modern sense did not exist, he read Greats, completing the school in 1863. Caird first encountered Hegel through Jowett's lectures, but it was Green who was the pre-eminent influence in his undergraduate life.

Keywords: Benjamin Jowett; Edward Caird; Green

Chapter.  9189 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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