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Oxford in Transition

Graham Neville

in Radical Churchman

Published in print November 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269779
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683794 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269779.003.0002
Oxford in Transition

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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 of small colleges which were only just beginning to feel the wind of change affected his religious commitment. It further notes that during Hicks's childhood and adolescence, the excitements of the Oxford Movement has been succeeded by a period of reaction when, it has been said, dons turned from speculation in theology to speculation in railway shares. The chapter however stresses that the influence of the High Church party, led by Pusey and Liddon, remained strong and there was a continuing conflict between it and the theological liberalism represented by Benjamin Jowett at Balliol and by Arthur Stanley, the disciple of Arnold, who was important figure in the University of Oxford until he left to become Dean of Westminster.

Keywords: Edward Hicks; Oxford Movement; High Church party; Pusey and Liddon; theological liberalism; Benjamin Jowett; Arthur Stanley; disciple of Arnold; University of Oxford

Chapter.  7244 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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