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John William Bowden

(1798—1844) ecclesiastical writer


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(1798–1844), Tractarian. A close friend and contemporary at Trinity College, Oxford, of J. H. Newman, with whom he collaborated on a poem on ‘St Bartholomew's Eve’ (1821), he became a warm supporter of the Oxford Movement. He wrote some of the Tracts for the Times (nos. 5, 29, 30, 56, and perhaps 58), many articles for the British Critic and a Life of Gregory VII (1840). He also contributed six hymns to ‘Lyra Apostolica’ (1836).

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From The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church in Oxford Reference.

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