(1856–1932), liturgist. From 1884 to 1903 he was a librarian of Pusey House, Oxford, and from 1902 until his death a Fellow of Magdalen. A meticulously exact scholar, he issued in 1896 Liturgies Eastern and Western, vol. 1, ‘Eastern’, a new edition of the sections on the E. Church in C. E. Hammond's book (1878) on the subject. Its learned notes were the fruit of extended researches and several journeys to monasteries in the East. (Vol. 2 was never published.) His English Rite (1915) is a laborious and valuable edition of the different versions of the BCP, arranged in parallel columns. From 1904 to 1932 he was joint-editor of the Journal of Theological Studies, where his wide knowledge was constantly at the disposal of the contributors. Brightman was a strong High Churchman, whose counsel was much sought after by the leaders of the C of E.
From The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church in Oxford Reference.