Edward Harold Browne

(1811—1891) bishop of Winchester

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(1811–91), Bp. of Winchester. Educated at Eton and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, he was ordained deacon in 1836 and priest in 1837. After some parochial charges and the Vice-Principalship of St David's College, Lampeter (1843–9), he became Norrisian Professor of Divinity at Cambridge in 1854. In 1864 he became Bp. of Ely, and in 1873, in succession to S. Wilberforce, Bp. of Winchester. Had he been younger he would probably have succeeded A. C. Tait at Canterbury in 1882. In 1890 he resigned his see. He was a moderating influence in the fierce conflicts aroused by Essays and Reviews (1860) and J. W. Colenso's work on the Pentateuch (1862–79). His theological beliefs were embodied in his Exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles (2 vols., 1850–3), long a standard work among theological students. He also contributed an article on ‘Inspiration’ in Aids to Faith (1861; a reply to Essays and Reviews).

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