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Richard Littledale

(1833—1890) Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist


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(1833–90), liturgical writer and Anglo-Catholic apologist. He came of an Irish family but lived in England from c.1855, holding curacies from 1856 to 1861, when ill-health forced him to abandon parochial work. In an essay in The Church and the World, ed. O. Shipley (1866), he argued that Ritualism had an important missionary dimension. His Plain Reasons against joining the Church of Rome (1880) enjoyed a wide circulation. He also completed J. M. Neale's Commentary on the Psalms from Primitive and Medieval Writers (4 vols., 1860–74). With J. E. Vaux, he was the first editor of The Priest's Prayer Book (1864).

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

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