Darwell Stone

(1859—1941) Church of England clergyman and theologian

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(1859–1941), Anglo-Catholic theologian. Educated at Merton College, Oxford, he was ordained deacon in 1883, and after a short period of parish work at Ashbourne (1883–4) was priested and became vice-principal (1885) and later principal (1888) of Dorchester (Oxon) Missionary College. From 1909 to 1934 he was principal of Pusey House, Oxford. Throughout his adult life he was a strenuous upholder of High Church principles, defending the more traditional theology of R. W. Church and H. P. Liddon against the teaching of the Lux Mundi School. In later life he became increasingly the leader of the Anglo-Catholic Movement in the C of E. Stone's writings were characterized by wide and accurate learning and fairness towards his opponents. Among the chief were Holy Baptism (1899), Outlines of Christian Dogma (1900), The Christian Church (1905), A History of the Doctrine of the Holy Eucharist (1909), and The Reserved Sacrament (1917). From 1915 till his death he was editor of the projected Lexicon of Patristic Greek.

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

Subjects: Christianity.

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