William Bright

(1824—1901) church historian

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(1824–1901), Church historian. He was Fellow of University College, Oxford, from 1847 to 1868, Tutor of Trinity College, Glenalmond, from 1851 to 1858, and (in succession to H. L. Mansel) Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, from 1868 until his death. He was a devoted student of the Fathers and a keen High Churchman. He wrote several well-known hymns, among them, ‘And now, O Father, mindful of the love’. He was also a forceful and vivid lecturer. His historical writings include A History of the Church, … A.D. 313 … A.D. 451 (1860), Early English Church History (1878), and The Age of the Fathers (2 vols., ed. W. Lock, 1903).

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

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