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Oxford Apostles

Geoffrey Faber
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571241972
Date Published
29.05.2008
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Summary

Sir Geoffrey Faber’s Oxford Apostles, a character study of the Oxford Movement, is not, in the usual sense of the word, a ‘religious’ book. It is primarily an attempt to understand and to explain a deeply interesting crisis in the history of ideas, by a study of personalities.

The central figure in this study is Newman, whose life is traced in detail up to the point of his conversion to Roman Catholicism. Round him are grouped a number of other men, whose careers and characters are presented with equal vividness – Keble, Pusey, Froude, Whatley, Blance White, Hampden and many others of lesser significance. The author combines these various life-stories with great skill into a single dramatic and moving form; and his expositions of the ecclesiastical and political background of early nineteenth-century Oxford, and of the general characteristics of the movement, hold the reader’s attention.

First published in 1933 this remains an authoritative work.

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Sir Geoffrey Faber (1889 – 1961) was the chairman, first of Faber and Gwyer Ltd., and then from 1929 until his retirement in 1960, Faber & Faber Ltd. He became a prominent figure in the world of publishing and as President of the Publishers’ Association fought a successful campaign in 1940 to prevent taxation on books. Books were made exempt…

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