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Oxford Apostles: A Character Study of the Oxford Movement

Oxford Apostles: A Character Study of the Oxford Movement (Paperback)

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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.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish history Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 29/05/2008 ISBN-13: 9780571241972  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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 as they still are. He was knighted in 1954.

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