Edward Bouverie Pusey

[Edward Bouverie Pusey] Clergyman and one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement. Born on 22 August 1800 at Pusey House, Berkshire, England; died on 16 September 1882 at Ascot Priory. The son of Philip Bouverie of Pusey, he assumed the name of the manor upon his succession. Educated at Eton and Oxford, Pusey took high rank as a scholar, and in 1828 was appointed Regius Professor of Hebrew and Canon of Christ Church. He became associated with the Oxford Movement and was in many ways its greatest exponent and guide. Deeply read in the Church Fathers he conceived the idea of bringing Anglicanism to the norm of the ante-Nicene Church. He wrote three of the Tracts for the Times, those on Baptism, which are replete with erudite quotations. He had little sympathy with the ritual controversies, though theologically he held with those who were engaged in them. His writings, usually lengthy, ponderous, and difficult to read, were voluminous and sound. He did much to revive the practise of private confession in Anglicanism and was the founder and adviser of several modern Anglican sisterhoods.

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