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High Church Prophet: Bishop Samuel Horsley (1733–1806) and the Caroline Tradition in the Later Georgian Church

F. C. Mather


Though he never attained the highest office in the Church of England, Samuel Horsley was the ablest bishop on the bench in the late 18th century. He was a scientist, parliamentarian, and man of letters, as well as a leading theologian and diocesan administrator; while his venomous opposition to popular politics at the time of the French Revolution earned him the label ‘Grand Mufti’. This book's biography provides a portrait of Horsley and the Church of England in an age of intellectual, social, and political revolution. It establishes Horsley as a High Churchman, who bridged the gap between th ... More

Keywords: Samuel Horsley, French Revolution, Grand Mufti, Church of England, Atterbury, Sacheverell, Tractarians, High Church

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198202271
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202271.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

F. C. Mather, author
University of Southampton