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Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion$
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Peter Hinchliff

Print publication date: 1987

Print ISBN-13: 9780198266884

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266884.001.0001

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Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion
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Peter Hinchliff

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266884.003.0005

Jowett was finally elected master of Balliol in September 1870, just ten years after the publication of Essays and Reviews. After he became master he preached regularly, twice each term in the college chapel. He had already set down in print somewhat ambitious views on the subject of the preacher's function in relation to the Bible. Some undergraduates seem to have regarded his preaching as honest and courageous, dealing with real life and practical things. Others dismissed him as lacking in passion, whether for good or evil. Jowett was in many ways at his best as a preacher and that particular medium was probably also very well suited to his temperamental dislike of systems. Preaching enabled him to adopt a more occasional approach, tackling one issue at a time and not being forced to relate each to everything else he might want to say.

Keywords:   Benjamin Jowett, Balliol College, preaching, sermons

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