Edward Bouverie Pusey, priest, Tractarian, 16th September
His patristic studies and firm adherence to a Catholic interpretation of doctrine made him one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement.
Edward Pusey was born in 1800 and educated at Oxford, where he became a Fellow of Oriel College in 1823. He became an expert in biblical languages and criticism and in 1828 he was appointed Regius Professor of Hebrew in Oxford, the same year he was ordained. His patristic studies and firm adherence to a Catholic interpretation of doctrine made him one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement. He was significant in encouraging the revival of Religious Life within the Church of England and was a noted preacher. His austere way of life made him much revered by his contemporaries and they founded Pusey House and Library in Oxford in his memory, following his death on this day in 1882.
Text Reproduced from Exciting Holiness by kind permission of Brother Tristam Holland SSF
Picture reprduced by kind permission of the Warden and Fellows of Keble College, Oxford also by kind permission of the Principal and Chapter of Pusey House, Oxford