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Benjamin Jowett
b. April 15, 1817 – d. October 1, 1893 • Church Reformer • Teacher • Theologian
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Jowett, Benjamin
Jowett, Benjamin (1817–93), Master of Balliol College, Oxford. Educated at St Paul’s School London, in 1836 Jowett entered Balliol, where he was elected a Fellow while still an undergraduate. He held a succession of college offices, finally becoming Master (1870). He was ordained priest in 1845. In
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Jowett, Benjamin
Jowett, BenjaminBenjamin Jowett (1817–1893), master of Balliol College, Oxford, represented both the Anglo-Catholic and Broad Church, or liberal, traditions. In the controversial collection Essays and Reviews (1860), he famously declared that the Bible should be interpreted “like any other book.” In
Who’s Who in Christian History
Jowett, Benjamin
Jowett, Benjamin (1817–1893)Master of Balliol College; liberal theologianBorn and educated in London, Jowett had a splendid academic career in classics at Balliol College, Oxford. In 1842 he became a tutor there and also entered holy orders. Beginning life as an evangelical, he was influenced by the