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

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byF. C. Mather

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Though he never attained the highest office in the Church of England, Samuel Horsley was the ablest bishop on the bench in the late eighteenth century. He was a scientist, parliamentarian, and man of letters, as well as a leading theologian and diocesan administrator; while his venomousopposition to popular politics at the time of the French Revolution earned him the label `Grand Mufti'. LF. C. Mather's scholarly and perceptive biography provides a portrait of Horsley and the Church of England in an age of intellectual, social, and political revolution. He establishes Horsley as a high churchman, who bridged the gap between the Tory fanaticism of Atterbury and Sacheverell and theapostolic vision of the Tractarians. High Church Prophet challenges belief in the predominance of latitudinarianism in the eighteenth-century church, and throws new light on the workings of church-state relations.

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Though he never attained the highest office in the Church of England, Samuel Horsley was the ablest bishop on the bench in the late eighteenth century. He was a scientist, parliamentarian, and man of letters, as well as a leading theologian and diocesan administrator; while his venomousopposition to popular politics at the time of the ...

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Though he never attained the highest office in the Church of England, Samuel Horsley was the ablest bishop on the bench in the late eighteenth century. He was a scientist, parliamentarian, and man of letters, as well as a leading theologian and diocesan administrator. While his forthright opposition to popular politics at the time of t...

F.C. Mather is the Late Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Southampton.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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`this meticulously researched study sets Horsley firmly within the context of his times ... Professor Mather has bequeathed us a notable resource in the reassessment of Georgian High Churchmanship.'Perry Butler, The Heythrop Journal, October 1994, Volume 35, Number 4