Keble, John

   Theologian, Poet and Devotional Writer.
   Keble was the son of a Church of England parson and he was educated at the University of Oxford. After teaching at the university, he served as parish priest at Hursley, Hampshire, until his death. In 1833, he preached a sermon on national apostasy at the Oxford University Assize. His friend John Henry newman always pinpointed that sermon as the start of the Oxford Movement. The aim of the movement was to restore to the Church of England its seventeenth-century High Church ideals. Keble contributed to the Tracts for the Times and, after Newman’s defection to the Roman Catholics, he continued to lead the movement with pusey. Keble College, Oxford, was named in his honour. Today he is chiefly remembered as a hymn writer. His Christian Year, published in 1827, contained ‘New every morning is the love’ and ‘Blest are the pure in heart’ which are still sung today.
   G. Buttiscombe, John Keble: A Study in Limitations (1963);
   O. Chadwick (ed.), The Mind of the Oxford Movement (1960);
   B.W. Martin, John Keble: Priest, Professor and Poet (1976).

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