John Keble

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John Keble
BirthplaceFairford, Gloucestershire, England

Keble, John

(kē`bəl), 1792–1866, English clergyman and poet. His career (1807–11) at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, was one of unusual distinction. Made fellow of Oriel College in 1811 and ordained in 1816, he became tutor and examiner, but resigned in 1823 to become his father's curate. He based the doctrine and devotion of his important poetical work The Christian Year (1827) on the Book of Common Prayer. It sold 150 editions in 50 years and led to a professorship of poetry at Oxford (1831–41). Alarmed at the suppression of 10 bishoprics in Ireland, Keble preached (1833) a sermon that he called "National Apostasy." J. H. Newman later called this the beginning of the Oxford movementOxford movement,
religious movement begun in 1833 by Anglican clergymen at the Univ. of Oxford to renew the Church of England (see England, Church of) by reviving certain Roman Catholic doctrines and rituals.
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. From 1836 he held the living of Hursley, Hampshire. His works include an edition of Richard Hooker's works (1836), a life of Bishop Wilson (1863), the Oxford Psalter (1839) and Lyra Innocentium: Thoughts in Verse on Children (1846). Among his poems are the well-known hymns Red o'er the Forest, New Every Morning Is Thy Love, and Sun of My Soul.


See biographies by J. T. Coleridge (1869) and W. Lock (1892); study by G. Battiscombe (1964).

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24) John Keble, Keble's Lectures on Poetry, 1832-1841, trans.
The Christian Year, by John Keble, Blackwood's 27 (June, 1830): 833-48 (835).
8) Yonge portrays him, however, not as a controversialist, but as a preacher and pastor, and in these roles the gentle, learned, and saintly Dean Colet, like all good clergymen in Yonge's novels, is essentially a mouthpiece for the Tractarian position, and a portrait of the gentle, learned, and saintly John Keble, whom Newman called the "true and primary author" of the Oxford Movement.
Earlier, writing to his friend John Keble, Newman had described his approaching conversion by saying, "I am setting my face absolutely toward the wilderness.
3) Matthew 4:18-21 and 13:47; Luke 5:4-6; John 21:6-11 (4) John Keble, The Christian Year: Thoughts in Verse for the Sundays and Holidays Throughout the Year, two vols in one (Oxford, 1827), ii.
John Keble and John Henry Newman admired Scott's ability to stir readers with a love of the marvelous and a reverence for ancient institutions, whereas George Eliot found that Scott's novels stimulated historical sensibilities that ultimately led to the rejection of the claims of supernatural Christianity.
by John Rignall (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001); Kirstie Blair, John Keble in Context (London: Anthem, 2004); Stephen Regan, The Sonnet (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005); The Nineteenth-Century Novel: A Critical Reader, ed.
John Keble, an Anglican priest and professor of poetry at Oxford University, England wrote the hymn in 1857, and it was published first in a collection of Keble's poems (Keble 1869, 119-21), with the notation that the hymn was to be sung with musical accompaniment "at the commencement of the [wedding] service.
He traces the poet's interesting connection with the Tractarians, particularly Frederick William Faber, John Keble, and even the master spirit of the Oxford Movement, John Henry Newman.
In chapter 4, one of Scott's ardent later admirers, the priest and poet John Keble, appears next to the historian, Whig politician, and poet Thomas Babington Macaulay.
London and Oxford, 1833-41), IV and V; John Keble, "Sacred Poetry," The Quarterly Review 32 (1825): 211-232 and John Henry Newman, "Poetry: With Reference to Aristotle's Poetics," The London Review 1, no.
Moreover, as a writer of religious verse, Barrett engaged a longstanding and variegated tradition in English poetry that includes the verse of Middle English lyricists, Edmund Spenser, John Donne, John Milton, William Cowper, and Barrett's contemporaries, John Keble and John Henry Newman, among many others.