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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A good clergyman, such as John Keble at Hursley, would teach in the school, and take pains to see that it was well run; a slack clergyman might not.
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I am going to those whom I do not know, and of whom I expect very little." Earlier, writing to his friend John Keble, Newman had described his approaching conversion by saying, "I am setting my face absolutely toward the wilderness."
John Keble was a founder of the influential Oxford Movement, an attempt to restore traditional Catholic teaching to the Church of England, which also emphasised social work, scholarship and educational advancement.
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It is well known that Thomas Arnold and John Keble became friends during their Oxford years, only to part ways in the 1830s when they could not compose their disagreements over the future of the Church of England.
John Keble's The Christian Year, a sequence of devotional lyrics conforming to the Anglican calendar, was the poetry bestseller of 1827, and it remained a favorite for decades afterwards.
In 1839 John Keble commended Wordsworth for the award of an Honorary Degree at Oxford, as a poet who had celebrated 'that secret and harmonious intimacy which exists between honourable Poverty, and the severer Muses, sublime Philosophy, yea, even our most holy Religion'.(8) The commendation was uncontentious.
This latter, less frequently noticed set receives the lion's share of Short's attention: in addition to the resolute Anglo-Catholics John Keble and E.