Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham
27 July -- Commemoration
Born in 1825, Westcott was first ordained and then became a
master at Harrow School. Whilst there, he published a
series of scholarly works on the Bible, his expertise
eventually leading to his election as Regius Professor of
Divinity at the University of
Cambridge in 1870. With Fenton Hort and J B Lightfoot,
he led a revival in British biblical studies and theology.
He became influential too in the field of Anglican social
thought and was significant in the founding of the Clergy
Training School in Cambridge (later renamed
House in his memory). In 1890, he was consecrated
he died on this day in 1901.
If celebrated as a Lesser Festival,
Common of Teachers, page 473