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Keble, John (1792–1866)

  1. C. Brad Faught

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0748

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Faught, C. B. 2011. Keble, John (1792–1866). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

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  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Born into an England presided over by King George III, John Keble became a leading churchman in the Victorian age and a central figure in the history of the Oxford Movement. Hailing from Fairford in Gloucestershire, Keble's father, also named John, was a saintly rural vicar, staunchly High Church in religion and firmly Tory in political conviction. His influence over the younger Keble was decisive.


  • Keble, John (1792–1866);
  • churchman, in the victorian age;
  • devotional poetry, the Christian year;
  • oxford movement, as a “public protest”