Edward Pusey

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  • Marion Spies (Bergische Universität-GHS Wuppertal)

Edward Bouverie Pusey, the youngest son of Philip and Lucy Pusey, was born at Pusey, Berkshire, on 22 August 1800. After preparatory school, he went to Eton in 1812, where Dr. Edward Maltby, the future bishop of Durham, was one of his tutors. He matriculated at Oxford as a member of Christ Church in 1819. He graduated B. A. in 1822 and M. A. in 1825. In 1823 he gained a fellowship at Oriel, and at Oriel, he made friends with John Keble and John Henry Newman. After a long courtship, made difficult by his father’s opposition, he married Maria Barker. He dedicated himself to the development of Maria’s spiritual awareness and made heavy demands of devotion and fasting …

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Spies, Marion. "Edward Pusey". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 November 2001
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