14 – 17 September 2009
Ascot Priory, Berkshire, UK
2009 marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of Pusey House in Oxford, England, an institution devoted to worship and study named in honour of Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), Regius Professor of Hebrew in the University of Oxford and Canon of Christ Church. To mark the occasion, Pusey House is hosting a conference centring upon this unsung hero of the Oxford Movement. Despite the fact that Dr Pusey effectively assumed the leadership of the Movement following the departure of John Henry Newman, his achievement is seriously undervalued today. His published works are out of print and the production of scholarly editions of his extensive correspondence and other papers has not even begun.
The conference aims to encourage renewed interest in Pusey, thereby assisting a fuller picture of the Oxford Movement and its legacy. It invites papers devoted to Dr Pusey’s life and his many areas of influence and interest, such as Biblical hermeneutic, Patristics, the work of continental theologians, concern for the poor, preaching, ascetical theology and the revival of the Religious Life in the church of England.
The conference will take place at Ascot Priory, formerly the home of the Society of the Holy Trinity, the order with which Pusey was so closely associated, and the place where he died. The Priory has a striking church by Butterfield and is set in extensive grounds. It is easily reached by road and train and is a relatively short distance from Heathrow airport.
Papers are invited. Abstracts, no more than 250 words, are invited by 31 March 2009. Papers should be between 4,000 and 5,000 words, aimed to last about 30 minutes to allow time for questions and discussion. An outline programme may be obtained from and abstracts should be submitted to Father William Davage, preferably by e mail, firstname.lastname@example.org but also by post to Pusey House, Oxford 0X1 3LZ.
Booking for the Conference will open on Monday, 20 April 2009. Applications should be made to Father Davage.
Father William Davage
Oxford 0X1 3LZ
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