« Brown, William Montgomery Browne, Edward Harold Browne, George »

Browne, Edward Harold

BROWNE, EDWARD HAROLD: Bishop of Winchester; b. at Aylesbury (35 m. n.w. of London), Buckinghamshire, Mar. 6, 1811; d. at Shales, near Bitterne (2 m. n.e. of Southampton), Hampshire, Dec. 18, 1891. He studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge (B.A., 1832; M.A., 1836; B.D., 1855); became fellow and tutor of his college, 1837; curate of Stroud, Gloucestershire, 1840; perpetual curate of St. James's, Exeter, 1841; perpetual curate of St. Sidwell's, Exeter, 1842; vice-principal and professor of Hebrew in St. David's College, Lampeter, Wales, 1843; vicar of Kenwyn-cum-Kea, Cornwall, and prebendary of Exeter, 1849; vicar of Heavitree and canon of Exeter, 1857; in 1854 he was appointed Norrisian professor of divinity at Cambridge; in 1864 was consecrated bishop of Ely; in 1873 translated to Winchester; resigned 1890. He took a deep interest in the "Old Catholic" movement and attended the congress at Cologne in 1872; was a member of the Old Testament company of revisers; was prominent on the conservative side in the beginning of the controversy concerning Bible criticism and issued The Pentateuch and the Elohistic Psalms, in Reply to Bishop Colenso (London, 1863). He also published: The Fulfilment of the Old Testament Prophecies Relating to the Messiah (1836); An Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles (2 vols., 1850–53; new ed., 1886)—the work by which he is best known; and Position and Parties of the English Church (1875). He also contributed to Aids to Faith and wrote the introduction to the Pentateuch and the commentary on Genesis for the "Speaker's Commentary:"

Bibliography: G. W. Kitchin, Edward Harold Browne . . . A Memoir, London, 1895; DNB, supplement vol., i, 304.

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