Bampton Lectures


Bampton Lectures

The Bampton Lectures at the University of Oxford were founded by a bequest of John Bampton, [ [http://www.fromoldbooks.org/Wood-NuttallEncyclopaedia/b/bamptonlectures.html] . Bampton "bequeathed funds for the annual preaching of eight divinity lecture sermons on the leading articles of the Christian faith, of which 30 copies are to be printed for distribution among the heads of houses". [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=51201] . Date accessed: 20 December 2006.] . They have taken place since 1780. They were a series of annual lectures; since the turn of the twentieth century they have typically been biennial. They continue to concentrate on Christian theological topics. The lectures are traditionally been published in book form. On a number of occasions, notably at points during the nineteenth century, they attracted great interest and controversy.

A similar series of Bampton Lectures in America are given at Columbia University. [These are supported by a bequest of Ada Byron Bampton Tremaine.]

Lecturers (incomplete list)

1780-1799

* 1780 - James Bandinel "Eight Sermons Preached before the University of Oxford"
* 1781 - Timothy Neve
* 1782 - Robert Holmes
* 1783 - John Cobb
* 1784 - Joseph White "Mahometism and Christianity" [ [http://www.wmcarey.edu/carey/white/white.htm] ; in book form as "A comparison of Islam and Christianity in their history, their evidence and their effects" (1784).]
* 1785 - Ralph Churton "On the Prophecies Respecting the Destruction of Jerusalem"
* 1786 - George Croft
* 1787 - William Hawkins "Discourses on Scripture Mysteries"
* 1788 - Richard Shepherd "The Ground and Credibility of the Christian Religion"
* 1789 - Edward Tatham " Chart and Scale of Truth" [ [http://rylibweb.man.ac.uk/data1/dg/methodist/bio/biot.html] ]
* 1790 - Henry Kett [ [http://198.82.142.160/spenser/BiographyRecord.php?action=GET&bioid=35386 Biography: Anonymous on Rev. Henry Kett ] ]
* 1791 - Robert Morres
* 1792 - John Everleigh
* 1793 - James Williamson
* 1794 - Thomas Wintle "Expediency, Prediction, and Accomplishment of the Christian Redemption Illustrated"
* 1795 - Daniel Veysie
* 1796 - Robert Gray "Sermons on the Principles Upon Which the Reformation of the Church of England was Established"
* 1797 - William Finch "Objections of Infidel Historians and Other Writers Against Christianity"
* 1798 - Charles Henry Hall
* 1799 - William Barrow

1800-1824

* 1800 - George Richards "The Divine Origin of Prophecy Illustrated and Defended"
* 1801 - George Stanley Faber "Horae Mosaicae" ["His 1801 Bampton Lectures Horae Mosaicae make one tantalising reference to geology "while the bowels of the earth are ransacked to convince the literary world of the erroneousness of the Mosaical Chronology." [http://scibel.gospelcom.net/content/scibelarticles.php?id=52] "In volume I Faber argued that pagan accounts of creation, the Deluge, and the period from the Deluge to the Exodus confirmed the truth of Moses’ writings". [http://www.answersingenesis.org/tj/v11/i2/geology.asp] , note 219.]
* 1802 - George Frederic Nott "Religious Enthusiasm"
* 1803 - John Farrer "Sermons on the Mission and Character of Christ and on the Beatitudes"
* 1804 - Richard Laurence "An attempt to illustrate those articles of the Church of England, which the Calvinists improperly consider as Calvinistical"
* 1805 - Edward Nares "A View of the Evidences of Christianity at the End of the Pretended Age of Reason" ["Nares used de Luc to support a conservative stance in his 1805 Bamptons, which was still sympathetic to geology unlike his later works." [http://209.85.135.104/search?q=cache:BoKzyE50yisJ:scibel.gospelcom.net/content/scibelarticles.php%3Fid%3D52+Edward+Nares&hl=en&gl=uk&ct=clnk&cd=42] ]
* 1806 - John Browne
* 1807 - Thomas Le Mesurier "The Nature and Guilt of Schism"
* 1808 - John Penrose "An Attempt to Prove the Truth of Christianity"
* 1809 - John Bayley Somers Carwithen "A view of the Brahminical religion"
* 1810 - Thomas Falconer "Certain Principles in Evanson's Dissonance of the 'Four generally received Evangelists' " [Against the views of Edward Evanson. [http://www.biblicalfoundations.org/pdf/Studies2.pdf PDF] , pp. 26-29.]
* 1811 - John Bidlake "The Truth and Consistency of Divine Revelation"
* 1812 - Richard Mant "An Appeal to the Gospel"
* 1813 - John Collinson "A Key to the Writings of the Principal Fathers of the Christian Church"
* 1814 - William Van Mildert "The General Principles of Scripture-Interpretation" ["He affirmed that correct interpretation depended on a due reverence for Scripture as a work of divine inspiration and on a willingness to obey and believe what was learned from Scripture. He insisted on the absolute authority of Scripture over tradition (especially the Catholic Church and Pope), human reason, and supposed direct communications from God; Scripture must be interpreted from Scripture." [http://www.answersingenesis.org/tj/v11/i2/geology.asp] ]
* 1815 - Reginald Heber "The Personality and Office of the Christian Comforts"
* 1816 - John Hume Spry "Christian Union Doctrinally and Historically Considered"
* 1817 - John Miller "The Divine Authority of Holy Scripture"
* 1818 - Charles Abel Moysey "The Doctrines of Unitarians Examined"
* 1819 - Hector Davies Morgan "A Compressed View" [ [http://yba.llgc.org.uk/en/s-MORG-DAV-1785.html The National Library of Wales :: Dictionary of Welsh Biography ] ]
* 1820 - Godfrey Fausset
* 1821 - John Jones "The Moral Tendency of Divine Revelation"
* 1822 - Richard Whately "The Use and Abuse of Party Feeling in Matters of Religion"
* 1823 - Charles Goddard
* 1824 - John Josias Conybeare

1825-1849

* 1825 - George Chandler "The Scheme of Divine Revelation Considered"
* 1826 - William Vaux "The Benefits Annexed to a Participation in the Two Christian Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper"
* 1827 - Henry Hart Milman "Character and Conduct of the Apostles Considered as an Evidence of Christianity"
* 1828 - Thomas Horne "The Religious Necessity of the Reformation"
* 1829 - Edward Burton "Inquiry into the Heresies of the Apostolic Age"
* 1830 - Henry Soames "An inquiry into the doctrines of the Anglo-Saxon church"
* 1832 - Renn Dickson Hampden "The Scholastic Philosophy considered in its relation to Christian Theology" [Strongly attacked by John Henry Newman's pamphlet "Elucidations of Dr. Hampden's Theological Statements" [http://anglicanhistory.org/pusey/liddon/1.16.html] .]
* 1833 - Frederick Nolan "Analogy of Revelation and Science Established"
* 1834 - Richard Laurence "An Attempt to illustrate those Articles of the Church of England which the Calvinists improperly consider as Calvinistical"
* 1836 - Charles Atmore Ogilvie "Eight Sermons"
* 1837 - Thomas S. L. Vogan "The Principal Objections against the Doctrine of the Triniy"
* 1838 - Henry Arthur Woodgate "The Authoritative Teaching of the Church"
* 1839 - William Daniel Conybeare
* 1840 - Edward Hawkins "Connected Principles"
* 1841 - Samuel Wilberforce
* 1842 - James Garbett "Christ, as Prophet, Priest, and King"
* 1843 - Anthony Grant "The Past and Prospective Extension of the Gospel By Missions to the Heathen"
* 1844 - R. W. Jelf "An inquiry into the means of grace, their mutual connection, and combined use, with especial reference to the Church of England"
* 1845 - Charles P. Heurtley "Justification"
* 1846 - Augustus Short "The Witness of the Spirit with our Spirit"
* 1847 - Walter Augustus Shirley [Bishop Shirley died, having given only two of the lectures. [http://209.85.135.104/search?q=cache:vsX1-NTdtP4J:www.whistonweb.co.uk/history/shirley.htm+Bampton+lectures+Bishop+Shirley&hl=en&gl=uk&ct=clnk&cd=5] ]
* 1848 - Edward Garrard Marsh "The Christian Doctrine of Sanctification" ["The Bampton Lectures for 1848 were given by another Evangelical, Edward G. Marsh, a former Fellow of Oriel, and now incumbent of Aylesford, Kent." [http://209.85.135.104/search?q=cache:GVTKDljX8NIJ:www.anglicanbooksrevitalized.us/Peter_Toons_Books_Online/History/evantheo2.htm+Marsh+%22Bampton+Lectures%22+1848&hl=en&gl=uk&ct=clnk&cd=10] ]
* 1849 - Richard Michell "The Nature and Comparative Value of the Christian Evidences" ["Concise Dictionary of National Biography"]

1850-1874

* 1850 - Edward Meyrick Goulburn "The Resurrection of the Body"
* 1851 - Henry Bristow Wilson "The Communion of Saints"
* 1852 - Joseph Esmond Riddle "The Natural History of Infidelity and Superstition in contrast with Christian Faith"
* 1853 - William Thomson "The Atoning Work of Christ viewed in Relation to some Ancient Theories"
* 1854 - Samuel Waldegrave "New Testament Millenarianism" ["After one of the most comprehensive and learned reviews of the history of the doctrine, he came out infavor of a qualified millennialist view. Papal Rome is certainly the mystical Babylon, and although its fall has not yet truly taken place, it is shortly to be expected." ( [http://www.pserie.psu.edu/academic/hss/amdream/Oxford/Lecture5.pdf (PDF)] ]
* 1855 - John Ernest Bode "The Absence of Precision in the Formularies of the Church of England"
* 1856 - Edward Arthur Litton "The Mosaic Dispensation Considered as Introductory to Christianity"
* 1857 - William Edward Jelf "Christian Faith, Comprehensive, not Partial; Definite, not Uncertain"
* 1858 - Henry Longueville Mansel "The Limits of Religious Thought"
* 1859 - George Rawlinson "Historic Evidence for the Truth of the Christian Records"
* 1860 - James Augustus Hessey "On Sunday: its Origin, History, and Present Obligation"
* 1861 - John Sandford "The Mission and Extension of the Church at Home"
* 1862 - Adam Storey Farrar "A Critical History of Free Thought in reference to the Christian Religion"
* 1863 - J. Hannah "The Relation between the Divine and Human Elements in Holy Scripture"
* 1864 - Thomas Dehany Bernard "Progress of Doctrine in the New Testament"
* 1865 - James Bowling Mozley "Miracles" ["The book is the last statement, by a great English Protestant theologian, of a world of divinity which henceforth vanished except in the scholastic manuals." ( [http://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/filosofi/njpl/vol3no1/victrian/victrian.pdf PDF] )]
* 1866 - Henry Parry Liddon "The Divinity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ"
* 1867 - Edward Garbett "Dogmatic Faith, an inquiry into the relation subsisting between revelation and dogma"
* 1868 - George Moberly "The Administration of the Holy Spirit in the Body of Christ"
* 1869 - Robert Payne Smith "Prophecy a Preparation for Christ"
* 1870 - William Josiah Irons "Christianity as Taught by St. Paul"
* 1871 - George Herbert Curteis "Dissent, in Its Relation to the Church of England"
* 1872 - John Richard Turner Eaton "The Permanence of Christianity"
* 1873 - I. Gregory Smith "Characteristics of Christian Morality"
* 1874 - Stanley Leathes "The Religion of the Christ"

1875-1899

* 1875 - William Jackson "The Doctrine of Retribution"
* 1876 - William Alexander "The Witness of the Psalms to Christ and Christianity"
* 1877 - C. A. Row "Christian evidences viewed in relation to modern thought"
* 1878 - Charles Henry Hamilton Wright "Zechariah and his Prophecies Considered in Relation to Modern Criticism" [ [http://www.ccel.org/s/schaff/encyc/encyc12/htm/ii.xxvi.ix.htm Wright, George Frederick ] ]
* 1879 - Henry Wace "The Foundations of Faith"
* 1880 - Edwin Hatch "The Origin of Early Christian Churches"
* 1881 - John Wordsworth "The One Religion: truth, holiness and peace desired by the nations, and revealed by Jesus Christ"
* 1882 - P. G. Medd "The One Mediator"
* 1883 - William Henry Fremantle "The World as the Subject of Redemption"
* 1884 - Frederick Temple "The Relations between Religion and Science" ["In his Bampton Lectures of 1884 he defended the proposition that the physical operation of the universe was determined, implying that God does not interfere with it. Temple asserted that God's superintendence of the world, including the evolution of life, was guaranteed through God's original creative decree. In his view the theory of evolution left the argument for an intelligent creator stronger than before." [http://www.hssonline.org/society/about/newsletter/older/gregory.html] ]
* 1885 - Frederic William Farrar "The History of Interpretation"
* 1886 - Charles Bigg "The Christian Platonists of Alexandria"
* 1887 - Boyd Carpenter "Permanent Elements of Religion"
* 1888 - Robert Edward Bartlett "The Letter and the Spirit"
* 1889 - Thomas Kelly Cheyne "The Origin and Contents of the Psalter"
* 1890 - Henry William Watkins "Modern Criticism considered in its Relation to the Fourth Gospel"
* 1891 - Charles Gore "The Incarnation of the Son of God"
* 1892 - Alfred Barry "Some Light of Science on the Faith"
* 1893 - W. Sanday "Inspiration" ["For many years the Bampton Lectures at Oxford had been considered as adding steadily and strongly to the bulwarks of the old orthodoxy. [...] But now there was an evident change. The departures from the old paths were many and striking, until at last, in 1893, came the lectures on "Inspiration" by the Rev. Dr. Sanday, Ireland Professor of Exegesis in the University of Oxford. In these, concessions were made to the newer criticism, which at an earlier time would have driven the lecturer not only out of the Church but out of any decent position in society ..." [http://209.85.135.104/search?q=cache:v00fmj1v9LIJ:lachlan.bluehaze.com.au/1860-essays-reviews/a-d-white.html+1898+%22Bampton+lectures%22&hl=en&gl=uk&ct=clnk&cd=82] ]
* 1894 - J. R. Illingworth "Personality, Human and Divine"
* 1895 - T. B. Strong "Christian Ethics"
* 1897 - Robert Lawrence Ottley "Aspects of the Old Testament"
* 1899 - William Ralph Inge "Christian Mysticism" ( [http://www.sakoman.net/pg/html/14596.htm online text] )

1900-1949

* 1901 - Archibald Robertson "Regnum Dei"
* 1903 - William Holden Hutton "The Influence of Christianity Upon National Character"
* 1905 - F. W. Bussell "Christian Theology and Social Progress"
* 1907 - J. H. F. Peile "Reproach of the Gospel: An Inquiry into the Apparent Failure of Christianity"
* 1909 - W. Hobhouse "Church and the World: in Idea and in History"
* 1911 - John Huntley Skrine "Creed and the Creeds: Their Function in Religion"
* 1913 - George Edmundson "The Church in Rome in the First Century"
* 1915 - Hastings Rashdall "The Idea of Atonement in Christian Theology"
* 1920 - A. C. Headlam "Doctrine of the Church and Christian Reunion"
* 1922 - L. Pullan "Religion Since the Reformation"
* 1924 - Norman Powell Williams "The Ideas of the Fall and of Original Sin"
* 1926 - Alfred Edward John Rawlinson "New Testament Doctrine of the Christ"
* 1928 - Kenneth E. Kirk "The Vision of God: The Christian Doctrine of the Summum Bonum" ISBN 0-8192-2087-6
* 1930 - L. W. Grensted "Psychology and God: A Study of the Implications of Recent Psychology for Religious Belief and Practice"
* 1932 - Burnett Hillman Streeter "Buddha and the Christ"
* 1934 - Robert Henry Lightfoot "History and Interpretation in the Gospels"
* 1936 - Frank Herbert Brabant "Time and eternity in Christian thought"
* 1938 - Alfred Guillaume "Prophecy and Divination among the Hebrews and other Semites"
* 1940 - George Leonard Prestige "Fathers and Heretics" ISBN 0-281-00452-8
* 1942 - Trevor Gervase Jalland "Church and the Papacy: a Historical Study"
* 1944 - S. Leeson "Christian Education"
* 1946 - Philip Arthur Micklem "The Secular and the Sacred" [http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100483b.htm]
* 1948 - Austin Farrer "The Glass of Vision"

1950-1999

* 1952 - R. L. P. Milburn "Early Christian Interpretations of History"
* 1954 - H. E. W. Turner "The Pattern of Christian Truth: A Study in the Relations Between Orthodoxy and Heresy in the Early Church"
* 1955 - Thomas Maynard Parker "Christianity and the State in the Light of History"
* 1956 - E. L. Mascall "Christian Theology and Natural Science: Some Questions on their Relations"
* 1958 - J. G. Davies "He Ascended Into Heaven"
* 1962 - Alan Richardson "History Sacred and Profane"
* 1964 - Stephen Neill "Church and Christian Union"
* 1966 - David Edward Jenkins "The Glory of Man"
* 1968 - F. W. Dillistone "Traditional Symbols and the Contemporary World"
* 1974 - P. Baelz "Forgotten Dream: Experience, Hope and God"
* 1976 - Geoffrey W. H. Lampe "God As Spirit" ISBN 0-19-826644-8
* 1978 - A. R. Peacocke "Creation and the World of Science"
* 1980 - Anthony E. Harvey "Jesus and the Constraints of History"
* 1984 - J. A. T. Robinson "The Priority of John"
* 1986 - Maurice Wiles "God's Action in the World"
* 1990 - Alister E. McGrath "Genesis of Doctrine: a Study in the Foundations of Doctrinal Criticism"
* 1992 - Colin Gunton "The One, the Three and the Many: God, Creation and the Culture of Modernity" ISBN 0-521-42184-5
* 1994 - Eric William Heaton "The School Tradition of the Old Testament"
* 1996 - Ursula King "Christ in All Things: Exploring Spirituality With Teilhard De Chardin" ISBN 1-57075-115-3

2000-

* 2000 - John Habgood "Varieties of Unbelief"
* 2001 - David Fergusson "Church, State and Civil Society" ISBN 0-521-52959-X
* 2003 - Oliver O'Donovan "The Ways of Judgment" ISBN 978-0802829207
* 2005 - Paul S. Fiddes "Seeing the world and knowing God: ancient wisdom and modern doctrine"
* 2007 - Raymond Plant "Religion, Citizenship and Liberal Pluralism"

Bampton Lectures in America at Columbia University

* (3) 1950 - C. H. Dodd "Gospel and Law: The Relation of Faith and Ethics in Early Christianity"
* (4) 1951 - Lewis Mumford "Art and Technics"
* (5) 1952 - James B. Conant "Modern Science and Modern Man"
* (6) 1953 - Alan Gregg "Challenges to Contemporary Medicine"
* (7) 1954 - John Baillie "The Idea of Revelation in Recent Thought"
* (8) 1955 - Lionello Venturi "Four Steps Toward Modern Art"
* (9) 1956 - Joel H. Hildebrand "Science in the Making"
* (10) 1957 - Brock Chisholm "Prescription for Survival"
* (12) 1959 - Anthony Blunt "The Art of William Blake"
* (13) W. Barry Wood "From Miasmas to Molecules"
* (14) 1962 - Paul Tillich "Christianity and the Encounter of the World Religions"
* (15) Northrop Frye "A Natural Perspective: The Development of Shakespearean Comedy and Romance"
* (17) 1966 - Fred Hoyle "Man in the Universe"
* (18) Alasdair C. MacIntyre "The Religious Significance of Atheism"
* (19) 1968 - John Newenham Summerson "Victorian Architecture: Four Studies in Evaluation"
* (20) Jacob Bronowski "Magic, Science, and Civilization"
* (21) 1976 - "Titian: His World and His Legacy"
* (22) 1977? - Anthony Kenny "Faith and Reason"
* 1983 - Steven Weinberg
* (28) 1986 - Zellig Sabbetai Harris "Language and Information"
* 1988 - Robert Gallo
* (29) 1991 - James Cahill "The Painter's Practice: How Artists Lived and Worked in Traditional China"
* (33) 2001 - Archbishop Demetrios

* Paul Ramsey "Ethics at the Edges of Life: Medical and Legal Intersections"
* Paul Ricoeur, George H. Taylor, "Lectures on Ideology and Utopia"

Notes

External links

* [http://www.preteristarchive.com/StudyArchive/b/bampton-lectures.html]
* [http://microformguides.gale.com/Data/Download/2032000A.pdf General bibliography, good source for Bampton Lectures volumes (PDF)]


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