The Oxford movement resulted in a new impetus toward old customs. It gave momentum to a Catholic trend in the Church of England, which made the High Church party a growing force in the religious life and social activity of Great Britain.
Wycliffe’s Bible must be counted among the many causes behind the Reformation in England.
Arthur Penrhyn Stanley was born in Cheshire, England in 1815. He graduated from Oxford in 1837 and entered the ministry of the Church of England. In 1855 he was appointed Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Oxford.
John Keble was born in 1792 and graduated from Oxford in 1810. He was ordained in 1815. In 1827 he published his well-known volume, The Christian Year; ninety-six editions of which appeared before his death.
Edward Caswell was the translator of many popular hymns. He was born in Hampshire, England in 1814 and graduated from Oxford in 1836.
John Wycliffe (c. 1329-1384) was known as the first among the great Reformation figures. He was born in Yorkshire, England and studied at Oxford, an institution he remained connected to throughout his life as a teacher and writer.
George Whitefield (1714-1770) was one of the great names in evangelism. He was born in Gloucester, England, and entered Oxford in 1733.
John Wesley (1703-1791), the founder of Methodism, attended Oxford University in 1720 and was ordained deacon in 1725. He returned to Oxford in 1729 and became the leader of the “holy club” or Methodists, which had been organized during his absence by his brother, Charles.
William Tyndale (c. 1494-1536) attended both Oxford and Cambridge where he excelled as a Greek scholar. Inspired by the efforts of Martin Luther to make the Bible available in a German translation, Tyndale decided to do the same for English speaking Christians.
Earl of Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper (Lord Ashley) (1801-1885) was born in London and educated at Oxford. He entered Parliament in 1826 as a member of the conservative party.