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.
John Henry Newman (1801-1890), a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church, was born in London and graduated from Oxford in 1820.
Clive Staples (C. S.) Lewis (1898-1963) was born in Belfast, Ireland and educated at Oxford. He was a professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Cambridge.
John Keble (1792-1866) graduated from Oxford in 1810 and was ordained in 1815. In 1827 he published his well-known volume, The Christian Year; ninety-six editions of which appeared before his death.
Joseph Addison was born in 1672, the son of Reverend Lancelot Addison, Dean of Lichfield, England. He was educated at Oxford and early developed poetic talent.