Frederick Denison Maurice

Frederick Denison Maurice
Born (1805-08-29)29 August 1805
Normanston, Suffolk, England
Died 1 April 1872(1872-04-01) (aged 66)
Occupation Priest in Church of England, theologian, author, professor

John Frederick Denison Maurice, often known as F. D. Maurice (29 August 1805 – 1 April 1872), was a major theologian of the Church of England, a prolific author and one of the founders of Christian Socialism. Since World War II, interest in Maurice has expanded.[1]

Early life and education

John Frederick Denison Maurice was born in Normanton, Suffolk, on 29 August 1805, the only son of Michael Maurice and his wife, Priscilla. Michael Maurice was the evening preacher in a Unitarian chapel. Deaths in the family brought about changes in the family’s "religious convictions" and "vehement disagreement" between family members.[2]

Maurice later wrote about these disagreements and their affect on him:

My father was a Unitarian minister. He wished me to be one also. He had a strong feeling against the English Church, and against Cambridge as well as Oxford. My elder sisters, and ultimately my mother, abandoned Unitarianism. But they continued to be Dissenters; they were not less, but some of them at least more, averse from the English Church than he was. I was much confused between the opposite opinions in our household. What would surprise many, I felt a drawing towards the anti-Unitarian side, not from any religious bias, but because Unitarianism seemed to my boyish logic incoherent and feeble.[3]

Early education

Michael was "of no little learning" and gave his son his early education.[4] The son "appears to have been an exemplary child, responsive to teaching and always dutiful. He read a good deal on his own account, but had little inclination for games. Serious and precocious, he even at this time harboured ambitions for a life of public service."[2]

Higher education in civil law

For his higher education in civil law, Maurice entered Trinity College, Cambridge in 1823 that required no religious test for admissions though only members of the Established Church were eligible to obtain a degree. With John Sterling Maurice founded the Apostles' Club. He moved to Trinity Hall in 1825. In 1826, Maurice went to London to read for the bar and returned to Cambridge where he obtained a first class degree in civil law in 1827.[5]

During the 1827–1830 break in his higher education, Maurice lived in London and Southampton. While in London, he contributed to the Westminster Review and made the acquaintance of John Stuart Mill. With Sterling he also edited the Athenaeum. The magazine did not pay and his father had lost money which entailed moving the family to a smaller house in Southampton and Maurice joined them. During his time in Southampton, Maurice rejected his earlier Unitarianism and decided to be ordained in the Church of England.[2]

Higher education in theology

Maurice entered Exeter College Oxford in 1830 to prepare for ordination. He was older than most of students, he was very poor and he "kept to himself, toiling at his books". However, "his honesty and intellectual powers" impressed others.[6]

In March 1831, Maurice was baptised in the Church of England. After taking a second class degree in November 1831, he worked as a "private tutor" in Oxford until his ordination as a deacon in January 1834 and appointment to a curacy in Bubbenhall near Leamington. He was ordained as priest in 1835.[7]

Being twenty-eight years old when he was ordained deacon, Maurice was older and with a wider experience than most ordinands. He had attended both universities and been active in "the literary and social interests of London". All this, coupled with his diligence in study and reading, gave Maurice a knowledge "scarcely paralleled by any of his contemporaries".[8]

Maurice'’s ordination marked the transition between his formal education and his career as a priest and preacher, as a professor and lecturer and an author and social activist recounted in the rest of this article.

Career and marriages

Except for his 1834–1836 first clerical assignment, Maurice’s career can be divided between his conflicted years in London (1836–1866) and his peaceful years in Cambridge (1866–1872)

For his first clerical assignment, Maurice served an assistant curacy in Bubbenhall in Warwickshire from 1834 until 1836. During his time in Bubbenhall, Maurice began writing on the topic of "moral and metaphysical philosophy". Writing on this topic by "revision and expansion" continued the rest of his life until the publication of Moral and Metaphysical Philosophy, 2 vols in 1871–2, the year of his death.[9] Also, Maurice’s novel Eustace Conway, begun c1830, was published in 1834 and was praised by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.[10]

In 1836, he was appointed chaplain of Guy's Hospital where he took up residence and "lectured the students on moral philosophy". He continued this post until 1860.[11] Maurice’s public life began during his years at Guy’s.[12]

In June 1837, Maurice met Anna Barton. They became engaged and were married on 7 October 1837."[2]

In 1838, the first edition of The Kingdom of Christ was published. It was "one of his most significant works." A second enlarged edition was published in 1842 and a third edition in 1883. For Maurice the signs of this kingdom are "the sacraments of baptism and the eucharist, to which must be added the creeds, the liturgy, the episcopate, and the scriptures—in fact, all the marks of catholicity as exemplified in the Church of England." The book was met with criticism when published, a criticism "that lasted throughout Maurice's career."[2]


Maurice served as editor of the Educational Magazine during its entire 1839–1841 existence. He argued that "the school system should not be transferred from the church to the state." Maurice was elected professor of English literature and history at King's College London in 1840. When the college added a theological department in 1846, he became a professor there also. That same year Maurice was elected chaplain of Lincoln's Inn and resigned the chaplaincy at Guy's Hospital,[10]

In 1845, Maurice was made both the Boyle lecturer by the Archbishop of York’s nomination and the Warburton lecturer by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s nomination. He held these chairs until 1853 [2]

Maurice’s wife, Anna, died on 25 March 1845, leaving two sons, one of whom was John Frederick Maurice who wrote his father's biography.[2]

Queen’s College
During his London years, Maurice engaged in two lasting educational initiatives: founding Queen's College, London in 1848 and the Working Men's College in 1854.

In 1847, Maurice and "most of his brother-professors" at King’s College formed a Committee on Education for the education of governesses. This committee joined a scheme for establishing a College for Women that resulted in the founding of Queen’s College. Maurice was its first principal. The college was "empowered to grant certificates of qualification ‘to governesses’ and ‘to open classes in all branches of female education’."[13]

One of the early graduates of Queen’s College who was influenced by Maurice was Matilda Ellen Bishop who became the first Principal of Royal Holloway College.[14]

On 4 July 1849, Maurice remarried, this time to Georgina Hare-Naylor.[2]

Dismissed from King’s College
"Maurice was dismissed from his professorships because of his leadership in the Christian Socialist Movement, and because of the supposed unorthodoxy of his Theological Essays (1853)."[15] His The Kingdom of Christ had evoked virulent criticism. The publication of his Theological Essays in 1853 evoked even more and precipitated his dismissal from King’s College. At the instigation of Richard William Jelf, the Principal of the College, the Council of the College, asked Maurice to resign. He refused and demanded that he be either "acquitted or dismissed." He was dismissed. To prevent the controversy from affecting Queen’s College, Maurice "severed his relations" with it.[16]

The public and his friends were strongly in support of Maurice. His friends "looked up to him with the reverence due to a great spiritual teacher." They were devoted to him and wanted to protect Maurice against his opponents.[17]

Working Men's College
Although his relations with King’s College and Queen’s College had been severed, Maurice continued to work for the education of workers. In February 1854, he developed plans for a Working Men's College. Maurice gained enough support for the college by giving lectures that by 30 October 1854 the college opened with over 130 students. "Maurice became principal, and took an active part both in teaching and superintending during the rest of his life in London."[18]

Maurice’s teaching led to some "abortive attempts at co-operation among working men" and to the more enduring Christian Socialism movement and the Society for Promoting Working Men's Associations.[19]

In July 1860, in spite of controversy, Maurice was appointed to the benefice of the chapel of St. Peter's, Vere Street. He held the position until 1869.[17]

Cambridge University

"On 25 October 1866 Maurice was elected to the Knightbridge professorship of casuistry, moral theology, and moral philosophy at Cambridge."[2] This professorship was the "highest preferment" Maurice attained. Among his books he cited in his application, were his Theological Essays and What is Revelation? that had evoked opposition elsewhere. But at Cambridge, Maurice was "almost unanimously elected" to the faculty.[20] Maurice was "warmly received" at Cambridge, where "there were no doubts of his sufficient orthodoxy".[17]

While teaching at Cambridge, Maurice continued as the Working Men's College principal, though he was there less often. At first, he retained the Vere Street, London, cure which entailed a weekly rail trip to London to officiate at services and preach. When this proved too strenuous, upon medical advice, Maurice resigned this cure in October 1869. In 1870, by accepting the offer of St Edward's, Cambridge,[21] where he had "an opportunity for preaching to an intelligent audience" with few pastoral duties, albeit with no stipend.[2]

In July 1871 Maurice accepted the Cambridge preachership at Whitehall. "He was a man to whom other men, no matter how much they might differ from him, would listen."[22]

Royal Commissioner

In spite of declining health, in 1870 Maurice agreed to serve on the Royal Commission regarding the Contagious Diseases Act of 1871, and travelLed to London for the meetings.[17] "The Commission consisted of twenty-three men, including parliamentarians, clergy, and scientists."[23]

Dean Francis Close wrote a monograph about the proceedings of the royal commission. The issue was whether earlier acts legalising and policing prostitution for the armed forces should be repealed. Close quoted a commission member's speech to the House of Commons that praised Maurice as a "model Royal Commissioner". Close ended his monograph with these words: "Professor Maurice remained firmly and conscientiously opposed to the Acts to the very last."[24]

Final years

In spite of terminal illness, Maurice continued giving his professorial lectures, trying to know his students personally and completing his Metaphysical and Moral Philosophy (2 vols., 1871–2).[2] He also he continued preaching (at Whitehall from November 1871 to January 1872 and two university sermons in November). His final sermon was 11 February 1872 in St Edward’s. On 30 March he resigned from St Edward's. Very weak and mentally depressed, on Easter Monday, 1 April 1872, after receiving Holy Communion, with great effort he pronounced the blessing, became unconscious and died.[17]

Conflicting opinions of Maurice’s thinking

In a letter of April 2, 1833, to Richard Chenevix Trench, Maurice lamented the current "spirit" of "conflicting opinions" that "cramps our energies" and "kills our life."[25] In spite of his lamenting "conflicting opinions," that term precisely described reactions to Maurice.

Maurice's writings, lectures, and sermons spawned conflicting opinions. Julius Hare considered him "the greatest mind since Plato", but John Ruskin thought him "by nature puzzle-headed and indeed wrong-headed."[26]

Hugh Walker in a study of Victorian literature found other examples of conflicting opinions.[27]

One important literary and theological figure who was favorably impressed by Maurice was the Reverend Charles Dodgson, a.k.a. Lewis Carroll. Dodgson wrote about attending morning and afternoon services at Vere Street at which Mr. Maurice preached both times with the comment, "I like his sermons very much".[28] Maurice held the benefice of the chapel of St. Peter's, Vere Street from 1860–1869.[17]

M. E. Grant Duff in his diary for 22 April 1855, wrote that he "went, as usual about this time, to hear F.D. Maurice preach at Lincoln's Inn. I suppose I must have heard him, first and last, some thirty or forty times, and never carried away one clear idea, or even the impression that he had more than the faintest conception of what he himself meant."[29]

John Henry Newman described Maurice as a man of "great power" and of "great earnestness". However, Newman found Maurice so "hazy" that he "lost interest in his writings."[30]

In the United States, The National Quarterly Review and Religious Magazine, Volume 38 (January 1879) contained this appreciation of Maurice. “Mr. Maurice’s characteristics are well known and becoming every year more highly appreciated—broad catholicity, keeness of insight, powerful mental grasp, fearlessness of utterance and devoutness of spirit.”[31]

Social activism

Maurice (right) depicted with Thomas Carlyle in Ford Madox Brown's painting Work (detail)

"The demand for political and economic righteous is one of the principal themes of Maurice’s theology."[32] Maurice practiced his theology by going "quietly on bearing the chief burthen of some of the most important social movements of the time."[33]

Living in London the "condition of the poor pressed upon him with consuming force." Working men trusted him when they distrusted other clergymen and the church.[19] Working men attended Bible classes and meetings led by Maurice whose theme was "moral edification."[2]

Two of Maurice’s social activities have been recounted in Section 2.0 on his "Career," namely Queen's College, London and the Working Men's College. Two others are described in this section: Christian Socialism and the Society for Promoting Working Men's Associations.

Christian Socialism
Maurice was affected by the "revolutionary movements of 1848", especially the march on Parliament, but he believed that "Christianity rather than secularist doctrines was the only sound foundation for social reconstruction."[10]

Maurice "disliked competition as fundamentally unchristian, and wished to see it, at the social level, replaced by co-operation, as expressive of Christian brotherhood." In 1849, Maurice joined other Christian socialist in an attempt to mitigate competition by the creation of co-operative societies. He viewed co-operative societies as "a modern application of primitive Christian communism." Twelve cooperative workshops were to be launched in London. However, even with subsidy by Edward Vansittart Neale many turned out to be unprofitable.[2] Nevertheless, the effort effected lasting consequences as seen in the following sub-section on the "Society for Promoting Working Men's Associations"

In 1854, there were eight Co-operative Productive Associations in London and fourteen in the Provinces. These included breweries, flour mills, tailors, hat makers, builders, printers, engineers. Others were formed in the following decades. Some of them failed after several years, some lasted a longer time, some were replaced.[34]

Maurice’s perception of a need for a moral and social regeneration of society led him into Christian Socialism. From 1848 until 1854 (when the movement came to an end[15]), he was a leader of the Christian Socialist Movement. He insisted that "Christianity is the only foundation of Socialism, and that a true Socialism is the necessary result of a sound Christianity."[35]

Maurice has been characterized as "the spiritual leader" of the Christian Socialists because he was more interested in disseminating its theological foundations than "their practical endeavours."[17] Maurice once wrote,

Let people call me merely a philosopher, or merely anything else…. My business, because I am a theologian, and have no vocation except for theology, is not to build, but to dig, to show that economics and politics … must have a ground beneath themselves, and that society was not to be made by any arrangements of ours, but is to be regenerated by finding the law and ground of its order and harmony, the only secret of its existence, in God.[36]

Society for Promoting Working Men's Associations
Early in 1850 the Christian Socialists started a working men’s association for tailors in London, followed by associations for other trades. To promote this movement, a Society for Promoting Working Men's Associations (SPWMA) was founded with Maurice as a founding member and head of its a "central board." At first, the SPWMA’s work was merely propagating the idea of associations by publishing tracts. Then it undertook the practical project of establishing the Working Men's College because educated workers were essential for successful co-operative societies. With that ingredient more of the associations succeeded; others still failed or were replaced by a later "cooperative movement. The lasting legacy of the Christian Socialists was that, in 1852, they influenced the passage of an act in Parliament which gave "a legal status to co-operative bodies" such as working men’s associations. The SPWMA "flourished in the years from 1849 to 1853, or thereabouts."[37]

The original mission of the Society for Promoting Working Men's Associations was "to diffuse the principles of co-operation as the practical application of Christianity to the purposes of trade and industry." The goal was forming associations by which working men and their families could enjoy the whole produce of their labour.[38]

In testimony from representatives of "Co-operative Societies" during 1892–1893 to the Royal Commission on Labour for the House of Commons, one witness applauded the contribution of Christian Socialists to the "present cooperative movement" by their formulating the idea in the 1850s. The witness specifically cited "Maurice, Kingsley, Ludlow, Neale, and Hughes."[39]


1854 portrait of Maurice by Jane Mary Hayward

That Maurice left a legacy that would be valued by many was harbingered by responses to his death. "Crowds following his remains to their last resting place, and around the open grave there stood men of widely different creeds, united for the moment by the common sorrow and their deep sense of loss. From pulpit and press, from loyal friends and honest opponents, the tribute to the worth of Mr. Maurice was both sincere and generous."[40]

Personal legacy
Maurice’s close friends were "deeply impressed with the spirituality of his character". His wife observed that whenever Maurice was awake in the night, he was "always praying." Charles Kingsley called him " the most beautiful human soul whom God has ever allowed me to meet with."[19]

Maurice’s life comprised "contradictory elements".[19]

  • Maurice was a man "of peace, yet his life was spent in a series of conflicts".
  • He was a man "of deep humility, yet so polemical that he often seemed biased".
  • He was a man "of large charity, yet bitter in his attack upon the religious press of his time".
  • He was "a loyal churchman who detested the label Broad yet poured out criticism upon the leaders of the Church".
  • He was a man of "a kindly dignity" combined with "a large sense of humour".
  • He possessed "an intense capacity for visualizing the unseen".

Teaching legacy
As a professor at King's College and at Cambridge, Maurice attracted "a band of earnest students" to whom he gave two things. He taught them from the knowledge he had gained by his comprehensive reading. More importantly, Maurice instilled in students "the habit of inquiry and research" and a "desire for knowledge and the process of independent thought."[19]

Written legacy
Maurice’s written legacy includes "nearly 40 volumes," and they hold "a permanent place in the history of thought in his time."[1] His writings are "recognizable as the utterance of a mind profoundly Christian in all its convictions."[41]

By themselves, two of Maurice’s books, The Kingdom of Christ (1838 and later editions) and Moral and Metaphysical Philosophy (2 volumes, 1871–1872), are "remarkable enough to have made their writer famous." But there more reasons for Maurice’s fame. In his "life-work" Maurice was "constantly teaching, writing, guiding, organizing; training up others to do the same kind of work, but giving them something of his spirit, never simply his views." He drew out "all the best that was in others, never trying to force himself upon them." With his opponents, Maurice tried to find some "common ground" between them. None who knew him personally "could doubt that he was indeed a man of God."[42]

In The Kingdom of Christ Maurice viewed the true church as a united body that transcended the "diversities and partialities of its individual members, factions, and sects". The true church had six signs: "baptism, creeds, set forms of worship, the eucharist, an ordained ministry, and the Bible." Maurice’s ideas were reflected a half-century later by William Reed Huntington and the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral.[35] The modern ecumenical movement also incorporated Maurice’s ideas contained in his The Kingdom of Christ.[1]

Decline and revival of interest in legacy
Interest in the vast legacy of writings bequeathed by Maurice declined even before his death. Hugh Walker, a fellow academic, predicted in 1910 that neither of Maurice’s major works, his Theological Essays (1853) and his Moral and Metaphysical Philosophy (1871–72), will "stand the test of time."[43] However, "this phase of neglect has passed."[41]

"Since World War II there has been a revival of interest in Maurice as a theologian.[44] During this period, twenty-three (some only in part) books about Maurice have been published as can be seen in the References section of this article.

Maurice is honoured with a feast day on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church (USA) of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer on 1 April as "Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, 1872" and a brief biography is included in the church's Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints.[45]

Despite Maurice’s dismissal by King’s College after the publication of his Theological Essays , "a chair at King's, the F D Maurice Professorship of Moral and Social Theology, now commemorates his contribution to scholarship at the College."[46]

King’s College also established "The FD Maurice Lectures" in 1933 in honour of Maurice. Maurice, who was Professor of English Literature and History (1840–1846) and then Professor of Theology (1846–1853)."[47]


Maurice’s writings result from diligent work on his part. As a rule he "rose early" and did his socializing with friends at breakfast. He dictated his writings until dinner-time. The manuscripts he dictated were "elaborately corrected and rewritten" before publication.[17]

Maurice’s writings hold "a permanent place in the history of thought in his time."[1] Some of the following were "rewritten and in a measure recast, and the date given is not necessarily that of the first appearance." Most of these writings "were first delivered as sermons or lectures."[48]

The Unity of the New Testament, 1st American ed in one volume (1879)
Extensive review of The Unity of the New Testament in The Unitarian Review (June 1876), 581–594.

See also


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  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Reardon, Bernard M. G. (2004). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Online(May 2006) ed.). Maurice, (John) Frederick Denison (1805–1872): Oxford University Press. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  3. Maurice, Frederick Denison (1884). The Life of Frederick Denison Maurice: Chiefly Told in His Own Letters. London: Macmillan. p. 175. ISBN 9781402170638. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  4. W. E. Collins, "Frederick Denison Maurice," in Typical English Churchmen: From Parker to Maurice, ed. W. E. Collins (SPCK, 1902), 327–360. Online at
  5. W. E. Collins, "Frederick Denison Maurice," in Typical English Churchmen: From Parker to Maurice, ed. W. E. Collins (SPCK, 1902), 330–331. Online at and
    King’s College, London, "MAURICE, Professor Frederick Denison (1805–1872)" online at
  6. C. F. G. Masterman, Frederick Denison Maurice in series Leaders of the Church, 1800–1900 (1907), 16. Online at
  7. Henry Morley, Illustrations of English Religion (Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1877), 421. Online at and Crockford's Clerical Directory (1865), 428. Online at
  8. C. F. G. Masterman, "Frederick Denison Maurice" in the series Leaders of the Church, 1800–1900 (1907), 19. Online at
  9. A. Gardner, The Scottish Review, Volume 3 (1884), 349. Online at
  10. 1 2 3 King’s College, London, "MAURICE, Professor Frederick Denison (1805–1872)" online at
  11. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, Volumes 17–18, Eleventh Edition (New York: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911), s. v. Maurice, John Frederick Denison, 910. Online at;id=uva.x030221837;view=plaintext;seq=942;start=1;sz=10;page=search;num=910 and
    King’s College, London, "MAURICE, Professor Frederick Denison (1805–1872)" online at
  12. A. Gardner, The Scottish Review, Volume 3 (1884), 351. Online at
  13. John William Adamson, English Education, 1789–1902 (Cambridge University, 1930/1964), 283.
  14. Caroline Bingham, ‘Bishop, Matilda Ellen (1842–1913)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 19 Jan 2016
  15. 1 2 Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints (Church Publishing, 2010), 300. Online at
  16. A. Gardner, The Scottish Review, Volume 3 (1884), 351–353. Online at
  17. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Leslie Stephen, ‘Maurice, Frederick Denison (1805–1872)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Vol XXXVII (Oxford University Press, 1894), 97–105. Online at
  18. Leslie Stephen, "Maurice, Frederick Denison (1805–1872)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Vol XXXVII (Oxford University Press, 1894), 97–105. Online at
  19. 1 2 3 4 5 The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, Volumes 17–18, Eleventh Edition (New York: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911), s. v. Maurice, John Frederick Denison, 910. Online at;page=root;seq=10;view=plaintext;size=100;orient=0.
  20. A. Gardner, The Scottish Review, Volume 3 (1884), 355. Online at
  21. "About St Edward’s"
  22. The London Quarterly Review, Volume 62" (1884), 347.
  23. Jeremy Waldron, "Mill on Liberty and on the Contagious Diseases Acts", 6. Online at
  24. Francis Close, An Examination of the Witnesses, and Their Evidence, Given Before a Royal Commission Upon the Administration and Operation of the "Contagious Diseases Acts, 1871" (Tweedie & Company, 1872), 47–48.
  25. Maria Trench, ed., Letters and Memorials of Richard Chenevix Trench, Volume 1 (London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1888), 138.
  26. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, Volumes 17–18, Eleventh Edition (New York: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911), s. v. Maurice, John Frederick Denison, 910. Online at;id=uva.x030221837;view=image;start=1;sz=10;page=root;size=100;seq=942;num=910.
  27. Hugh Walker, The Literature of the Victorian Era (Cambridge University, 1910), 100.
  28. Jabberwocky, Volumes 19–21 (Lewis Carroll Society, 1990), 4.
  29. Montstuart E. Grant Duff, Notes from a Diary 1851–1872, Volume 1 (London, John Murray, 1897), 78.
  30. Edward Short Newman and His Contemporaries (Bloomsbury, 2011), 418.
  31. The National Quarterly Review, Volume 38 (Pudney & Russell, 1879), 203. Online at
  32. John Orens, Stewart Headlam's Radical Anglicanism: The Mass, the Masses, and the Music Hall (University of Illinois Press, 2003), 11.
  33. F. D. Maurice, The Friendship of Books and Other Lectures, ed. T. Hughes (London: Macmillam, 1904rpt, vi.
  34. The Co-operative Wholesale Society’s Annual, Almanack, and Diary for the Year 1883: Containing an Account of the Statistics of the Society from Its Commencement in 1864, etc., Volume 1883 (Co-operative Wholesale Society [and] Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society, 1883), 174–180, 181.
  35. 1 2 The Episcopal Church/Library/Glossary at
  36. Frederick Maurice, ed., The Life of Frederick Denison Maurice: Chiefly Told in His Own Letters, Vol. 2 (Macmillan, 1884) ,137.
  37. Leslie Stephen, ‘Maurice, Frederick Denison (1805–1872)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Vol XXXVII (Oxford University Press, 1894), 97–105. Online at and
    The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 140 (Chapman and Hall, 1867), 333–334.
  38. "Appendix to the Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Royal Commission on Labour, One Volume" in Sessional papers. Inventory control record 1, Vol 39 including the "Fourth Report of the Royal Commission on Labour" (Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, 1894), Appendix XXIII, "Society for Promoting Working Men's Associations, Established 1850, London," 54.
  39. Sessional papers. Inventory control record 1, Vol 39 including the "Fourth Report of the Royal Commission on Labour" (Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, 1894), 62.
  40. The London Quarterly Review, Volume 62 (T. Woolmer, 1884), 348. Online at
  41. 1 2 Bernard M. G. Reardon, Religious Thought in the Victorian Age (Longman Group UK, 1980), 158.
  42. W. E. Collins, "Frederick Denison Maurice," in Typical English Churchmen: From Parker to Maurice, ed. W. E. Collins (SPCK, 1902), 333, 358–359.
  43. Hugh Walker, The Literature of the Victorian Era (Cambridge University, 1910), 101. Online at
  44. "The Episcopal Church/Library/Glossary online at
  45. Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints (Church Publishing, 2010), 10, 300. Online at
  46. King’s College London, "Frederick Maurice" online at
  47. "The FD Maurice lectures" online at
  48. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, Volumes 17–18, Eleventh Edition, s.v. Maurice, John Frederick Denison, 910.


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