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Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800–1882)

Pusey, Edward Bouverie (pū-zy). An English theological writer, a leader of the Anglo-Catholic (Tractarian) party in the Established Church; born near Oxford, 1800; died on Sept. 14, 1882. He was associated with Newman and others in the British Critic, ‘Tracts for the Times,’ etc.; and his conspicuousness from his social position (nephew of one earl and grandson of another, professor and canon of Christ Church), wealth, and munificent charities, caused the Oxford Movement to be known as “Puseyism,” though he was not its initiator and did not at first sympathise with it. He published: ‘An Historical Enquiry into the Probable Causes of the Rational Character Lately Predominant in the Theology of Germany’ (1825); ‘The Holy Eucharist a Comfort to the Penitent’ (1843), a sermon which resulted in his suspension for three years; two sermons on ‘The Entire Absolution of the Penitent’ (1846), equally revolutionary; other sermons on ‘The Rule of Faith as Maintained by the Fathers,’ etc. (1861), and on ‘The Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist’ (1853). Of his larger works the most important are: ‘The Doctrine of the Real Presence’ (1855); ‘The Real Presence of the Body and Blood of Christ the Doctrine of the English Church’ (1857); ‘An Eirenicon.’