Hussey, Robert, Bd

Hussey, Robert, B.D.

an eminent minister of the Church of England, was born at Sunderland, Kent, Oct. 7,1801. He studied at Christ Church, Oxford, and graduated in 1825 with great credit. He discharged for a while the office of proctor, and was afterwards appointed one of the public examiners in the classical school. In 1837 he took the degree of B.D. In 1842 he was appointed regius professor of ecclesiastical history, which position he held until his death, December 2,1858. Hussey possessed an immense fund of information, to which his numerous works on all kinds of subjects bear full testimony. The principal of these are: Sermons, mostly academic, with a preface containing a refutation of the theory founded upon the Syriac fragment of the epistles of St. Ignatius (Oxford. 1849, 8vo): — The Papal Supremacy, its Rise and Progress, traced in three Lectures (Lond. 1851, 8vo). This little work demonstrates that "the papal system grew up and increased by means of usurpation and frequent acts of oppression, favored by the weakness of other parts of the Church, and the vices of ages." He had previously prepared for the University Press an edition of Homer's Odyssey (Oxford 1827): — also the Latin text of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England, with short notes (Oxford 1846): — and the Greek text of Socrates's Ecclesiastical History (1844). In 1853 he edited, again for the University Press another edition of Socrates, and this time not a mere text-book for his lectures, but an elaborate edition, with a Latin, version, notes, and index, forming three volumes 8vo. In 1854 he published a sermon, by request, on University Prospects and University Duties, and in 1856 an ordination sermon on The Atonement. An edition of Sozomen was suspended by his death.

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