Charles Bigg

Short Name: Charles Bigg
Full Name: Bigg, Charles, 1840-1908
Birth Year: 1840
Death Year: 1908

Bigg, Charles, D.D., son of Thomas Bigg, was born in 1840 at Higher Broughton, Manchester, and was educated at Manchester Grammar School and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (Scholar 1859; B.A. 1862). He became a Senior Student of Christ Church 1862, tutor 1863, M.A. 1864, D.D. 1876; returning to Christ Church in 1901 as Canon and Regius Prof, of Eccles. History. He was Bampton Lecturer in 1886, and is the author of various theological works. He contributed two translations (2, 49) to The English Hymnal, 1906. In his Wayside Sketches, 1906, there are charming papers on Prudentius, Paulinus of Nola, and Thomas a Kempis. [Rev. James Mearns]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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Charles Bigg (1840–1908) was a Church of England clergyman, theologian and church historian. Bigg was the winner of the Gaisford Prize for Greek Prose in 1861.In 1886, he delivered the Bampton Lectures, later published as: The Christian Platonists of Alexandria. He served as the principal of Brighton College in 1871. In 1900 he was invited by the Bishop of London, Mandell Creighton, to a round table conference that produced The Doctrine of Holy Communion and its Expression in Ritual in 1900.

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