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Henry Scott Holland

1847-1918. Anglican preacher and theologian. Educated at Eton and Balliol, he became in turn senior student of Christ Church (1870-84) and canon of St. Paul's (1884-1910) before returning to Oxford as regius professor of divinity. A witty and prominent member of the Lux Mundi group (he contributed the article on Faith), he combined a ritualistic High Churchmanship with a vague liberal theology formulated under the influence of T.H. Green and F.D. Maurice. An advanced member of the Christian Social Union of which he was sometime vice-president, he popularized a view of Christ as “the solution of all human problems.” His religious and political optimism was shattered by the experiences of World War I.