Brooke Foss Westcott

Brooke Foss Westcott
Brooke Foss Westcott

Brooke Foss Westcott (* 12. Januar 1825 in Birmingham; † 27. Juli 1901 in Auckland Castle, Durham) war ein englischer Theologe und ab 1890 anglikanischer Bischof von Durham.

Als Neutestamentler und Philologe griff er um 1860 – zusammen mit Joseph Barber Lightfoot (1828–1889) – die Methoden der evangelischen Tübinger Schule auf und entwickelte eine historisch-kritische Methode der Bibelforschung.

Am 1. November 1870 wurde er auf den Lehrstuhl der Regius Professorship of Divinity an der University of Cambridge gewählt. Diesen Lehrstuhl hatte er bis 1890 inne, als er in Nachfolge von Lightfoot Bischof von Durham wurde.

1881 gab er gemeinsam mit Fenton John Anthony Hort sein bekanntes Werk The New Testament in the Original Greek heraus (siehe auch: Textus receptus).

Westcott gehörte den Cambridge Apostles an.


  • Elements of the Gospel Harmony (1851)
  • History of the Canon of First Four Centuries (1853)
  • History of the New Testament Canon (1855)
  • Characteristics of Gospel Miracles (1859)
  • Introduction to the Study of the Gospels (1860)
  • The Bible in the Church (1864)
  • The Gospel of the Resurrection (1866)
  • Christian Life Manifold and One (1869)
  • Some Points in the Religious Life of the Universities (1873)
  • Paragraph Psalter for the Use of Chotrs (1879)
  • Commentary on the Gospel of St John (1881)
  • Commentary on the Epistles of St John (1883)
  • Revelation of the Risen Lord (1882)
  • Revelation of the Father (1884)
  • Some Thoughts from the Ordinal (1884)
  • Christus Consummator (1886)
  • Social Aspects of Christianity (1887)
  • The Victory of the Cross: Sermons in Holy Week (1888)
  • Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews (1889)
  • From Strength to Strength (1890)
  • Gospel of Life (1892)
  • The Incarnation and Common Life (1893)
  • Some Lessons of the Revised Version of the New Testament (1897)
  • Christian Aspects of Life (1897)
  • Lessons from Work (1901)


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