Dr James Martineau (1805-1900)

Henry Richard Hope-Pinker (1849-1927)


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Martineau, the younger brother of Harriet Martineau, was a highly influential Unitarian minister, teacher and writer, who was for many years a Professor at Manchester New College before it moved to Oxford. He was first appointed Professor of mental and moral philosophy and logic there in 1840, though he retained his ministry at the Paradise Street Chapel in Liverpool (replaced by Hope Street Church in 1848). When the college moved to London in 1853, he continued to teach there, resigning from his Liverpool ministry only 1857, and becoming Principal of the college from 1869. [Commentary continues below.]