Reginald Copleston

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Reginald Copleston

Reginald Stephen Copleston (born December 26, 1845 in Barnes , now the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames , England , † April 19, 1925 in Putney (London) ) was a clergyman of the Anglican Church and author.


Cpleston studied at the Merchant Taylors' School (Northwood) in west London and then at Merton College , Oxford . He became a tutor and fellow at St. John's College (Oxford) , Oxford. From 1875 he was the Bishop of Colombo in the Church of Ceylon for 27 years . In 1902 he was transferred to India , where he was Anglican Bishop of Calcutta and thus also Metropolitan of India until 1913.

After his retirement, Copleston went back to England. He died in Putney, London and was buried in Putney Vale Cemetery .


  • Theravada Buddhism. 1892. (New edition: Eastern Book Linkers, Delhi, India 1993, ISBN 81-8513380-8 ).
  • Buddhism, primitive and present: in Magadha and Ceylon , Longmans / Green, London, New York City 1908.