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Oxford Movement

n.
A movement within the Church of England, originating at Oxford University in 1833, that sought to link the Anglican Church more closely to the Roman Catholic Church.

Oxford Movement

n
(Alternative Belief Systems) a movement within the Church of England that began at Oxford in 1833 and was led by Pusey, Newman, and Keble. It affirmed the continuity of the Church with early Christianity and strove to restore the High-Church ideals of the 17th century. Its views were publicized in a series of tracts (Tracts for the Times) 1833–41. The teaching and practices of the Movement are maintained in the High-Church tradition within the Church of England. Also called: Tractarianism

Ox′ford move`ment


n.
the movement toward High Church principles within the Church of England, originating at Oxford University in 1833. Compare Tractarianism.
[1835–45]
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Noun1.Oxford movement - 19th-century movement in the Church of England opposing liberal tendencies
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That is what has happened to the once noble but now decaying remains of the Anglo-Catholic movement within the CofE.
When, after some years of successes by the Victorian anglo-catholic movement, words and rubrics were stretching to the point of legal disputes between the most extreme "Protestants" and most extreme "Catholics" within the Church of England, a consensus emerged.
Famous for performing dazzling candle-lit services in a back-street church in Reading, cleric Brian Brindley (1931-2001) was perhaps the grandest eccentric ever produced by the Anglo-Catholic movement in the Church of England.