High Churchism

High Churchism

the principles that distinguish the Anglican church from the Calvinist and Protestant Nonconformist churches, especially deference to the authority and claims of the Episcopate and the priesthood and belief in the saving grace of the sacraments. — High Churchist, High Churchite, n.
See also: Religion
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Even in the prime of Eliot's influence, many readers needed to overlook his Christianity: most who admired his aesthetic achievements and theories had no desire to indulge his monarchical politics and his hyper-old-fashioned High Churchism.
Horsley's High Churchism led him to hold the Roman Church a true branch of the Catholic Church and he attempted to understand its |corruptions' with sympathy.