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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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1] Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), champion of the orthodoxy of revealed religion, defender of the Oxford movement, and Regius professor of Hebrew and Canon of Christ Church, Oxford.
Most persistently, for example, Newman's work is linked to Romanticism, the idea being that the Oxford Movement is a localized, religious manifestation of the broader Romantic impulse.
n He played a major role in the Oxford Movement to bring the Church of England back to its Catholic roots n He brought the Oratory of St Philip Neri to England, was the first Rector of the Catholic University in Dublin, and was made Cardinal by Pope Leo XIII in 1879.
In 1870, the conservative Anglican Edward Pusey wrote to his former colleague and leader of the Oxford Movement, John Henry Newman, now for some twenty-five years a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
It is certainly wrong to say that in the 1830s the Oxford Movement 'revived the old nonjuring tradition and sought to rediscover pre-Reformation theology' while 'that the doctrine of the Atonement yielded primacy to that of the Incarnation' or that in the 1860s-1880s 'most of the other (mainly Trinitarian) Dissenting sects followed the Church of England in abandoning strict evangelical doctrine'.
Christina Rossetti's life and art are closely connected to all aspects of the Oxford Movement.
His call to his fellow Anglicans in 1833 at the beginning of the Oxford Movement, as stirring as it was startling, still speaks to serious Christians:
Also On This Day: 1833: The Oxford Movement was launched after a sermon by John Keble; 1858: Birth of social reformer & suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst; 1865: English climber Edward Whymper, on his seventh attempt, led the first climbers to reach the 14,690 ft summit of the Matterhorn in the Alps; 1867: Alfred Nobel demonstrated dynamite for the first time in a Surrey quarry at Redhill.
also fills a lacuna by providing information on the Hackney Phalanx, a little-known High Church group which came just before the well-known Oxford Movement of the early 19th century.
The leading spirit of the Oxford movement, he had received Anglican orders in 1824.
John Henry Newman and the Oxford Movement continue to generate critical interest, which to some must seem remarkable, for Newman was not the kind of man whose life makes compelling biography nor the Oxford Movement an event likely to prompt compelling history.
John Newman was born in London in 1801 and, following studies at Oxford, in 1833 he founded the Oxford Movement with the aim of controversially reforming the Church of England.

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