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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.
Services at St German's are in the High Church Anglican tradition, a legacy from the great revival begun by the Oxford movement in the 1840s.
In addition to this, Crosta claims that, thanks to the Oxford movement and then to the "Atto di emancipazione" in England in 1829, there was a "Catholic Revival", and Manzoni's work was also appreciated for its catholic imprint.
It was this lack of zeal that is said to have paved the way for the later rise of both the Evangelicals and the Oxford Movement in the early 19th century.
As he became more convinced of Rome's claims, he gradually and reluctantly concluded that the arguments he and other leaders of the Oxford movement had made for Anglicanism were untenable.
She considers how the religious and intellectual concepts from the Oxford movement, particularly purgatory and gradual transformation in theology, influenced Victorian fiction by Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Henry James, John Henry Newman, and Virginia Woolf.
It begins with a discussion of the Oxford Movement just before Newman's conversion.
From being the British Anglican church leader of the Oxford Movement, he followed God's call to the Catholic church, where he became a cardinal in 1879.
In early life, he was a major figure in the Oxford Movement to bring the Church of England back to its Catholic roots.
finds these pro-sectarian or pro-Catholic novels to be influenced by four major Victorian movements: the Catholic Emancipation of 1829, John Keble's 1833 sermon "On National Apostasy" and the rise of the Oxford Movement, the influence of Anglo-Catholic ritualism, and the 1850 restoration of the Catholic hierarchy in England.
Coleridge's desire to situate Anglicanism as the true inheritor of Patristic traditions uniquely anticipates the Oxford Movement, and informs his revised critique of the Whig view of church and state.
Originally an evangelical Oxford academic and priest in the Church of England, Newman was a leader in the Oxford Movement.

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