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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.
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(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
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the movement toward High Church principles within the Church of England, originating at Oxford University in 1833. Compare Tractarianism.
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