He is also very good on the larger context, explaining not only the psychological and sociological causes of Victorian sentimentality, as noted, but also where Sullivan's church music fits within the party factionalism of Anglican worship (though he is a little inconsistent when measuring the influence of Tractarianism
This examines, under the classic trope of form and meaning, the canonical poets, Arnold, Clough, Tennyson, the Brownings and the Rossettis among others born into the age of Tractarianism
and Victorian Catholicism: "when Victorian poetry speaks of faith it tends to do so in steady and regular rhythms; when it speaks of doubt, it is correspondingly more likely to deploy irregular, unsteady, unbalanced rhythms" (1).
The terms Oxford Movement, Tractarianism
, ritualism, and Anglo-Catholicism are often used interchangeably.
Similarly, David Meara's Modern Memorial Brasses, 1880-2001 will serve to remind some ACE members that many extant brasses are neither pre-17th-century survivals nor Victorian reinventions linked primarily to Tractarianism
and the Gothic Revival.
Traditional topics include Susan Thomas' review of Speck's book on Southey, Devon Fisher's review of Pereiro on Tractarianism
, Henrik Otterberg's very detailed review of Bill Rossi's latest Norton edition of Thoreau, and Elizabeth Bridgham's review of Weltman on Ruskin.
7) An excellent example of this integration, or contextualizing the traditions, emerged in chapter eight of A Profusion of Spires, wherein Grant summarizes each of the Ultramontane movement, Tractarianism
, and the Great Disruption in the Scottish Kirk as particular responses to the encroachment of the state on religious life.
As this formidable catalogue raisonne makes us sharply aware, however mawkish they may seem to some eyes now, The Light of the World (1851-53; Keble College, Oxford) and The Scapegoat (1854-56; Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight) were conceived in a raw ferment of theological and historical debate: in the 1850s arguments over Tractarianism
and Roman Catholicism (recently legalised) were raging, and Hunt, who in that decade overcame youthful scepticism to become an earnest new convert to Christianity, was prepared to penetrate deep into the meanings of these things, using typological symbolism that Bronkhurst teases out to built up a many-layered analysis of the psychological and moral components of his subjects.
For example, portraying Gladstone as the centre of Liberal party unity is pitched too strongly: a good case can be made that Gladstone was, partially because of suspicion of what was assumed to be his continued tractarianism
, anything but a unifying force, or at least not until the late 1880s.
1833: From toleration to Tractarianism
, (Cambridge, UK, 1993), esp.
Peter Toon, Evangelical Theology, 1833-1856: A Response to Tractarianism
(London: Marshall, Morgan, and Scott; Atlanta, GA: John Knox Press, 1979), p.
had only "saved themselves from Tractarianism
by the sensible
The reaction of the Evangelicals - initially suspicious and eventually hostile - has been surveyed by Peter Toon, Evangelical Theology 1834-1856: A Response to Tractarianism
in regard to three divisive issues: the rule of faith; justification; and the Church, ministry, and sacraments (cf.