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The religious opinions and principles of the founders of the Oxford Movement, put forth in a series of 90 pamphlets entitled Tracts for the Times, published at Oxford, England (1833-1841).

Trac·tar′i·an adj. & n.


(Anglicanism) another name for the Oxford Movement
[after the series of tracts, Tracts for the Times, published between 1833 and 1841, in which the principles of the movement were presented]
Tracˈtarian n, adj


(trækˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm)

the High Church doctrine of the Oxford movement as given in a series of 90 tracts published in Oxford, England, 1833-41.
Trac•tar′i•an, adj., n.


the religious opinions and principles of the Oxford movement within Anglicanism, especially in its Tractsfor the Times, a series of ninety treatises published between 1833 and 1841. Also called Puseyism. — Tractarian, n., adj.
See also: Protestantism
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Noun1.Tractarianism - principles of the founders of the Oxford movement as expounded in pamphlets called `Tracts for the Times'
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
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The controversy came to a head when Church Society dues were made mandatory, for the change was seen as a means to fund the Tractarianism of Bishop Feild.
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 here).
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).
Influenced in turn by Tractarianism, the Oxford Movement and the ideals of Lammenais, and consistent in his vision of a society inspired by religious ideals, he found himself tossed between Gladstonian Liberalism, Toryism and Ultramontanism.
1833: From Toleration to Tractarianism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993), p.
By working within both current research on prosody and rhyme (the 'new' formalism) and also the historical conceptualisation of those forms ('cultural formalism'), Blair brings together a mass of information and criticism on Victorian religion (particularly Tractarianism and Anglo-Catholicism) to rethink the way we understand form.
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.
But many churchwomen in particular found new forms of self-understanding in the doctrine of reserve, especially through its poetic instantiation, and in the opportunities that Tractarianism, or the Oxford Movement, enabled for female communal life.
James Pereiro, Ethos and the Oxford Movement: At the Heart of Tractarianism (Oxford UP, 2008), 271 pp.
The chapter closes with an interesting short account of 'the aesthetic impact of Tractarianism on secular writers like Walter Pater' (p.
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.