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Oxford Movement

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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Oxford Movement

(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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Ox′ford move`ment

the movement toward High Church principles within the Church of England, originating at Oxford University in 1833. Compare Tractarianism.
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Noun1.Oxford movement - 19th-century movement in the Church of England opposing liberal tendencies
religious movement - a movement intended to bring about religious reforms
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The book begins with a short discussion of people's resistance to colonial authorities, biographical details about Feild, and a skilful transatlantic-focused analysis of the Tractarian movement and its relationship to evangelical Protestantism.
Scott in fact inspired a generation of young Protestants--most notably John Henry Newman--to look backward, and thus played his own unwitting part in shaping the Tractarian movement.
This essay shows how Newman's devotional poetry shaped public perception of the Tractarian Movement, and in particular Tract 90, a generation later.
The book is a history of Newman's influence, not only on the faithful of the Tractarian movement in 1830s Oxford, or on the wider world of Anglican and Catholic theology, but on the personal lives of Victorian intellectuals of all types.
These pamphlets, written by Newman and other Oxford scholars, became widely read and referred to as the Oxford Movement or the Tractarian Movement. The writers, including Newman who was most influential, argued that the Church of England need ed to recover and reinstate ancient Christian traditions into Anglican life, liturgy and theology.
There is highly suggestive evidence that Rossetti remained deeply influenced by the Tractarian movement from her first exposure to it around 1840: "Such evidence," Antony Harrison points out, "includes her elegiac sonnet on Newman ...
The dean referred to Newman's role between 1833 and 1841 in the "Tractarian Movement," an attempt by Oxford-based high church Anglicans, through widely circulated and influential tracts, or pamphlets, to bring the Church of England to conformity with its Catholic past.
It was only in 1833, however, that the controversial period of his life began with the initiation of the Oxford Tractarian Movement. For most of his next twelve years as an Anglican, Newman and his colleagues attempted to recast the Anglican Church from a Protestant into a catholic mold.
Nockles, rejecting a long established Anglo-Catholic historiography in which the Tractarian movement was the only viable form of High-Church Anglicanism in the Victorian period, found instead a vigorous diversity of High-Church alternatives.
At Oxford, the Tractarian movement was at its height, and Clough fell under the influence of his tutor, the fanatical Newmanite W.
He wrote and edited several books, including A Scholastic Miscellany: Anselm to Ockham, a collection of medieval writings, and The Oxford Movement, a compendium of texts from the Tractarian Movement in 19th-century England.