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Anglo-Catholicism

 

a movement within the Anglican Church for the return to Catholicism, but without merging with the Roman Catholic Church. It began on the eve of the English Bourgeois Revolution in the 17th century as an anti-Puritan movement; it reappeared in the so-called Oxford movement of the 1830’s and 1840’s. Anglo-Catholicism opposes religious modernism and state intervention in the affairs of the church. The Anglo-Catholics are the most conservative group of Anglicans, with many supporters among the English aristocracy.

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The book's seven chapters can be grouped into three sections: the first three chapters narrate the process of Eliot's conversion, chapters four and five describe Eliot's engagement with the Anglo-Catholicism of the first half of the twentieth century, and the final two chapters examine distinctly Anglo-Catholic elements in Eliot's social commentary and art.
He praises Askew for her confrontations with the Anglo-Catholic clergy; characterizing her as "scornefull and hygh stomaked to the enemyes of truthe.
Faith and order" questions had been declared out of bounds at the insistence of the Anglo-Catholics, but practical cooperation was very much on.
He not only places Dawson's work within the twentieth-century European and American Catholic Renaissance, he also draws attention to Dawson's interaction with its Anglo-Catholic cousin, and as such, inadvertently shows how intertwined the various movements were.
Participants represented broadly evangelical Protestant and Anglo-Catholic groups, after the planners decided to exclude church polity and doctrine from the Conference agenda.
Outside the debate, the Rev Prebendary David Houlding, of Hampstead, London, a leading Anglo-Catholic, said: "It is getting worse, it is going downhill very badly.
The Anglo-Catholic Anglicans (leaning towards Rome but still within the Anglican community) oppose female priests and even more so female bishops (already in place in the United States, Canada, Australia and elsewhere.
Oldham (the conference secretary) to suppose that Anglo-Catholic concerns could be met, provided that a distinction was made in the statistics between mission work among non-Christians and that among Roman Catholics and the Eastern churches.
Anglican vicar and clergy trainer at Southampton, Randall (religious education, U of Wales-Bangor) uses churchmanship--positions such as Anglo-Catholic or Evangelical--as a lens through which to examine the contemporary Anglican Church and its professional clergy at a time of conflict over such issues as women and gay bishops, same-sex marriage, and laypeople presiding at Holy Communion.
A survey shows 'old party divisions' between Evangelical and Anglo-Catholic are still strong.
He is an Anglo-Catholic and has been at odds with those who support women and gay priests.
With strong beliefs, his Anglo-Catholic faith nearly led him to a career as a priest.