Anglo-Catholicism

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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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It is the polar opposite to contemporary poems with High Anglican overtones, such as R.
However, in High Anglican quarters, where they believe that the Eucharist transforms into the body of Christ, reserve was expressed as to the wisdom of such a comparison.
RELIGION: He was brought up a High Anglican but attends mass with his Catholic wife and children.
Bible reading was a 'Sunday thing' when I was a girl, attending High Anglican services.
After reading this brilliant and infinitely sad biography of T S Eliot's tragic first wife, Vivienne Haigh-Wood, I find it strange to remember, as I do, his reputation as a High Anglican near-saint in the two decades up to his death in 1965.
That the service becomes a farce is entirely the fault of the vicar, a High Anglican 'bells and smells' fellow who unwisely invites his celebrity congregation to share their memories of Clive.
The other is his friend, a high Anglican monk, white, patrician, a fighter in the old religious tradition, who also devoted his life to the cause of abolishing apartheid.
Spiritual tradition' includes writing on doctrines, devotions, philosophy, social thought, biography, history, and literature "including humour and satire' and even rather oddly, denominational fighting with High Anglicans.
Among the second set, William Gibson helpfully argues against an overly easy identification between Whigs, Low Churchmen, and Dissenters, on the one hand, and Tories and High Anglicans, on the other, in the early eighteenth century.
And all of this was played out in the context of larger conflicts within both the Church of England, setting low and high Anglicans against rationalists, and the scientific community, dividing those who believed in the possibility of evolutionary change from those who did not.
Bayly that only then did a new imperial Anglicanism assert itself, embracing both High Anglicans and low-church Evangelicals as part of an imperial resurgence following in part the losses inAmerica.
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