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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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These tensions include the religious divide in English society among members of the established Church of England, nonconformists, and Roman Catholics; within the Church of England among evangelicals, broad and high churchmen, and Anglo-Catholics; the tensions produced by the rapid expansion of the British Empire and the reciprocal effect of both metropolitan and peripheral influences on one another; and finally the tensions caused as developments in the mission movement and society as whole challenged traditional views of the role of women in relation to the roles of men, and of lay persons and voluntary organizations in relation to the authority of clergy, and especially of bishops.
Turney was, therefore, an Anglo-Catholic and a member of a group within the Anglican Church which had a particular interest in close relationships with both Roman Catholics and Orthodox.
An Anglo-Catholic modernist who "envisions a remade form of Christianity that gives primacy to aesthetic experience rather than to dogmatic theology" (241), Pater offers a version of Christianity that anticipates postmodernity because he underscores the aesthetic and communal aspects of religion while retaining--if not emphasizing--the existence of a divine being.
Moreover, for many adherents, Anglo-Catholic Christian Socialism was also a vital part of the Catholic polemic against supposed Protestant individualism and puritanism.
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.
His researches into Anglo-Catholicism, 'The Oxford Movement by the End of the Nineteenth Century: The Anglo-Catholic Clergy' were published in Church History (44.3).
It is surprising to see the papist Graham Greene described as an 'Anglo-Catholic' And Deer is confused about what he refers to as the 'Little Blitz'.
At their request the Pope is making available an Anglican rite, honouring a liturgy of prayer and music in the Anglo-Catholic tradition.
Father Ed Tomlinson, priest of St Barnabas' Church in Tunbridge Wells, a traditional Anglo-Catholic run parish, lamented the fact that the place of hymns and prayers was often taken by a "poem from Nan" or a "saccharine message from a pop star".
.THIS week also saw the creation of a coalition of evangelical and Anglo-Catholic parishes supported by Dr Nazir-Ali, that some are calling an attempt to create a church within a church.
Today, a coalition of evangelical and Anglo-Catholic parishes, backed by Dr NazirAli, will get under way.
Macmillan combined being a scholar, a great wit, a WWI hero, a radical and a devout Anglo-Catholic.

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