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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Sister Geraldine expected Ramabai to assimilate completely to the high Anglican orthodoxy of her time, including the Athanasian Creed, high Anglican doctrines, and the appropriate strands of high Anglican British culture.
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As a High Tory, High Anglican peer he had little in common with dissident, chapel-going men with left-wing leanings.
The college chapel holds regular services -- high Anglican, attended by about seven people and more boring than my philology and linguistics course.
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Designed by John Gibson and completed in 1869, the chapel -- a word which scarcely seems adequate to describe this generously proportioned Victorian gothic building (which seats 450) -- is decorated with a formality that looks more high Anglican than Nonconformist.