Then came the showers of mercy and assurance to compensate him when he was "dissolved in wonder, gratitude and self-abasement." (201-02) Though he was an Anglican vicar, Toplady was of a decidedly "low church
" stamp, and much of his preaching actually occurred in dissenting chapels.
HIGH AND LOW Church
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Ironically, what was a low church
project was hijacked by the high church.
To the extent the Christian church does exist, it is surprisingly strong and influential, but it also bears a clear resemblance to American folk Protestantism, which is "low church
" in worship and simple in doctrine--that is, not very compatible to Lutheranism of any sort, particularly Scandinavian Lutheranism.
Whilst All Saints maintained its high church tradition and wealthier congregation, St Lawrence swung towards low church
rituals, reflecting the poorer community who still worshipped there.
Fourth, while it appears that our Reformed theology does put us on a middle road between, say, the high church road of the Roman Catholics and the low church
road of the Anabaptists, it's strange that both of those other groups have found ways of allowing others to serve the Lord's Supper.
Even my partner, who was raised in a low church
, evangelical community, has been intrigued with the rosary since she first saw it used at my grandmother's wake.
High church conservatism may seem odd to Americans accustomed to the culturally Protestant and politically populist low church
Surprisingly, one might conclude from the data Melnyk presents that life in church and chapel was far more vigorous at the century's end than at its start, largely due to the passionate engagement of Christians at opposite ends of the Anglican continuum: low church
Evangelicals and high church Anglo-Catholics (Melnyk distinguishes between evangelical dissenters and Anglican Evangelicals with the capital "E").
Francois characterizes Archbishop Venables' action as "a provocation," and said it reflects a society "that is very polarized--rich and poor, high church and low church
, white and black, nothing in between.
As do other immigrant groups, at church they want devotions and activities that traditionalists regard as "low church
." As practitioners of a home-based religion with more emphasis on personal, family, and community rituals and practices than on masses and formalism, Mexican-American ethno-Catholics commonly have home altars, and their church attendance is less than the national average.
From the Ancient Britons who lugged boulders to make their barrows and burial mounds to the Victorians who saw tombstones as a statement of architectural theology neo-Gothic for High Anglicans, neo-classical for Low Church
weve always been interested in leaving our stamp on the landscape long after weve departed.