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Ox′ford move`ment(n.)

  1. the movement toward High Church principles within the Church of England, originating at Oxford University in 1833.

    Category: Religion

    Ref: Compare Tractarianism.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Oxford movement(noun)

    19th-century movement in the Church of England opposing liberal tendencies


  1. Oxford movement(Noun)

    A group of clerical Oxford dons that tried to link the Anglican Church more closely to its Roman Catholic roots


  1. Oxford Movement

    The Oxford Movement was a movement of High Church Anglicans, eventually developing into Anglo-Catholicism. The movement, whose members were often associated with the University of Oxford, argued for the reinstatement of lost Christian traditions of faith and their inclusion into Anglican liturgy and theology. They conceived of the Anglican Church as one of three branches of the Catholic Church. It was also known as the Tractarian Movement after its series of publications Tracts for the Times, published between 1833 and 1841. The group was also disparagingly called Newmanites and Puseyites after two prominent Tractarians, John Henry Newman and Edward Bouverie Pusey. Other well-known Tractarians included John Keble, Charles Marriott, Richard Hurrell Froude, Robert Wilberforce, Isaac Williams and William Palmer.


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