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The Oxford Movement in Context

The Oxford Movement in Context
Anglican High Churchmanship, 1760–1857

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  • Date Published: December 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521587198

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  • This book offers a radical reassessment of the significance of the Oxford Movement and of its leaders, Newman, Keble, and Pusey, by setting them in the context of the Anglican High Church tradition of the preceding 70 years. No other study offers such a comprehensive treatment of the historical and theological context in which the Tractarians operated.

    • A controversial and stimulating book which has been widely reviewed, to much acclaim, now available in paperback
    • A brilliant reassessment of the context and significance of the Oxford Movement
    • Author is one of the leading lights in 19th-century British ecclesiastical history
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    'A remarkable study which substantially rewrites an important slice of Anglican history: that which explains the antecedents, and so diagnoses the essence, of the Oxford Movement … Everyone concerned about the identity of Anglicanism should read this book.' Jonathan Clark, The Spectator

    '… definitive and indispensable … this book will be a standard text for any serious student of the subject.' James Garrard, Theology

    'A fine work of scholarship that deserves to stand as an authority for students of ecclesiastical history for years to come.' David Newsome, The Times Higher Education Supplement

    '… a … mature, and nuanced work … based upon an impressive range of new (or little known) manuscripts and printed sources, meticulously researched … What we are given here is what was, previously, so often lacking in study of the Oxford Movement: an adequate political and religious context in which to evaluate the remarkable transformation of the high church tradition into the 1830s and 40s … This important book has already made its mark.' Perry Butler, Heythrop Journal

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    • Date Published: December 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521587198
    • length: 364 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Historiographical introduction
    1. Church and state: the politics of high churchmanship
    2. Antiquity and the rule of faith
    3. Ecclesiology: the apostolic paradigm
    4. Spirituality, liturgy and sacraments
    5. The economy of salvation: sacraments and justification
    6. The old high churchmen and tractarians in historical relation
    Conclusion
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Peter B. Nockles, John Rylands University Library, Manchester

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