John Henry Newman and the high church in the Oxford Movement
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John Henry Newman and the high church in the Oxford Movement

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Published by UMI in Ann Arbor, MI .
Written in English


  • Newman, John Henry, -- 1801-1890.

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Statementby James Milton Hess.
The Physical Object
Pagination39 p.
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21601355M

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John Henry Newman is remembered in Anglicanism largely for his role as a founding member and leading tractarian of the Oxford Movement in the Church of England. He is known in Roman Catholicism as a convert and a cardinal, and in both traditions as a scholar and a priest.   Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Oxford Movement in the Church of England in the 19th century. Cardinal John Henry Newman is perhaps the most significant Christian theologian of the nineteenth. 91 rows  The Tracts for the Times were a series of 90 theological publications, varying in .   The British Catholic Authors collection of the John J. Burns Library spans a period of almost years, stretching from the early years of British Catholic revival under figures such as Cardinal John Henry Newman, C.O. () to contemporary figures such as Hilaire Belloc () and Graham Greene (). Although the collection contains .

John Henry Newman (21 February – 11 August ) was an English theologian and poet, first an Anglican priest and later a Catholic priest and cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th was known nationally by the mids, and was canonised as a saint in the Catholic Church in () Cardinal-Deacon of St. George in Velabro, divine, philosopher, man of letters, leader of the Tractarian Movement, and the most illustrious of English converts to the Church.. Born in the City of London, 21 February, , the eldest of six children, three boys and three girls; died at Edgbaston, Birmingham, 11 August, Over his descent there has been some . The leaders of the Oxford Movement taught that the Church of England and the larger Anglican Communion are part of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church. The last Tract was Newman's Tract 90(), which generally sought to interpret the Thirty-Nine Articles as consistent with the decrees of the Roman Catholic Council of Trent ().   Herring’s Oxford Movement in Practice is an important contribution to the field of Anglican Church history, for he proves how Anglo-Catholicism was a diversion from the Oxford Movement’s original intentions and course. Aside from the price (which, in my opinion, borders on highway robbery), it is a book well worth reading.

These high-church Anglicans came to be called the founders of the Oxford Movement, or more succinctly the Tractarians, because of their publication and espousal of a series of pamphlets, written by Newman, entitled The Tracts for the Times (). Newman played a crucial role in my own intellectual and spiritual “conversion” to traditional Catholicism. In college, I got hold of the one-volume Ignatius Press edition of his Parochial and Plain Sermons and somehow persevered in reading the entire book, over 1, pages of glorious (Anglican!) did not make me think of Anglicanism per se; it made me think: “So . The Oxford Movement may be looked upon in two distinct lights. "The conception which lay at its base," according to the Royal Commission on Ecclesiastical Discipline, , "was that of the Holy Catholic Church as a visible body upon earth, bound together by a spiritual but absolute unity, though divided into national and other sections. This conception drew with it the sense of .   Oxford men of the highest caliber gathered around Keble and tried to form a plan of action. Among these individuals were two notable scholars, John Henry Newman and Richard Hurrell Froude. In order to bolster its position, the high church movement sought a basis for authority in the past of the church.