Share this entry

Share this page

Anglo-Catholic

Line breaks: Anglo-Catholic

Definition of Anglo-Catholic in English:

adjective

Relating to Anglo-Catholicism.
Example sentences
  • In such a characterization one does not need to work hard to see Barth and Athanasius reflecting the concerns of the socially progressive Anglo-Catholic Oxford theologian.
  • When the theologians of the seventeenth century were rediscovered in the nineteenth, it was usually through the partial and distorting viewpoint of the authors represented in the Library of Anglo-Catholic Theology.
  • If the immense influence of de Lubac and other French theologians of his time on leading Anglo-Catholic thinkers of the pre-war period is any indication, his work may prove to strike a chord deeply resonant within the church of our own age.

noun

Back to top  
A member of an Anglo-Catholic Church.
Example sentences
  • The audience ranged from High Church Anglo-Catholics to low church Evangelical Anglicans.
  • An attempt at unity in 1972 failed at the last minute because of opposition from Anglo-Catholics in the Church of England.
  • Those two men regarded evangelical Dissenters and Anglo-Catholics with particular disdain, and they accused them of encouraging church people to neglect their responsibilities in society.

Definition of Anglo-Catholic in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day snarf
Pronunciation: snɑːf
verb
eat or drink quickly or greedily