Definition of Anglo-Catholicism in English:


Line breaks: Anglo-Catholi¦cism
Pronunciation: /aŋɡləʊkəˈθɒlɪsɪzəm


[mass noun]
A tradition within the Anglican Church which is close to Catholicism in its doctrine and worship and is broadly identified with High Church Anglicanism. As a movement, Anglo-Catholicism grew out of the Oxford Movement of the 1830s and 1840s.
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  • John Henry Newman had journeyed from a nominal Evangelicalism to Anglo-Catholicism and then on to Rome - with no assurance of sins forgiven.
  • John Shelton Reed's Glorious Battle: The Cultural Politics of Victorian Anglo-Catholicism discusses the growth of Anglican sisterhoods and the Anglo-Catholic environment which supported them.
  • Lewis was in fact an Irish-born Anglican, with leanings more toward the theology of the Fathers and the undivided Church than to the Anglo-Catholicism of his day.

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