Definition of High Church in English:

High Church

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noun

[treated as singular or plural]
  • A tradition within the Anglican Church emphasizing ritual, priestly authority, sacraments, and historical continuity with Catholic Christianity.
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    • The audience ranged from High Church Anglo-Catholics to low church Evangelical Anglicans.
    • The ‘Authorized Version’ arose out of a conference at Hampton Court, convened by James I in 1604, between the High Church and Low Church parties.
    • Nor was Newman a liberal, rather a High Church Anglican who converted to Catholicism.

Derivatives

High Churchman

noun
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  • Nevertheless, many evangelicals and High Churchmen still clung to the literal view of Genesis because it was exegetically the soundest interpretation.
  • Anglican High Churchmen referred - sometimes enviously - to the relative autonomy of non-established Scottish episcopalianism.
  • This state interference in the Anglican Church was denounced as ‘national apostasy’ by High Churchmen in England.

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