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Oxford Movement

Syllabification: Ox·ford Move·ment

Definition of Oxford Movement in English:

A Christian movement started in Oxford, England, in 1833, seeking to restore traditional Catholic teachings and ceremony within the Church of England. Its leaders were John Keble, Edward Pusey, and (until he became a Roman Catholic) John Henry Newman. It formed the basis of the present Anglo-Catholic (or High Church) tradition. Also called Tractarianism.

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