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Alexander Knox

Alexander Knox  

(1757–1831),Church of Ireland layman and theologian. Largely self‐taught, Knox was much influenced in his early life by John Wesley, with whom his family was intimate. However, his theological ...
Alexander Penrose Forbes

Alexander Penrose Forbes  

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(1817–75), Bp. of Brechin from 1848, the ‘Scottish Pusey’. He laboured to further Tractarian principles in Scotland; his defence of the doctrine of the Real Presence in his primary charge, delivered ...
Ambrose Lisle March Phillipps de Lisle

Ambrose Lisle March Phillipps de Lisle  

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(1809–78),English RC writer. Born of Anglican parents, he was converted to Roman Catholicism in 1824. In 1835 he gave 230 acres of Charnwood Forest to the Trappist Order for ...
Anglo-Catholicism

Anglo-Catholicism  

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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 ...
Apologia pro vita sua

Apologia pro vita sua  

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(1864), J. H. Newman's ‘history of [his] religious opinions’ down to his reception into the RC Church in 1845. It was provoked by a gibe of C. Kingsley in Macmillan's Magazine for Jan. 1864.
Benjamin Webb

Benjamin Webb  

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(1819–85), ecclesiologist. While still an undergraduate, with J. M. Neale he founded the Cambridge Camden Society (q.v.). He was a strictly moderate ceremonialist and never wore the Eucharistic ...
Bernard Dalgairns

Bernard Dalgairns  

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(1818–76),priest of the Oratory. He was a supporter of the Oxford Movement in its earliest days, but in 1845, after spending some time in retirement with J. H. Newman ...
branch theory of the Church

branch theory of the Church  

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The theory that, though the Church may have fallen into schism within itself and its several parts be out of communion with each other, each may yet be a ‘branch’ of the Church of Christ, provided ...
Charlotte Mary Yonge

Charlotte Mary Yonge  

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(1823–1901), novelist. When in 1836 J. Keble became vicar of Hursley, she came under his influence. She determined to apply her talent as a storyteller to spreading the faith in fiction. Besides ...
choir

choir  

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Term in Western music for a group of chorus singers, well organized and trained. Original choirs were groups that took part in church services. Secular choir groups evolved later. Related entry, ...
Christian names

Christian names  

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The personal names that had been used by people of Anglo‐Saxon and Scandinavian descent mostly fell out of fashion after the Norman Conquest, though some remained in use long enough to be used as ...
Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti  

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(1830–94),sister of D. G. and W. M. Rossetti. She was a devout High Anglican, much influenced by the Tractarians (see Oxford Movement). She contributed to the Germ (1850), where five of her poems ...
Church of England

Church of England  

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The Christian Church which is ‘by law established’ in England. The Church of England is a consequence of the Reformation, as this was mediated under the 16th-cent. Tudor sovereigns. As ...
clergy, Church of England

clergy, Church of England  

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Eamon Duffy, The Voices of Morebath (2001), provides a vivid account of how the Reformation affected a remote parish on the edge of Dartmoor, seen largely through the writings of the local priest, ...
convocations of Canterbury and York

convocations of Canterbury and York  

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A meeting of the clergy of Canterbury or York. The roots of the convocations were early provincial synods, made up primarily of bishops, and later clerical assemblies called to consent ...
deification

deification  

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‘becoming God’, the normal term for the transforming effect of grace in Greek patristic and E. Orthodox theology. 2 Pet. 1: 4 (‘that you might become partakers of the Divine nature’) provides the ...
Edward Bouverie Pusey

Edward Bouverie Pusey  

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(1800–82).Leader of the Oxford Movement. As Regius Professor of Hebrew he lent his prestige and erudition to the Tractarian cause, which even became known, to its opponents, as ‘Puseyism’. ...
Edward Copleston

Edward Copleston  

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(1776–1849),Bp. of Llandaff. A fine classical scholar, he was elected a Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, in 1795 and Provost of the college in 1814. In 1826 he became ...
Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Elizabeth Missing Sewell  

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(1815–1906), English author who was born into a religiously strict family and lived on the Isle of Wight. She attended boarding school in Bath, later helping teach her younger sisters ...
Endymion

Endymion  

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A novel by B. Disraeli, published 1880.The novel is set in the period between 1830 and the early 1850s and describes the political and social scene of that time; the antagonism between Whig and Tory; ...

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