The Oxford Handbook of the Oxford Movement

ISBN : 9780199580187

James Pereiro; Stewart J. Brown; Peter B. Nockles
672 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Jun 2017
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The Oxford Handbook of the Oxford Movement reflects the rich and diverse nature of scholarship on the Oxford Movement and provides pointers to further study and new lines of enquiry. Part I considers the origins and historical context of the Oxford Movement. These chapters include studies of the legacy of the seventeenth-century 'Caroline Divines' and of the nature and influence of the eighteenth and early nineteenth-century High Church movement within the Church of England. Part II focuses on the beginnings and early years of the Oxford Movement, paying particular attention to the people, the distinctive Oxford context, and the ecclesiastical controversies that inspired the birth of the Movement and its early intellectual and religious expressions. In Part III the theme shifts from early history of the Oxford Movement to its distinctive theological developments. This section analyses Tractarian views of religious knowledge and the notion of 'ethos'; the distinctive Tractarian views of tradition and development; and Tractarian ecclesiology, including ideas of the via media and the 'branch theory' of the Church. The years of crisis for the Oxford Movement between 1841 and 1845, including John Henry Newman's departure from the Church of England, are covered in Part IV. Part V then proceeds to a consideration of the broader cultural expressions and influences of the Oxford Movement. Part VI focuses on the world outside England and examines the profound impact of the Oxford Movement on Churches beyond the English heartland, as well as on the formation of a world-wide Anglicanism. In Part VII, the contributors show how the Oxford Movement remained a vital force in the twentieth century, finding expression in the Anglo-Catholic Congresses and in the Prayer Book Controversy of the 1920s within the Church of England. The Handbook draws to a close, in Part VIII, with a set of more generalised reflections on the impact of the Oxford Movement, including chapters on the judgement of the converts to Roman Catholicism over the Movement's loss of its original character, on the spiritual life and efforts of those who remained within the Anglican Church to keep Tractarian ideas alive, on the engagement of the Movement with Liberal Protestantism and Liberal Catholicism, and on the often contentious historiography of the Oxford Movement which continued to be a source of church party division as late as the centennial commemorations of the Movement in 1933. An 'Afterword' chapter assesses the continuing influence of the Oxford Movement in the world Anglican Communion today, with special references to some of the conflicts and controversies that have shaken Anglicanism since the 1960s.


List of contributors

Part I: Origins and Contexts
1 Andrew Starkie: The Legacy of the Caroline Divines, Restoration, the Emergence of the High Church Tradition
2 Richard Sharp: The Communion of the Primitive Church a High Churchmen in England c. 1710-60
3 Grayson Carter: The Evangelical Background
4 Nigel Aston: High Church Presence and Persistence in the Reign of George III (1760-1811)
5 Stephen Prickett: Tractarianism and the Lake Poets
6 Peter B. Nockles: Pre-Tractarian Oxford: Oriel and the Noetics

Part II: The Movement s Spring and Summer
7 Sheridan Gilley: Keble, Froude, Newman, and Pusey
8 James Pereiro: A Cloud of Witnesses: Tractarians and Tractarian Ventures
9 Peter B. Nockles: Conflicts in Oxford: Subscription and Admission of Dissenters, Hampden Controversy, University Reform
10 Austin Cooper: The Tracts for the Times
11 Kenneth L. Parker: Tractarian Visions of History
12 Andrew Atherstone: Protestant Reactions: Oxford, 1838-1846

Part III: The Theology of the Oxford Movement
13 James Pereiro: The Oxford Movement s Theory of Religious Knowledge
14 James Pereiro: Tradition and Development
15 Geoffrey Rowell: The Ecclesiology of the Oxford Movement
16 Timothy Larsen: Scripture and Biblical Interpretation
17 Peter C. Erb: Justification and Sanctification in the Oxford Movement
18 George Westhaver: Mysticism and Sacramentalism in the Oxford Movement
19 John Boneham: Tractarian Theology in Verse and Sermon

Part IV: The Crisis 1841-1845
20 Simon Skinner: The British Critic: Newman and Mozley, Oakley and Ward
21 Michael J. G. Pahls and Kenneth L. Parker: Tract 90: Newman's Last Stand or a Bold New Venture?
22 Sheridan Gilley: Newman's Anglican Death Bed: Littlemore and Conversions to Rome

Part V: Cultural Expressions, Transmissions and Influences
23 Simon Skinner: Social and Political Commentary
24 George Herring: The Parishes
25 Peter Doll: The Architectural Impact of the Oxford Movement
26 Barry A. Orford: Music and Hymnody
27 Carol Engelhardt Herringer: The Revival of the Religious Life: The Sisterhoods
28 George Herring: Devotional and Liturgical Renewal: Ritualism and Protestant Reaction
29 Kirstie Blair: The influence of the Oxford Movement on Poetry and Fiction
30 Elizabeth Ludlow: Christina Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelites

Part VI: Beyond England
31 Stewart J. Brown: Ireland, Wales, and Scotland
32 Albrecht Geck: The Oxford Movement in Europe
33 Daniel Handschy: Eucharistic Ecclesiology: The Oxford Movement and the American Episcopal Church
34 Rowan Strong: The Oxford Movement and Missions
35 Mark D. Chapman: Oxford Movement and Ecumenism

Part VII: Into the Twentieth Century
36 William Davage: The Congress Movement: The High Watermark of Anglo-Catholicism
37 John Maiden: The Prayer Book Controversy
38 Barry Spurr: The Twentieth-Century Literary Tradition

Part VIII: Reflections, Receptions and Retrospectives
39 Did the Oxford Movement Die in 1851a
40 Kenneth E. Macnab: Reconsidering the Movement: Pusey, Keble and Marriott. Tractarian Responses to their Separated Brethren
41 Jeremy Morris: Liberalism Protestant and Catholic
42 Peter B. Nockles: Histories and Anti-Histories

Afterword Colin Podmore: The Oxford Movement Today: The Things that Remain

About the author: 

Stewart J. Brown is Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Edinburgh. He has lectured widely in Europe, China, Australia, India, and the USA, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He served as co-editor of the Scottish Historical Review from 1993 to 1999. His publications include The Oxford Movement: Europe and the Wider World 1830-1930 (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and The National Churches of England, Ireland, and Scotland 1801-46 (Oxford University Press, 2001).; Peter B. Nockles was formerly a Librarian and Curator, Rare Books & Maps, Special Collections, the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, and a one-time Visiting Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford. He is an Honorary Research Fellow, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester. He is the author of The Oxford Movement in Context (1994) and co-edited with Stewart J. Brown, The Oxford Movement: Europe and the Wider World 1830-1930 (2012). He was a contributor to a History of Canterbury Cathedral (1995), to volume 6 of the History of the University of Oxford (1997), to Oriel College: A History (2013), and to Receptions of Newman (ed. Frederick D. Aquino and Benjamin J. King, 2015).; James Pereiro is a Research Fellow in the University of Navarra. He is a member of Oxford University History Faculty and has published extensively on nineteenth-century ecclesiastical history. He is the author of Ethos' and the Oxford Movement: At the Heart of Tractarianism (Oxford University Press, 2007) and Theories of Development in the Oxford Movement (Gracewing Publishing, 2015).

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