Meaning of Anglo-Catholicism in English:


Pronunciation /aŋɡləʊkəˈθɒlɪsɪz(ə)m/


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.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘That philosophy is the background to much of the second half of the book, as Murdoch abandoned communism for existentialism, later Anglo-Catholicism, then Buddhism.’
    • ‘For many years Nigel Yates has been publishing occasional articles on aspects of the local growth of Anglo-Catholicism in Britain in the nineteenth century.’
    • ‘It is not surprising that, correspondingly, it has often been Anglo-Catholicism that has been skeptical of the actions and stance of the establishment.’
    • ‘This being so, might it have been worth a chapter tracing his legacy in the grassroots activism of twentieth-century Anglo-Catholicism?’
    • ‘This aestheticized Anglo-Catholicism found its most sophisticated American articulation in the work of Henry Adams.’
    • ‘Though indebted to the Marxist cultural theory of Antonio Gramsci and Raymond Williams, Lears' sympathetic account of Anglo-Catholicism also marked respect for the critical power of religion.’
    • ‘Fanatical in her devotion to high Anglo-Catholicism, she became chairman of the Society of Mary, which was what led her on that fateful Coatbridge pilgrimage.’
    • ‘Disraeli reconciles his paradoxical enthusiasm for the Tractarians and Anglo-Catholicism with his pro-Jewish utterances by locating their common ground.’
    • ‘Wolfe usefully locates this new edition in relation to existing editions, which have tended to emphasise either Cary's Anglo-Catholicism, or the biography as a literary-critical tool.’
    • ‘He later became vicar of London's fashionable All Saints' Church, Margaret Street, the so-called ‘cathedral’ of Anglo-Catholicism.’
    • ‘When Auden switched from Marxism to Anglo-Catholicism, he altered, pruned and discarded poems because he thought they were ‘trash’.’
    • ‘In 1946 she was in England again, reading, experimenting with Anglo-Catholicism, trying to recover from the devastation of yet another wave of love affairs.’
    • ‘During the war he had a major conversion to very high Anglo-Catholicism and he wrote home, saying, ‘I'm going to be a priest.’’
    • ‘It is a mark of James's integrity that she permits such sharp critique of her own spiky kind of Anglo-Catholicism.’