Definition of Tractarianism in English:

Tractarianism

Pronunciation /ˌtrakˈterēənizəm/ /ˌtrækˈtɛriənɪzəm/

noun

another name for Oxford Movement
‘Other sources of identity could be found in the common experience of change in the aesthetics of worship and church architecture (ironically originating in Tractarianism).’
  • ‘It deals with some of the social and religious problems of the day (the miserable conditions of the rustic labourer, the Game Laws, and Tractarianism).’
  • ‘The original edition of the work was published before the start of the Oxford Movement; thus, it is anachronistic in a sense to read these portions as apologetic for Tractarianism.’
  • ‘This was in part due to the influence of Tractarianism and the support which its leading figures, especially Edward Bouverie Pusey, gave to the revival of conventual life.’
  • ‘He assured her that he did not believe that she was a papist, but rather lived life according to the principles of Tractarianism.’

Origin

Mid 19th century from Tracts for the Times, the title of a series of pamphlets started by J. H. Newman and published in Oxford 1833–41, which set out the doctrines on which the movement was based.