John Mason Neale: Symbolism and Sisterhoods

Geoffrey Rowell

in The Vision Glorious

Published in print November 1991 | ISBN: 9780198263326
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682476 | DOI:

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John Mason Neale: Symbolism and Sisterhoods

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This chapter examines the contribution of priest John Mason Neale to the Oxford Movement and to the Catholic revival in Anglicanism in England during the 1830s. Neale's contribution to the Catholic revival was fourfold: laying down the principles of church architecture and church furnishing, his liturgical interests and ability to translate ancient and medieval hymnody, his knowledge of Eastern Christianity, and his founding of the Society of Saint Margaret.

Keywords: John Mason Neale; Oxford movement; Catholic revival; Anglicanism; England; hymn translation; church architecture; Eastern Christianity; Society of Saint Margaret

Chapter.  7616 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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