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Pioneers in the parish: Ritualism in the slums

Geoffrey Rowell

in The Vision Glorious

Published in print November 1991 | ISBN: 9780198263326
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682476 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263326.003.0006

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Pioneers in the parish: Ritualism in the slums

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This chapter traces the history of the Oxford Movement and the Catholic revival in England during the 1830s. The Catholic Revival began at the University of Oxford and the movement was started by pioneers in the colleges and country parishes. The story of the pioneering slum priests of the Catholic revival is in part a story of pioneering work in response to the difficulties of the Church of England in dealing with the rapid changes in the 19th century, particularly in urban areas. It was in these urban areas where the changes in the pattern of Anglican worship began and where it was pressed to the extremes.

Keywords: Oxford Movement; Catholic revival; England; University of Oxford; priests; Church of England; urban areas

Chapter.  10629 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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