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Conclusion: the significance of ritualism

Nigel Yates

in Anglican Ritualism in Victorian Britain 1830–1910

Published in print January 2000 | ISBN: 9780198269892
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683848 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269892.003.0009
Conclusion: the significance of ritualism

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Four main issues emerge from this study of Anglican ritualism in the nineteenth century. First, how did the ritualist movement relate both to traditional Anglicanism and to the earlier phases of the Oxford Movement? Secondly, what were the factors that created support for ritualism among Anglican clergy and laity? Thirdly, what was the overall impact of the ritualist movement on both the Church of England and wider Anglicanism in the second half of the nineteenth century? Finally, what effect has the ritualist movement had on the development of Anglicanism in the twentieth century? All these questions have to some extent been answered, at least tentatively, in the preceding pages, but it is desirable that this book should conclude with a clear and rounded assessment of the ritualist movement and the place it occupies within the broad spectrum of Anglican history over the past 450 years.

Keywords: Anglicanism; ritualism; Church of England; Oxford Movement; clergy; laity

Chapter.  4208 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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