The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South

The Oxford Movement, the Liturgy and the Crisis of Faith

The Oxford Movement, the Liturgy and the Crisis of Faith [3]
The Rev. Dr. Benjamin King

This course will chart the history of the Oxford Movement and its impact on the liturgy and the religious and social beliefs of the Church of England primarily, but also on the wider Anglican Communion. The Oxford Movement did not arise in a vacuum, so the course will begin by exploring the High Church and Evangelical background of late-18th century Britain. Nor did the Movement exist in a vacuum, so we will see its interaction with other Anglicans, as well as the so-called “crisis of faith” later in the 19th century. Finally, we will examine the successors of the Oxford Movement into the 20th century: slum priests, the Liberal Catholics, the liturgical renewal and the parish communion movement.

Suggested reading before the course begins:

Owen Chadwick, Newman: A Short Introduction (Oxford, 2010)

Peter B. Nockles, The Oxford Movement in Context: Anglican High Churchmanship, 1760-1857(Cambridge, 1996)