A History of the Desire for Christian Unity Online

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A History of the Desire for Christian Unity. Ecumenism in the Churches (19th–21st Century) is a multi-volume reference work on the history of ecumenism. The ecumenical movement is understood as a twentieth-century movement of European origin with a global reach. This reference work is a reconstruction of the arc of time in which the Christian churches transitioned from a position of hostility to one of dialogue, and from separation to forms of communion. Scholars across the continents and disciplines explore a history of individuals and groups, generations and assemblies, documents and programs, theologies and practices, all firmly placed within the framework of a desire for unity.

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6. Newman and the Oxford Movement: A Prehistory of Ecumenism (1833–1870)

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Author(s): Nockles, Peter B.
In: Volume 1 Dawn of Ecumenism | Part II. Prehistory: The Challenges of Modernity previous chapter 1 Birth of the Oxford Movement John Henry Newman has been commonly acknowledged as the leader, if not the main inspiration for that religious revival within the Church of England from the early 1830s onwards known as the Oxford or Tractarian Movement. Normative beliefs are shaped by particular historical contexts and circumstances and the Oxford Movement was no exception to this rule. The Movement’s origins partly lay i…