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High Church Movement
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[German Version]

I. Great Britain – II. Germany

I. Great Britain

The theological definition of the Anglican concept of the church (Anglican Church) faces the difficulty that several divergent ecclesiological traditions have coexisted in the Church of England from the outset. “High Church” traditionally denotes the faction that emphasizes the unbroken catholicity of the post-Reformation Church of England and assumes a “high” standpoint especially on questions of the authority of the church, t…

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Mosig, Jörg and Riplinger, Thomas, “High Church Movement”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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