The Oxford Movement Religious Responses - Essay

Religious Responses

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Kenneth M. Peck (essay date 1964)

SOURCE: "The Oxford Controversy in America: 1839," in Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Vol. XXXIII, No. 1, March, 1964, pp. 49-63.

[In the following essay, Peck discusses the significance of the Oxford Movement in the United States, which, as he argues, was largely isolated to the religious leadership, in contrast to the widespread controversy in Britain.]

Some difficulty is encountered ascertaining exactly when the Oxford Movement made its appearance in this country. The problem is confused by two factors. First, the Hobartian High Church party emphasized the sacramental life of the...

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