Historical Notes on the Tractarian Movement (A.D. 1833-1845)

Historical Notes on the Tractarian Movement (A.D. 1833-1845)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...of the restored abbeys. The married clergy would be a greater difficulty. But bishops and regulars might be expected to separate from their wives, and those wives to pass naturally into the religious state. The secular clergy need not be molested for the present. In the normal state of things they, too, must be celibate, but 'vested interests' might be respected for the moment, and the existing generation of wives suffered to die out. It is almost unnecessary to say that Mr. Newman himself never entered into these views otherwise than by laughing at them. But, in his ' Letter to Dr. Jelf, ' he distinctly refers to them, and in 'Loss and Gain' has exposed them in that vein of brilliant and kindly wit which is peculiar to himself. They served to amuse many excellent persons for a considerable space of time, and had this undoubted advantage, that they dispelled, once for all, the prospect of a union which could only at last have verified the poet's image: --Mortua quinetiam jungebant corpora vivis. The mists of theory melted away, and left in its stern reality the only alternative of duty--individual submission. In my next Paper I must shift the scene to London for the purpose of introducing an episode or byplot. But I intend returning to Oxford and its neighbourhood before I conclude, in order that we may wind up our story at the point from which we started. PART III. ACCESSORIES AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS OF THE MOVEMENT. The sources upon which I have drawn for the materials of the two preceding Papers have included only in a very limited degree the results of my own experience, and this remark applies far more to the last than to the former of them. I left Oxford in 1839, nearly two years before the publication of Tract 90, and only made...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236928717
  • 9781236928719