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Religious Thought in the Oxford Movement

By Clement Charles Julian Webb, M.A., F.B.A.

London: SPCK, 1928.
New York: Macmillan, 1928.

Section I. Introductory.

Section II. The "Via Media" of Anglicanism

Section III. The Moralism of the Oxford Movement

Section IV. Tractarian Doctrine of Justification

Section V. Baptismal Regeneration

Section VI. Tractarian Moralism and Its Consequences


THE following chapters contain the substance of a course of lectures delivered by me in 1925 as Oriel Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion. I have thought that it might be of interest, now that the centenary of the Oxford Movement is near at hand--indeed, if the publication of Keble's Christian Year rather than the delivery of his Assize Sermon, which Newman reckoned as the birthday of the Movement, be taken as the date, has already passed--to review the philosophical principles which seem to have underlain the religious teaching of the Tractarian divines. That teaching has had an effect upon the theology and religion of their country and of the Christian world sufficiently important to justify such a survey as I have endeavoured to make in these pages; a survey which, however, does not pretend to do more than indicate certain leading features of a body of thought which deserves, and will no doubt some day receive, a far more thorough and extensive treatment.

OXFORD, 1927.

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