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The Baptism of the Lord

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The Baptism of the Lord

For the feast of the baptism of the Lord, from one of Pusey's classic tracts. This is the first of a short series of extracts from Pusey's sermons, dealing with faith and love.

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'Long-forgotten ideals'

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'Long-forgotten ideals'

Charles Linley Wood, 2nd Viscount Halifax (1839-1934), father of Neville Chamberlain's Foreign Secretary, was a noted Anglo-Catholic ecumenist who was President of the English Church Union 1868-1919, and again from 1927-1934. This is from his 1902 Presidential Address.

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Primitive Unity

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Primitive Unity

Although the future archbishop of Canterbury, Michael Ramsey was only one of the authors of this report in 1947, his handiwork is clear througout.

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Mattin Prayer: confession

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Mattin Prayer: confession

Tract 88, which is Newman's translation of Bishop Launcelot Andrew's private prayers and devotions was a great comfort to Newman, and we can see in his own prayers its influence.

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Debt to the ancient Fathers

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Debt to the ancient Fathers

Speaking at the University of Athens on 7 May 1962, Archbishop Ramsey spoke of the debts which the Anglican Church owed to the Greek Fathers. Our two posts following this will consist of extracts from Andrewes, translated by Newman.

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Tradition and Scripture

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Tradition and Scripture

Tradition is the life of the Church. Keble, like Pusey and Newman, believed that the Bible could only be approached with the proper spirit of reverence when it as approached not through our fallen intellect alone, but with the eyes of the ancient and undivided Church for which the texts were written and by which they were canonised.

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What is Puseyism?

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What is Puseyism?

This week we shall be looking at the Catholic heritage underlying Newman's career as an Anglican. Writing in 1840. Pusey gave a useful definition of the essentials of what we call Tractarianism.

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