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The Fantasy of Reunion: Anglicans, Catholics, and Ecumenism, 1833-1882

Mark D. Chapman


This book discusses the different understandings of ‘catholicity’ that emerged in the interactions between the Church of England and other churches – particularly the Roman Catholic Church and later the Old Catholic Churches – from the early 1830s to the early 1880s. It presents a pre-history of ecumenism, which isolates some of the most distinctive features of the ecclesiological positions of the different churches as these developed through the turmoil of the nineteenth century. It explores the historical imagination of a range of churchmen and theologians, who sought to reconstruct their ch ... More

Keywords: Ecumenism, Anglicanism, Oxford Movement, John Henry Newman, Edward Bouverie Pusey, First Vatican Council, Old Catholics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199688067
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688067.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark D. Chapman, author
Vice-Principal; Reader in Modern Theology, Ripon College, Cuddesdon; University of Oxford