`Ethos and the Oxford Movement: At the Heart of Tractarianism

Hardcover | February 21, 2008

byJames Pereiro

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James Pereiro provides a new key for a fuller and proper understanding of the Oxford Movement. Although references to ethos constantly surface in the writings and correspondence of the Tractarians, the study of the theory of religious knowledge which it implies has so far been neglected.Pereiro explores the pre-Tractarian historical circumstances, the intellectual roots of the Movement, the formation of the concept of ethos, and the influence it had in the ideological and historical development of the Movement. He also discusses in detail the formation of Newman's theory ofdevelopment of Christian doctrine: the intellectual clash of ideas from which Newman's theory emerged, and the vital role played by the concept of ethos. The two appendices publish some manuscript sources of great interest for the history of Tractarianism: S. F. Wood's early theory of development ofdoctrine, and the negative reactions of Newman and Manning; and a long narrative description of the Oxford Movement written by Wood at the request of Newman and Pusey.

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James Pereiro provides a new key for a fuller and proper understanding of the Oxford Movement. Although references to ethos constantly surface in the writings and correspondence of the Tractarians, the study of the theory of religious knowledge which it implies has so far been neglected.Pereiro explores the pre-Tractarian historical c...

James Pereiro is Chaplain of Grandpont House and member of the History Faculty, Oxford University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:February 21, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199230293

ISBN - 13:9780199230297

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Samuel Francis Wood, a London Tractarian2. An Ongoing Debate: The Genesis and Nature of the Oxford Movement3. The Ethos of the Oxford Movement4. Ethos and Development5. Ethos History and Religious PartiesConclusion