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  • proper noun theology, religion, Christianity Anglicanism; the movement to latitudinarian churchmanship in the Church of England; collectively, those people engaged in the movement.


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  • Anglican theology is now represented by such men as Powell and Williams and Maurice and Jowett and Stanley; "that the Broad Church is the only one which fully embodies true progress and conservatism; that

    History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology

  • In Christianity it is that grace-filled universalist impulse that stretches back from the Broad Church movement of the 19th century, through Milton, Locke and the Cambridge Platonists to early apologists like Justin Martyr and Origen.

    Liberals must stand together

  • He is blissfully unaware that Adam Sedgwick was an Evangelical as conservative as Francis Close and Buckland and Conybeare were definitely not Broad Church.

    Triple Review - The Panda's Thumb

  • I have my own personal favourites, but most of them belong to the 'so bad it's good' category like Charles Maurice Davies's deeply bizarre novel Broad Church.


  • It would not need to be confessional Christian, it could be like Emergent a Broad Church.

    Philocrites: Flirting with Emergent.

  • I leave that to the Broad Church who want to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.

    Red Pottage

  • From the perspective of institutional history, Bellows and the Broad Church group prevailed with the establishment of a broadly-inclusive denominational structure that acknowledged Unitarianism's Christian origin without requiring doctrinal agreement.

    Philocrites: 'Words are not the only language': Henry Whitney Bellows's view of scripture.

  • Although the Broad Church group successfully provided the institutional and intellectual bridge which linked the Unitarianism of Channing to the philosophical and non-institutional Unitarianism of the transcendentalist radicals, most contemporary Unitarian Universalists have heard nothing about Bellows.

    Philocrites: 'Words are not the only language': Henry Whitney Bellows's view of scripture.

  • His ethical concerns led to his being seen as the "Father" of the Broad Church movement in ANGLICANISM which rejected both EVANGELICAL PIETY and the move towards ROMAN CATHOLICISM.

    Concise Dictionary of Religion

  • And the first fine careless rapture of the Tracts for the Times, their aspiration that the Church of England could be protected against all its encircling enemies: Romish beguilements, Low Church aridity, Broad Church liberalism (i.e. impiety).

    A Saint at Oxford


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