Monday, March 8, 2010

Thought

In many ways, "affirming" Catholic Anglicans are the heirs of the Tractarians: continuing to believe the Church of England both Catholic in heritage and purged of error, opposing Erastianism, and conforming to the authorized liturgy of the province.

5 comments:

dpb said...

I'm curious about your reference (paraphrasing here) to Tractarians conforming to the authorized liturgy. I have always thought of Tractarians as not being big fans of the authorized liturgies (although often at pains to conform to the letter??). My knowledge in this area is superficial at best, and I'm just curious about the distinction you're drawing here.

Isaac Thorpe said...

The original Tractarians were rather big fans of the Prayerbook, at least through a Tract 90 point of view. It wasnt till those pesky Ritualists that the BCP began to be replaced with other texts.

I really can't see how E.B Pusey and John Keble have anything in common with Affirming Catholicism...nevermind what Bishop Charles Gore would think.

Geoff said...

My use of the lowercase is deliberate: the "AffCaff" brand as such doesn't necessarily represent all pro-OOW and -SSB Anglo-Catholics.

JCF said...

Off-topic: just wanted to extend greetings, Geoff, on one of "your two days" of the Church Year! Laetare!

Walter said...

Yes ! And likewise...best wishes on one of your '2 days' !!
Walter