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TRACTARIAN MOVEMENT

Synonymous with the Oxford Movement in the Anglican Church, of which it was a part. The movement's leaders published their original principles in a series of ninety pamphlets called "Tracts for the Times." In the last pamphlet, John Henry Newman tried to reconcile the Anglican Thirty-Nine Articles with the decrees of the Council of Trent. This was a major step in Newman's conversion to Catholicism. It also put an end to the Tractarian Movement in 1845, even though its parent, the Oxford Movement, continued.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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