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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.