The Edinburgh Review, Volume 180
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 438 pages
Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1894. Excerpt: ... Art. I.--1. The Life of E. B. Pusey, D.D. By H. P. Liddon, D.D. Vols. I. and II. 8vo. London: 1893. 2. The Life and Correspondence of Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, D.D., Dean of Westminster. By Rowland E. Prothero. 2 vols. 8vo. London: 1894. ri DEGREESHE University of Oxford gave birth in the earlier years -*' of the present century to two rival schools of thought which could not fail to produce a deep, if not a lasting, effect, on the Church of England and the secular opinions of the age. These schools of thought were radically opposed in their principles and their tendencies, and the conflict between them, which may be said to have lasted for about thirty years, though it has now lost mucli of its interest, will be remembered as one of the most important controversies of the century. It shook off the torpor of the Church and the University, and undoubtedly served the cause of progress by directing a keener attention to the fundamental principles of ecclesiastical policy. The names of the leaders on each side of the battle at once suggest and define the character of the two parties. On the one hand, speaking of them without their titles and offices, were Newman, Manning, Pusey, Keble, and Hurrell Fronde, to be followed in another generation by Liddon and Church; on the other, the tradition of liberal opinions in Oxford may be traced back to Whately, Hampden, Arnold, Tait, and Arthur Stanley, down to the Master of Balliol, whose recent loss we deplore. All these divines, to say nothing of their lay coadjutors, were men of great piety and learning, and of unimpeachable sincerity in their vocation. But how great is the contrast! VOL. CLXXX. NO. CCCLXIX. B On the one hand the movement was retrograde, on the other in the direction of light and progress. The Tractarian party was bent on reviving a sy..
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