The Old Catholic Movement: Its Origins and History

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Apocryphile Press, 2005 - Religion - 380 pages
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The Old Catholic movement is the best kept secret in Christendom. The fact that there is a valid (if "illicit") form of catholicism that is independent of Rome and which values local control seems scandalous to some and a cause for delight or even relief in others. The Old Catholic churches have branches-both official and unofficial-all over the world. They constitute one of the most interesting and diverse movements in Christian history, a movement worthy of greater visibility and academic attention. Here is the story of this unlikely legacy, from its beginnings in the fourteenth century through 1977-now back in print after twenty-eight years from Apocryphile Press.
 

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Reprint edition by Apocryphile Press makes this standard work available to a larger audience. Also reprinted with minor additions by Episcopal Book Club in 1977. Read full review

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This is truly a book with a place in history. It gives the rise of the Old Catholics of Europe, rather than just rehashing Vilatte, Ofiesh, and Carfora etc. Well written and arranged, it goes into the first ecumenical efforts to bring together the .Church of England and the Patriarchate of Constantinople'
Fr. David Ellis
 

Contents

CHAP FACE I THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PAPAL CLAIMS
1
THE CONCILIAR MOVEMENT
14
JESUITS AND GALLICANS
23
PORT ROYAL
33
THE BULL UNIGENITUS
52
APPENDIX A THE 101 PROPOSITIONS
80
APPENDIX B JANSENISM AND THE BRITISH ISLES
87
THE CHURCH OF UTRECHT BEFORE THE SCHISM
90
THE CONSTITUTION PASTOR
206
AETERNUS
214
THE SUBMISSION OF THE BISHOPS
215
THE GERMAN REVOLT
226
THE Sw1ss REVOLT
243
THE REUNION CONFERENCES AT BONN
257
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE OLD CATHOLIC CHURCHES
271
THE DECLARATION OF UTRECHT
278

THE BREACH WITH ROME
105
THE FIRST YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE
124
FEBRONIUS
141
AFTER THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
152
WESSENBERG
157
THE CHURCH OF UTRECHT AND THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS
161
THE DOGMA OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
169
THE SYLLABUS OF ERRORS
182
THE VATICAN COUNCIL
190
THE OLD CATHOLIC MOVEMENT IN LATIN COUNTRIES
283
FURTHER SPREAD OF THE MOVEMENT
289
FALSE STARTS
297
THE OLD CATHOLIC CHURCHES AFTER THE FIRST
312
THE OLD CATHOLIC LITURGIES
320
THE OLD CATHOLICS AND OTHER CHRISTIANS
327
THE AGREEMENT OF BONN
340
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