Definition of the Oxford Movement from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Oxford Movement

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a group of people based in Oxford in the 1830s and 1840s who believed that many of the Roman Catholic ideas and ceremonies should be introduced into the Church of England. The group included Cardinal Newman, who became a Catholic, Edward Pusey and John Keble, and had an important influence on the development of the Church of England, which became more High Church in the 19th century.