Anglo-Catholicism, Pickering writes in his introduction, has been particularly marked by ambiguities for the reason that "as it emerged in the second half of the nineteenth century, [it] attempted to impose a Catholic ethos of worship and religious life on a church which for three hundred years had been perhaps the chief bastion against Roman Catholicism" (10-11). The reason is that, as the established church, the self-understanding of the English Church has been that of embracing a wide range of religious views under a single ecclesiastical "umbrella" which in itself involves the toleration of many ambiguities as the price for an inclusive national church.
Anglo-Catholicism: A Study in Religious Ambiguity Louis Weil Anglican and Episcopal History; Jun 2009; 78, 2; Docstoc pg. 242 Reproduced w
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