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The Australian Bishops and the Oxford Movement

Cooper, Austin (2012) The Australian Bishops and the Oxford Movement. In: The Oxford Movement. Europe and the Wider World 1830-1930. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 99-113. ISBN 9781107016446

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The Australian Bishops and the Oxford Movement
This chapter will argue that the Australian bishops, while subject to similar socio-political trends as their American confreres,maintained the traditional Church of England understanding and indeed strengthened it. While allowing a clear role for lay participation, the Australian bishop is not merely a church officer empowered to ordain, confirm and oversee a particular church; the bishop has a unique authority to witness to the faith of the whole Church. Moreover, in this development of the Australian Bishopric, the Church in the colonies was strengthened and encouraged by the Tractarians. For the purpose of this chapter, the'Australian bishops' are the six who met in Conference in Sydney from I October to I November 1850. William Grant Broughton, Bishop of Sydney. The senior of the group, was consecrated in 1836; Francis Russell Nixon of Tasmania and George Augustus Selwyn of New Zealand were both consecrated in 1841, and the remaining three, Augustus Short of Adelaide, Charles Perry of Melbourne and William Tyrell of Newcastle, were consecrated in 1847.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Oxford Movement, Tractarians, Anglican Church in early Australia,William Grant Broughton,Francis Russell Nixon, George Augustus Selwyn, Augustus Short,Charles Perry, William Tyrell
Fields of Research: 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Prof Austin Cooper omi AM
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2013 23:39
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2018 02:20
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1255

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