Library of Anglo-Catholic Theology

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The Library of Anglo-Catholic Theology (published by John Henry Parker) was a series of 19th-century editions of theological works by writers in the Church of England, devoted as the title suggests to significant Anglo-Catholic figures. It brought back into print a number of works from the 17th century, concentrating though not exclusively on the Caroline Divines.[1] The publication of the Library, from 1841, was connected with the Oxford Movement which had begun in 1833; some of the editors, such as William John Copeland[2] and Charles Crawley were clearly identified with the Movement. However the interests of the Library diverged early from those of the Tractarians.[3] A total of 95 volumes by 20 writers was published over a dozen years; the plan, originally, had been to include 53 authors.[4]



The committee members for the Library project were the following (serving 1840 to 1845 unless otherwise marked):[9]


  1. ^ Arthur Middleton, Fathers and Anglicans (2004), p. 281.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Peter Benedict Nockles, The Oxford Movement in Context (1997), p. 128.
  4. ^ Newman and the English Theologians, Philip C. Rule
  5. ^ Cowie, Leonard W. "Beveridge, William". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/2321.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  6. ^ "Outlines of the History of the Theological Literature of the Church of England (1897)". Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  7. ^  "Eden, Charles Parry". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
  8. ^  "Churton, Edward". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
  9. ^ Charles Stephen Dessain, Ian Turnbull Ker, Gerard Tracey, Thomas Gornall, The Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman Vol. 8 (1999), Appendix 2 p. 521.

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