Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Dale Pattison

Second Advisor

Dr. Robert J. Hahn

Third Advisor

Dr. H. Nicholas Hamner

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The purpose of this study was to investigate the various reactions to the Oxford Movement among the Evangelicals of England; and to determine whether those Evangelicals who did not react by becoming Low Churchmen attempted to define a new and unique position for the Anglican Church. A certain group of Evangelicals, some of whom referred to themselves as Evangelical High Churchmen, did not simply reject the High and Low Church extremes, but attempted to define a moderate position which embraced aspects of both Low Church Evangelicalism and Tractarianism. This group helped prepare the way for the Anglican Church to emerge, in the 1850s, as a broad and moderate body.