Definition of Tractarian in US English:


noun & adjective

  • See Tractarianism

    • ‘Studies over the past ten years of the older High Churchmen, the Tractarians, and the Evangelicals have shown the complexity of the crosscurrents within Anglicanism.’
    • ‘Maria resisted convention by joining an Anglican sisterhood, and Christina, who never married, became the finest poet of the Tractarian movement.’
    • ‘Beauty and reverence, we are told, were virtually banished from Anglicanism until the Tractarians arrived on the scene.’
    • ‘The final chapter - on the missionary outreach of Anglicans, which was strongly influenced by the Tractarians - includes information with which I was not familiar.’
    • ‘Newman becomes an outstanding figure of his century, first as an Anglican and leader of the Oxford Movement or Tractarians, and then, famously, as a Catholic.’