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Volume XII. The Romantic Revival.

XII. The Oxford Movement

§ 7. Newman joins the Roman Catholic Church

It was, as R. W. Church, then junior proctor, wrote in after years, “not only the final defeat and conclusion of the first stage of the movement. It was the birthday of the modern Liberalism of Oxford.” On 9 October, Newman was received into the church of Rome.

From that moment, the story ceases to be picturesque or passionate. Those in whom the original principles of the Oxford leaders had been firmly rooted, Keble and Pusey, Isaac Williams and Charles Marriott, Richard Church and James Mozley, remained to teach to the next generation the doctrines for which they had suffered. The movement took its place in the history of the English church.