In the nineteenth century, the Oxford Movement, also known as the Tractarian Movement, changed the theological makeup of Christianity throughout the world. With great theological scholars like John Henry Newman, Edward Bouverie Pusey, and John Keble leading the cause, its influence affected churches and theologians everywhere, whether they agreed with its principles or not. In The Divine Rule of Faith and Practice, William Goode the younger adamantly opposed the Tractarian Movement and the teachings of its leaders.
The Divine Rule of Faith and Practice defies the Tractarian argument that the Rule of Faith and Practice is formulated by a mix of both Scripture and Tradition, using Scripture, the writings of the Fathers of the Church, and the doctrine of the Church of England to refute the divine power of Tradition. Goode addresses the major doctrines and teachings of several significant leaders of the Tractarian Movement and draws from Scripture to build a basis for their error. This text offers an insightful examination of the theological struggles of the mid-1800s and will prove highly valuable to those wrestling with the differences between the Catholic and Protestant faiths.
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- Addresses the doctrines of each major leader of the Oxford Movement
- Defends the value and supremacy of Scripture in matters of faith
- Draws heavily from Scripture and the Early Church Fathers
Praise for William Goode
Another great object with [William Goode] was, to adapt his style and phraseology to the understandings of all. On this point, I have heard him mention with praise a rule Mr. Romaine was accustomed to follow—to fix his eye on the poorest person in the church, and endeavour to preach so as to reach his understanding; and then he could feel satisfied as to the rest.
—Baptist Magazine and Literary Review
- Title: The Divine Rule of Faith and Practice
- Author: William Goode
- Edition: Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged
- Publisher: John Henry Jackson
- Volumes: 3
- Pages: 1,511
About William Goode
William Goode the younger (1801–1868) was an English cleric, a leader of the evangelicals of the Church of England, and the Dean of Ripon from 1860–1868. He was educated at St. Paul’s School, London, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was ordained deacon and priest in 1825 and, later in life, he served as rector of St. Antholin Watling Street, Allhallows the Great, Thames Street, and St. Margaret Lothbury, respectively. He was also editor of The Christian Observer. His other works include Memoir of the Rev. W. Goode, M. A., The Modern Claims to the Possession of the Extraordinary Gifts of the Spirit, Stated and Examined, Tract XC Historically Refuted, The Doctrine of the Church of England as to the Effects of Baptism in the Case of Infants, A Vindication of the Doctrine of the Church of England on the Validity of the Orders of the Scotch and Foreign Non-Episcopal Churches, The Nature of Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist, and Fulfilled Prophesy. A Proof of the Truth of Revealed Religion, being the Warburtonian Lectures for 1854–1858. His father was William Goode the elder.