Low Church

Low Church Anglicanism is the antonym of High Church. It is primarily a theological intentioned expression that the "high", that is, sacramental and Episcopal Church concept of catholicizing High Church towards a more Protestant- Calvinist view of the Church opposes. After that, the church itself is not really the object of faith, but only a consequence of the preaching of the Gospel. The real way of being the Church is not the world-historical and global, but the local and community, ie the community. More important than the faith of the Church, its liturgy and its dogmas are the faith of individual Christians and their way of life. The terms repentance and rebirth not often play anywhere, but a role. Low Church may also emphasizes open and the national churches represent.

The theological term actually corresponds pair sociological positioning of both phenomena, as the High Church at Royalty, nobility and educated middle class, the Low Church at the petty bourgeoisie, for small entrepreneurs and craftsmen is the focus of their followers. Two almost equally far is the working class, the religious rather in non- Anglican denominations place sheltering.

Has helped shape the low- Church - direction by " converted " Pastor George Thompson, Charles Simeon, John W. Fletcher and John Newton.