Ch. 1, Pg. 7: by nineteenth century and Church of Ireland standards, rather “high”

High church. Simplistically speaking, “high church” is an Anglican term that refers to those who adhere to practices coming from the Roman Catholic Mass. Here, Lewis says that the opposite of “high church” Puritanism, which tends to eschew anything associated with Catholicism. The difference between “high church” and Puritanism is a complicated subject that is arguably responsible for hundreds of years of bloody history in the U.K. See Wikipedia: High church.

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