One only Way to life: One faith, deliver’d once for all; One holy Band, endow ‘d with Heaven’s high call; One earnest, endless strife: This is the Church, the Eternal framed of old. These lines from a poem by John Keble give us some help to answer the question as to what the Oxford movement was about. This Movement was, fundamentally, religious in nature, and one of its aims was to rehabilitate the dignity of the Church and to deliver it from the grasp of secular authority. It is also called Tractarian movement. The early part of the 19th c. was a period of great social change in Europe and the role the church was being wreaked and threatened. But that was only one of the manifold issues which the Movement dealt with. Some other issues may also be mentioned here. One of them was the growing strength of Liberalism in religion and politics. The protagonists of this movement came forward to combat tooth and nail all such Liberalism as appeared in the Church as Latitudinarianism.