"Tractarian as to phraseology and Pantheistic as to essence"

Tractarianism grew out of the Oxford Movement and essentially means a form of Christian worship that relies heavily on symbols, rituals and ornate decorations. It is often described as "High" and is the opposite of the plain, simple, scripture-based "Low" worship favoured by Mr Clare.

Pantheism is the belief that God is the natural world, rather than a creator figure.