'The "glorious clamour," as Maria Giberne called it, that broke over Tract 90 forced Keble to recognize that the rift in the Anglican Church between those who read the articles in a Protestant and those who read them in a Catholic light could not widen indefinitely. Sooner or later, Anglicans would have to decide whether they wished to subscribe to a Protestant or to a 'catholic' church, and if they chose the latter, they would have to decide whether the English Church truly met the criterion for catholicity. This was the crisis of Tractarianism.' (p. 39)Today we could say,
'The current controversies in the Communion are forcing people (or should be forcing those who think all is well) to recognize that the rift in the Anglican Communion between those who understand Anglicanism in a conservative and those who understand it in a progressive light cannot widen indefinitely. Sooner or later, Anglicans will have to decide whether they wish to subscribe to a Covenanted Communion or not, and if they choose the latter, they will have to decide whether an unCovenanted Communion truly meets the criterion for catholicity. This is the Communion's crisis.'