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The Book of Common Prayer: The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662 #2020

The Book of Common Prayer The Texts of and In the midst of life we are in death The words of the Book of Common Prayer have permeated deep into the English language all over the world For nearly years and for countless people it has prov

  • Title: The Book of Common Prayer: The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662
  • Author: Brian Cummings
  • ISBN: 9780199645206
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Book of Common Prayer: The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662 By Brian Cummings, In the midst of life we are in death The words of the Book of Common Prayer have permeated deep into the English language all over the world For nearly 500 years, and for countless people, it has provided a background fanfare for a marriage or a funeral march at a burial Yet this familiarity also hides a violent and controversial history When it was first produced t In the midst of life we are in death The words of the Book of Common Prayer have permeated deep into the English language all over the world For nearly 500 years, and for countless people, it has provided a background fanfare for a marriage or a funeral march at a burial Yet this familiarity also hides a violent and controversial history When it was first produced the Book of Common Prayer provoked riots and rebellion, and it was banned before being translated into a host of global languages and adopted as the basis for worship in the USA and elsewhere to the present day.This edition presents the work in three different states the first edition of 1549, which brought the Reformation into people s homes the Elizabethan prayer book of 1559, familiar to Shakespeare and Milton and the edition of 1662, which embodies the religious temper of the nation down to modern times.About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

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    1 thought on “The Book of Common Prayer: The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662

    1. This is a sensible edition of the texts of The Book of Common Prayer that were edited in 1549, 1559, and 1662 It s far better as a reference work than a commentary More on that later.The Good The quality of this volume is what you would expect from Oxford, but at a reasonable price attractively bound and printed The texts themselves are accurate and the editorial choices made by Cummings are considered Cummings wisely refuses to fall into the trap of reproducing original spellings of the texts [...]

    2. Must have collection for the Anglican s library The articles and explanations at the beginning of the volume are extremely well done, and this collection makes a great resource for early Anglican liturgy and heritage.

    3. One major flawThis book s contents meet the promise of the title but sadly, as an ebook, it is a waste of money There are no links between the texts and the explanatory notes, so 2 devices or a hard copy are required to make fully informed reading a possibility I m surprised there s also no effort to present original pages, apart from title pages, as this would have made an ebook worthwhile In my view, very poor that the ebook is only a copy of the text No refund available or a discount off the [...]

    4. for me it could be one star for others It all depends on how fascinating a person finds the development and changes in liturgy after the English Reformation, how each BCP tries to solve the political and religious tensions of the time, and how the early books came to effect the various BCPs of the worldwide Anglican Communion I find this all immensely interesting others might not.

    5. If you re an Anglican buy this volume The introduction and notes alone are worth the price Absolutely essential.

    6. Fascinating So much history behind the words The introduction and notes really help explain what was going on.

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