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2. The making of the Book of Common Prayer

2. The making of the Book of Common Prayer  

Brian Cummings

in The Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842160
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803928.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198803928
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury (1489–1556), authorized the passage of the Book of Common Prayer through Parliament and into law, and was also the prime ‘author’ in its ... More
3. Word, body, and gesture

3. Word, body, and gesture  

Brian Cummings

in The Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842160
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803928.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198803928
‘Word, body, and gesture’ examines the Book of Common Prayer in detail, describing the nature and theology of the English services and prayers, and also their witness to gesture, faith, and ... More
1. Ritual and the Reformation

1. Ritual and the Reformation  

Brian Cummings

in The Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842160
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803928.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198803928
‘Ritual and the Reformation’ describes how liturgy—with mass at its centre—lay at the heart of medieval religion. Mass was a social rite and a public occasion. The Office of the Dead is ... More
4. Politics and religion

4. Politics and religion  

Brian Cummings

in The Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842160
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803928.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198803928
Until recently it was commonplace to assume that a prayer book in the English vernacular was an act of popularization and even democratization. Cranmer, in his preface, explicitly appeals ... More
6. Modernity and the Book of Common Prayer

6. Modernity and the Book of Common Prayer  

Brian Cummings

in The Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842160
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803928.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198803928
‘Modernity and the Book of Common Prayer’ describes the revisions and changes to the Book of Common Prayer from the 17th century onwards. It outlines the plans to revise the book by the ... More
5. Empire and prayer book

5. Empire and prayer book  

Brian Cummings

in The Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842160
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803928.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198803928
The words ‘to propagate the worship of God in the English tongue’ became the motto of the British Empire in the 19th century. Their first appearance, however, came in a proclamation ... More
The Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction

The Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction  

Brian Cummings

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842160
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803928.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198803928
The Book of Common Prayer is one of the most influential books in history. For nearly six centuries, it has formed the order of worship for established Christianity in England, and is now ... More
IntroductionUnderstanding the Book of Common Prayer

Introduction: Understanding the Book of Common Prayer  

Brian Cummings

in The Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842160
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803928.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198803928
Understanding the Book of Common Prayer requires many approaches: historical, linguistic, theological, ethical, political, literary. Apart from two brief interludes, it was England’s ... More
6. Puritans and the larger society

6. Puritans and the larger society  

Francis J. Bremer

in Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365630
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195334555.003.0006
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chapter
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9780195334555
‘Puritans and the larger society’ explains how aligning themselves, their families, and their friends with God's will was preliminary to the puritans' goal of reshaping the world around ... More

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