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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

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191842160
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10.1093/actrade/9780198803928.003.0003
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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
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9780191842160
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10.1093/actrade/9780198803928.003.0004
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‘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
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9780191842160
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10.1093/actrade/9780198803928.003.0002
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‘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
1. Reformation beginnings

1. Reformation beginnings  

Mark A. Noll

in Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777455
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10.1093/actrade/9780199560974.003.0002
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The Reformation gave birth to Protestantism, beginning with Martin Luther's protest of 1517, charging the Catholic church with failing to meet his needs. He had hoped for wisdom, comfort, ... More
1. The sources of Christian ethics

1. The sources of Christian ethics  

D. Stephen Long

in Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777523
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568864.003.0002
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9780199568864
‘The sources of Christian ethics’ considers the term ‘ethics’ in detail and develops the sources for Christian ethics. When Christianity arrived on the scene, ‘ethics’ was already well ... More
2. The history of Christian ethics

2. The history of Christian ethics  

D. Stephen Long

in Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777523
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568864.003.0003
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Christian ethics is borne from the Jewish and Christian mission to make God's name holy throughout creation. ‘The history of Christian ethics’ traces the historical development of Christian ... More
2. Establishing the church

2. Establishing the church  

Mark Chapman

in Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191776243
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10.1093/actrade/9780192806932.003.0002
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9780192806932
‘Establishing the Church’ charts the gradual emergence of the Church of England over the course of the sixteenth century. The Act of Supremacy gave Henry VIII the powers of the Pope, but ... More
3. Remembering martyrdom

3. Remembering martyrdom  

Jolyon Mitchell

in Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777882
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10.1093/actrade/9780199585236.003.0003
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Different accounts and depictions of martyrdom in literature and art have emerged from different contexts and times, reflecting the distinct needs and interests of the era. Some ... More
6. How should the agnostic live?

6. How should the agnostic live?  

Robin Le Poidevin

in Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777684
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.003.0007
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9780199575268
‘How should the agnostic live?’ compares the effects of agnosticism in science and morality. It argues that a religious life is possible for the agnostic. The argument for faith known as ... More
1. What is agnosticism?

1. What is agnosticism?  

Robin Le Poidevin

in Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777684
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.003.0002
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9780199575268
‘What is agnosticism?’ examines where agnosticism sits in the spectrum of beliefs about God. What is agnosticism's response to the question ‘Does God exist?’ Clearly, ‘we don't know’ is not ... More
5. The new Christianity

5. The new Christianity  

Scott H. Hendrix

in Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777653
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10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.003.0005
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Martin Luther searched the Bible in vain for features of the piety practiced by fellow believers, such as acquiring indulgences in order to avoid penance for sin and to reduce tenure in ... More
8. Angels and demons

8. Angels and demons  

Scott H. Hendrix

in Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777653
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10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.003.0008
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For Luther the Reformation was a watershed because it moved Western Christendom from a long period of captivity under strict papal rule to a new age of freedom. Luther was still a medieval ... More
6. Jesus Christ

6. Jesus Christ  

David F. Ford

in Theology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779855
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10.1093/actrade/9780199679973.003.0006
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9780199679973
Modernity has created a huge gulf between the premodern and ourselves, making it difficult to imagine how a 1st-century person can be deeply relevant to life today. ‘Jesus Christ’ asks: How ... More
9. Experience, knowledge, and wisdom

9. Experience, knowledge, and wisdom  

David F. Ford

in Theology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779855
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10.1093/actrade/9780199679973.003.0009
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‘Experience, knowledge, and wisdom’ asks: What sorts of understanding and knowing go on in theology? Theology as wisdom resonates deeply with major religious and philosophical traditions. ... More
4. Living before God: worship and ethics

4. Living before God: worship and ethics  

David F. Ford

in Theology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779855
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10.1093/actrade/9780199679973.003.0004
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9780199679973
‘Living before God: worship and ethics’ is an introduction to thinking theologically about what it means to be human, starting from the phenomenon of worship as the key dynamic of human ... More
5. The spiritual life—prayer, meditation, Torah

5. The spiritual life—prayer, meditation, Torah  

Norman Solomon

in Judaism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780191780035
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687350.003.0006
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What does spirituality mean in Judaism? What is prayer and does it work? Prayer is a vital concern in Judaism, and one of the major forms in which spirituality is expressed. Equal in rank, ... More
2. Liberal arts

2. Liberal arts  

Henry Chadwick

in Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776762
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.003.0002
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9780192854520
Augustine did not draw sharp lines between philosophy and theology. This could be because he was heavily influenced by Platonism. He described the motive which led people to philosophize in ... More
1. Reforming the English Reformation

1. Reforming the English Reformation  

Francis J. Bremer

in Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365630
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10.1093/actrade/9780195334555.003.0001
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9780195334555
‘Reforming the English Reformation’ explains that Puritanism did not begin as a distinct faith but as a reform movement within the Protestant Church of England in the sixteenth century. By ... 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
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9780191842160
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10.1093/actrade/9780198803928.003.0006
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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
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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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

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