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ISBN: 137639037X

ISBN13: 9781376390377

The Book of Common Prayer : With Notes, Selected and Arranged by R. Mant

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This description may be from another edition of this product. This is the standard Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church together with The Psalter or Psalms of David according to use in the...

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Good Condition Book

I knew I was buying a used book, hard cover is intact, but coming away from pages. More writing on inside page than I thought would be, but all pages are there and they are not torn. Very prompt shipping.

Wonderful way to start your day

I bought the Book of Common Prayer to replace the one I received at confirmation which was unfortunately lost during a recent move. This is a particularly nice and attractive book, with a soft but durable cover and onion-skin paper. It will provide great utility, and makes for wonderful readings, though often brief, at the beginning of the day.

Prayer Book

This is the Epicopal Churches Book of Common Prayer. It is a great size, just small enough to carry in luggage, book bag, or purse, but still is readable. Good choice for those who like to have their own copy of the BCP.

An Elizabethan settlement...

The Book of Common Prayer is the core of the Anglican identity. Since 1662, the standard bearer has been the primary Book of Common Prayer used by the Church of England; however, there have been many variations and developments, both supplemental liturgies and entire, new 'Books of Common Prayer' among daughter churches throughout the world. However, the 1662 Book of Common Prayer was itself the product of over a hundred years of development in the theological and worship life of the Church of England. Never was that development as varied and controversial as during the period between Henry VIII's break from Rome, through his Protestant successor Edward (or rather, through Edward's officials), back to the Roman Catholic Mary, and then to the Elizabethan period, in which a via media was attempted of sorts. The 1559 Prayer Book was not the first; there were two predecessors -- one in 1549, and another in 1552, both done during Edward VI's brief boyhood reign. At this time, the Protestants who had been held back by Henry gained ascendancy, only to lose it again in 1553 when the young king died unexpectedly, and the people rallied to the Roman Catholic Mary, who reinstituted the Latin Missal and Breviary, used until her death in 1558, when the Protestant Elizabeth ascended the throne. The 1559 Book of Common Prayer is a revision of the 1552, only slightly, but given that the unbroken continuity of the Book of Common Prayer's usage dates from this book, it makes sense to be a significant text for study. Elizabeth was a Protestant-Humanist, very much a character of the age, and this sentiment is reflected in the text of the Book of Common Prayer. However, the English have long been a traditional lot, and the similarities of English liturgies to Roman Catholic predecessors (particularly when compared with many continental forms of Protestantism) is no mistake. Indeed, Puritans would view the book as still too 'popish'. The Book of Common Prayer was long an instrument of state (indeed, it still is, in legal theory) and as such had more than just a theological significance. And, as an instrument of the state that was not always obeyed, sometimes the book was more honoured in the breech than in the observance. Anglican scholar John Booty edited this edition based upon published by Richard Jugge and John Cawode in 1559. It is housed in the Boston Public Library (Booty gives history of the text and its provenance). Booty describes the variations in texts from the time, minor additions and subtractions, some of which were incorporated here, and others not. Booty did correct typographical errors and modernise spelling and punctuation to a minor degree (unfortunately, for the scholarly, often without note, unless the modern spelling changes pronunciation). Some of these are to conform to English standards that did not come into practice until the advent of the Authorised Version of the Bible (King James) in 1611. In addition to the text of

A Utilitarian BCP

This is a complete and unabridged version of the Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer. It differs from the pew version only in size and the color of its binding (black with gold cross).The advantages of this volume are its size and inexpensiveness.This BCP's compact size makes it easy to drop into a briefcase, desk drawer, backpack or duffle bag - making it perfect for daily devotions when away from home. Legibility is not affected by the size. If you have no problem reading the full-size version, you should have no problem with this one."Inexpensive" in this case does not mean "cheap." The imitation leather binding is well-done and handsome. The paper is the familiar thin "onion-skin Bible" paper. The pages are not gold-edged.A presentation page and pages to record baptism, confirmation and marriage represent the only "frills" in this book. Because of this plainness, you might want to pass this one by if you're looking for a presentation or gift BCP.On the other hand, if you want a BCP that you can use every day, travels well, and is easy to carry or pack, this book's for you.

Elizabethan Prayer Book 1559

This book is a valuable resource for all Anglicans, depicting the change back to BCP after the reign of Queen 'Bloody' Mary. Much is unchanged from the 1549 and 1552 editions, however there are some subtle differences, particularly in thought. This was the book which led to the more popular 1662 version, which is the basis of liturgy for the Anglican Communion.
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