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The Book of Common Prayer

A Biography

Συγγραφέας: Jacobs Alan
Εκδότης: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691154817
Σειρά βιβλίου: Lives of Great Religious Books 2
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 256
Διαστάσεις: 19x2x11
Γλώσσα Γραφής: English
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Book of Common Prayer"

While many of us are familiar with such famous words as, "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together here..." or "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust," we may not know that they originated with The Book of Common Prayer, which first appeared in 1549. Like the words of the King James Bible and Shakespeare, the language of this prayer book has saturated English culture and letters. Here Alan Jacobs tells its story. Jacobs shows how The Book of Common Prayer--from its beginnings as a means of social and political control in the England of Henry VIII to its worldwide presence today--became a venerable work whose cadences express the heart of religious life for many. The book's chief maker, Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, created it as the authoritative manual of Christian worship throughout England. But as Jacobs recounts, the book has had a variable and dramatic career in the complicated history of English church politics, and has been the focus of celebrations, protests, and even jail terms. As time passed, new forms of the book were made to suit the many English-speaking nations: first in Scotland, then in the new United States, and eventually wherever the British Empire extended its arm. Over time, Cranmer's book was adapted for different preferences and purposes. Jacobs vividly demonstrates how one book became many--and how it has shaped the devotional lives of men and women across the globe.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Jacobs Alan
Κατηγορία: θρησκεία
Σειρά βιβλίου: Lives of Great Religious Books 2
ISBN: 9780691154817
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 29/09/2013
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 256
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: English
Γλώσσα πρωτοτύπου: English
Συντελεστές: Other: Freelance Designer Daren Magee
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Jersey
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 312 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 19x2x11 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 6 halftones.


Chronology ix List of Figures xi A Note on Texts xiii Introduction The Archbishop in His Library 1 Chapter 1 One Book for One Country 7 Chapter 2 Revision, Banishment, Restoration 45 Chapter 3 Becoming Venerable 61 Chapter 4 The Book in the Social World 91 Chapter 5 Objects, Bodies, and Controversies 113 Chapter 6 The Pressures of the Modern 149 Chapter 7 Many Books for Many Countries 181 Appendix The Prayer Book and Its Printers 195 Acknowledgments 201 Notes 203 Index 231

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