Lives of Great Religious Books: The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography

Editor/Author Jacobs, Alan
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Princeton University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-69-115481-7
Category: Religion & Theology - Christianity
Image Count: 7
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

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.

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Table of Contents

  • Chronology
  • List of Figures
  • A Note on Texts
  • Introduction: The Archbishop in His Library
  • Chapter 1: One Book for One Country
  • Chapter 2: Revision, Banishment, Restoration
  • Chapter 3: Becoming Venerable
  • Chapter 4: The Book in the Social World
  • Chapter 5: Objects, Bodies, and Controversies
  • Chapter 6: The Pressures of the Modern
  • Chapter 7: Many Books for Many Countries
  • Appendix: The Prayer Book and Its Printers
  • Acknowledgments