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The Oxford guide to the Book of common prayer : a worldwide survey

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The Book of Common Prayer runs like a golden thread through the history of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer is the first comprehensive guide to the history and usage of the original Book of Common Prayer and its numerousdescendants throughout the world. It shows how a seminal text for Christian worship and devotion has inspired a varied family of religious resources that have had an influence far beyond their use in the churches of a single tradition.The Guide is unique. In it experts from every part of the globe and every branch of Anglicanism, as well as from the Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Methodist, and Unitarian traditions, provide an unparalleled examination of The Book of Common Prayer and its lineage. From 1549 to the Twenty-firstCentury, The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer offers a fascinating journey through the history and development of a classic of world literature.Much more than simply a history, this volume describes how Anglican churches at all points of the compass have developed their own Prayer Books and adapted the time-honored Anglican liturgies to their diverse local cultures. In the dozens of editions now in use throughout the world, the same texts- Daily Prayers, the Eucharist, Marriage and Funerals, and many others - resemble each other, and yet differ from each other in interesting ways. A brief look at "electronic Prayer Books" offers a glimpse at how this story of development and adaptation may continue in the Information Age.Oxford is pleased to publish a varied selection of The Book of Common Prayer in formats, features, and prices to suit every need and budget. We invite you to explore our Web site for further information regarding these fine resources.
Introduction: Anglicans and common prayer / Charles Hefling
Worship by the book / Kenneth Stevenson
Cranmer and common prayer / Gordon Jeanes
The prayer book 'noted' / Robin A. Leaver
From Elizabeth I to Charles II / Bryan Spinks
Early translations / J. Robert Wright
The 'liturgy of comprehension' / Charles Hefling
The shape of the classical Book of common prayer / J. Neil Alexander
The state services / Charles Hefling
The shape of the classical book of common prayer / J. Neil Alexander
The state services / Charles Hefling
The prayer book and the parish church : from the Elizabethan settlement to the Restoration / Judith Maltby
The prayer book and the parish church : from the Restoration to the Oxford movement / Jeremy Gregory
Prayer book architecture / James F. White
Prayer books and printers / Martin W. Hutner
The prayer book as 'sacred text' / Kenneth Stevenson
The prayer book as literature / Paul G. Stanwood
Plantations, missions, and colonies / William L. Sachs
Scotland : Episcopalians and nonjurors / Charles Hefling
The colonies and states of America / Marion J. Hatchett
British North America and Canada / William R. Blott
Southern Africa / Cynthia Botha
Ireland / Brian Mayne
John Wesley and the Methodists / Karen B. Westerfield Tucker
King's Chapel and the Unitarians / Carl Scovel
Churches in the continuing Anglican tradition / Lesley A. Northup
The prayer book and Lutheranism / Philip H. Pfatteicher
The winds of change / Colin Buchanan
The prayer book 'crisis' in England / Bryan Spinks
The legacy of the church of South India / Colin Buchanan
The liturgical movement and its consequences / John F. Baldovin, S.J.
Preserving the classical prayer books / Colin Buchanan
Inculturation and Anglican worship / Ian T. Douglas
Anglican liturgies in Eastern Africa / Esther Mombo
The Anglican church of Kenya / Grant Lemarquand
The church of Nigeria : the book of common prayer / David C. Okeke
The church of Nigeria : occasional services / Emmanuel Ekpunobi
Central African prayer books / Titus Presler
The province of southern Africa / Michael Nuttall
Other African provinces : Burundi, Rwanda, and Congo
The Anglican church of Australia / Charles Sherlock
The Anglican church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia / Kenneth Booth
From Te Rawiri to the New Zealand prayer book / Jenny Te Paa
The church of Melanesia / Terry Brown
The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea / Justus VanHouten, S.S.F.
The Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. / Lesley A. Northup
Native American translations
The Anglican Church of Canada / John W.B. Hill
Indigenous Canadian translations
The province of the West Indies / Charles Hefling
The book of common prayer in Spanish / Juan M.C. Oliver
The Episcopal Church in the Philippines / Tomas S. Maddela
Japan : Nippon Sei Ko Kai / John M. Yoshida
The Chinese prayer book / Sze-kar Wan
The Anglican Church of Korea / Nak-hyon Joseph Joo
The province of Myanmar (Burma) / Katherine E. Babson
The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East
The Church of England : common worship / Trevor Lloyd
The Scottish Episcopal Church / Gianfranco Tellini
The church in Wales / Robert Paterson
The Church of Ireland / Harold Miller
Anglican churches in Europe / Jeffery Rowthorn
Anglicans and liturgical revision / Richard Geoffrey Leggett
The daily office / John Gibaut
The Eucharist / Ronald Dowling
Sanctifying time : the calendar / Leonel L. Mitchell
Rites of initiation / Ruth A. Meyers
Catechisms / James F. Turrell
Marriage / Gillian Varcoe
Funeral rites / Trevor Lloyd
Anglican ordinals / Richard Geoffrey Leggett
The book of common prayer and technology / Donald Kraus
The prayer book in cyberspace / Clayton L. Morris
The future of common prayer / Pierre W. Whalon.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This new reference work, edited by Boston College professor Hefling and Church Publishing v-p Shattuck, traces the many revisions that the Anglican Book of Common Prayer has undergone and examines the sundry versions of the prayer book used in different countries. (After the American Revolution, for example, Episcopalians in the new United States omitted the prayers for the British king.) Varied liturgies for weddings, argues Gillian Varcoe, show how Anglicans in different times and places responded to culturally specific pressures and changing social understandings about marriage. Throughout, the contributors underscore that "Anglicans do their theology in the context of worship." Given the current energy swirling around the concept of a worldwide Anglican communion, and the West's increased attention to churches in the southern hemisphere, the essays on prayer books in Africa and Asia are especially welcome. Concluding pieces hazard some guesses-sometimes a tad whimsically-about the future of common prayer. What do technological changes mean for the prayer book? Word processors have allowed churches to produce Sunday bulletins, rendering actual books unnecessary. Maybe one day soon, Sunday worshippers will read the liturgy from Palm Pilots or BlackBerry devices. This rich volume is sure to become the definitive source for studies of the Book of Common Prayer. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Church of England. -- Book of common prayer -- History.
Episcopal Church. -- Book of common prayer (1979) -- History.
Anglican Communion -- Liturgy -- Texts -- History.
Publisher Oxford ; New York :Oxford University Press,2006
Contributors Hefling, Charles, 1949-
Shattuck, Cynthia L., 1947-
Language English
Notes Map on lining papers.
Description xvi, 614 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0195297563 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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