The Testaments out now
The Book of Common Prayer: The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662 - Oxford World's Classics (Hardback)
  • The Book of Common Prayer: The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662 - Oxford World's Classics (Hardback)
zoom

The Book of Common Prayer: The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662 - Oxford World's Classics (Hardback)

(editor)
£16.99
Hardback 896 Pages / Published: 08/09/2011
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
'In the midst of life we are in death' The words of the Book of Common Prayer have permeated deep into the English language all over the world. For nearly 500 years, and for countless people, it has provided a background fanfare for a marriage or a funeral march at a burial. Yet this familiarity also hides a violent and controversial history. When it was first produced the Book of Common Prayer provoked riots and rebellion, and it was banned before being translated into a host of global languages and adopted as the basis for worship in the USA and elsewhere to the present day. This edition presents the work in three different states: the first edition of 1549, which brought the Reformation into people's homes; the Elizabethan prayer book of 1559, familiar to Shakespeare and Milton; and the edition of 1662, which embodies the religious temper of the nation down to modern times. Far from being a book for the religious only, the Book of Common Prayer is one of the seminal texts of human experience and a manual of everyday ritual: a book to live, love, and die to.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199207176
Number of pages: 896
Weight: 797 g
Dimensions: 224 x 148 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
the best modern edition * New Statesman *
Everything has been planned and executed faultlessly, from the massive undertaking of the editions themselves (for which Cummings consulted hundreds of copies of the Book of Common Prayer), right down to the details, like the glossary, and the enriching features, like the note on music. The result is a book that is at once accessible to a lay reader with little knowledge of the history of the Book of Common Prayer and stimulating to academics working in the fields of church history, book history, * Ruth Ahnert, Cambridge Quarterly *
This book is an exemplary text ... the reproduction of the three different prayer books is immaculate, and the introductory commentary is original and thought provoking. * Marcus Harmes, Parergon - Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies *

You may also be interested in...

Ancient and Modern
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
Mission Praise (Two-Volume Set): Full Music
Added to basket
Book of Common Prayer
Added to basket
£10.00
Leather / fine binding
Simple Prayer Book
Added to basket
£5.95
Leather / fine binding
Common Worship
Added to basket
The Book of Common Prayer
Added to basket
Shorter Morning and Evening Prayer
Added to basket
£9.99
Leather / fine binding
Hymns Old and New
Added to basket
Prayer For The Day Volume I
Added to basket
Singing the Faith
Added to basket
Book of Common Prayer, Enlarged Edition, Burgundy, CP420 701B Burgundy
Added to basket
Mission Praise: Words
Added to basket
Simple Prayer Book
Added to basket
Prayer First Aid Kit
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.