The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer: A Worldwide Survey

By Cynthia Shattuck

59 ratings - 4.22* vote

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 variations. Expert contributors from around the world and from every major denomination offer an unparalleled view of The Book of Common Prayer and its influence.The Oxford Guide to Common Prayer is more than simply a history The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer is the first comprehensive guide to the history and usage of the original

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Book details

Paperback, 614 pages
March 28th 2008 by Oxford University Press, USA

(first published July 1st 2006)

Original Title
The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer A Worldwide Survey
ISBN
0195297628 (ISBN13: 9780195297621)
Edition Language
English

Community Reviews

loafingcactus

Have only read three chapters so far and it is absolutely fascinating... definately an education into where much of my religious indoctrination comes from- just out of the air at this point in history as I was not raised religious and had certainly never read The Book of Common Prayer or engaged in any of the debates subtly set down there-in. You surely have too, no matter what Christian community you may have been raised in.

Finished the book: it is a celebration of the history of prayer book worship... simply cheerful and pleasant. Lovely book.

Art

So much to dive into, I checked this out in the library and now it's going onto the "to buy" list. Rich history of the prayer book and the times and events and people that brought it into being and changed it. Also a good section on the prayer book around the world.

Lynn

I read this when it came out and found it fascinating. I've just found it again and intend to reread.

Particle_Person

Interesting book but it goes on forEVER. I've read about 3/4 of it and I'm still picking away at it.

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