The Oxford Guide to The Book of Common Prayer: A Worldwide Survey by Charles Hefling, Cynthia Shattuck Requirements: .PDF reader, 11.0 MB Overview: 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: it 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. The Guide examines how the same texts – Daily Prayers, the Eucharist, Marriage and Funerals, and many others – in dozens of editions now in use throughout the world, both resemble and differ from one another. A brief look at “electronic Prayer Books” also offers a unique and exciting modern perspective. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy