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TUESDAY, APR 8, 2014  |  1 comments
The Book of Common Prayer Is Still a Big Deal
The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) has had an illustrious and checkered career since Archbishop Thomas Cranmer first introduced it to the Church of England back in 1549, almost five hundred years ago. If you've ever pledged to be faithful to someone "till death do us part," mourned to the words "earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust," or hoped for "peace in our time," you've been shaped by Cranmer's cadences, perhaps without knowing it. Alan Jacobs, Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Baylor University and former professor of English at Wheaton College, has given us a lively recounting of the old Anglican prayer book's history in this new "biography," part of Princeton University Press's Lives of Great Religious Books series. Jordan Hylden, a doctoral candidate in theology and ethics at Duke University Divinity School, corresponded with Jacobs about the BCP's global reach and its mixed ...

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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
This was quite an interesting article. The article goes about the opposition to The Book of Common Prayer, such as those of John Milton, and also it's influence for both good and bad. The marriage contract in it, really can't be beat. The whole article is worth reading.

Oh, and the present state the American branch is mentioned in another article that you can see at the bottom of this one, Attempt at demonstrating Anglican unity to Katharine Jefferts Schori instead prompts resignations. It's interesting reading also.

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