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The Book of Common Prayer

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The Book of Common Prayer edited by Brian Cummings

'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.

Hardback, First Edition published in 2011 by Oxford University Press. Very Good Condition. Binding sound and all pages clean and unmarked. The first few pages have a slight bend at the top right hand corner. The bottom of the front cover has a very small mark on the bottom and the dustjacket is a little creased at the top and bottom of the spine and at the top of the book, otherwise it does not really look as if the book has been used.

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Author(s):
Edited by Brian Cummngs
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-13:
9780199207176
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Book of Common Prayer

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The Book of Common Prayer edited by Brian Cummings

'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.

Hardback, First Edition published in 2011 by Oxford University Press. Very Good Condition. Binding sound and all pages clean and unmarked. The first few pages have a slight bend at the top right hand corner. The bottom of the front cover has a very small mark on the bottom and the dustjacket is a little creased at the top and bottom of the spine and at the top of the book, otherwise it does not really look as if the book has been used.

Author(s):
Edited by Brian Cummngs
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-13:
9780199207176
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Book of Common Prayer

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