Comfortable Words Hardback

Polity, Piety and the Book of Common Prayer

by Platten, Stephen;


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Comfortable Words

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2012 is the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, now widely used in the Church of England and throughout the Anglican Communion. Comfortable Words draws together some of the world's leading liturgical scholars and historians who offer a comprehensive and accessible study of the Prayer Book and its impact on both Church and society over the last three and a half centuries. Comfortable Words includes new and original scholarship here about the use of the Book of Common Prayer at different periods during its life. It also sets out some key material on the background to the production of both the Tudor books and the seventeenth-century book itself. The book is aimed at scholars, students in theological colleges, courses and universities, but there is sufficient accessibility of style for it to be accessible to others who are interested in the Prayer Book more widely in the church and to intelligent lay people. The book is unique in the way that it studies the Prayer Book and looks at the impact of it, both on the Church and on English society.

Comfortable Words was published by SCM Press in October 2012. The ISBN for Comfortable Words is 9780334053064.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Book FormatHardback
PublisherSCM Press (October 2012)
Weight449g
Number of Pages192
Thickness13 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780334053064
ISBN-100334053064
Product Code4284576
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