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The Book of Common Prayer
 
This section of the Link Library was developed in support of the Thursdays@Bruton series "The Evolution of The Book of Common Prayer," presented by the Adult Christian Education & Formation Committee in May, 2012. Information on the series and videos of the presentations can be found here.
 
WEB RESOURCES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BOOK RESOURCES IN THE HENNAGE LIBRARY:
 
The First English Prayer Book (Hants: John Hunt, 1999)  An edition of Thomas Cranmer's 1549 services in an easy-to-read format.
 
Hatchett, Marion J., Commentary on the American Prayer Book (New York:  The Seabury Press, 1981).  A companion to the 1979 Book of Common Prayer.
 
Jacobs, Alan, The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography (Princeton University Press, 2013).  How the BCP came to be written and how it has evolved.
 
Jeffrey, Lee, Opening the Prayer Book, The New Church's Teaching Series, Vol 7 (Cambridge, MA:  Crowley Publications, 1999).  An introduction to the history and the liturgies of the Book of Common Prayer.
 
MacCulloch, Diarmaid, Thomas Cranmer (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996).  A highly-regarded biography of the creator of the Book of Common Prayer.
 
Marshall, Paul V., Prayer Book Parallels: The Public Services of the Church Arranged for Comparative Study (New York:  The Church Hymnal Corporation, 1989).  Makes it easy to compare the texts of different versions of the BCP, from 1662 through 1979.
 
Morgan, Dewi, 1662 and All That: Commemorating the Third Centenary of the Book of Common Prayer (London: A.R. Mowbray & Co., Limited & Co., Limited, 1961).  An account of the Book of Common Prayer's History--with a British light touch.
 
Stevenson, Kenneth & Bryan Spinks, eds., The Identity of Anglican Worship (Morehouse Group, 1991). A collection of essays.
 
Sydnor, William, The Study of the Real Prayer Book: 1549 to the Present (Wilton, CT: Morehouse Publishing, 1978).  Covers the series of revisions, including 1979.
 
Wainwright, Geoffrey & Karen B. Westerfield Tucker, eds., The Oxford History of Christian Worship (Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2006).  A comprehensive survey of Christian worship from the beginnings to the present.
 
Weil, Louis, A Theology of Worship, The New Church's Teaching Series, Vol 12 (Cambridge, MA: Crowley Publications, 2022).
 
Westerhoff, John H.  Living Faithfully as a Prayer Book People (Harisburg: Morehouse Publishing, 2004).  How the Book of Common Prayer has shaped the Anglican tradition.
 
 
 
 
Last Published: January 7, 2015 12:55 PM