And God spoke English: the Book of Common Prayer, the Reformation and the evolution of English Christianity

Harmes, Marcus K. (2012) And God spoke English: the Book of Common Prayer, the Reformation and the evolution of English Christianity. St Mark's Review, 222 (4). pp. 7-19. ISSN 0036-3103

Abstract

This paper examines what the Prayer Books of 1549 and 1552 were like in terms of their theology and their language and then assesses the contexts of these texts in order to explain how the prevailing religious and political forces demanded a new form of worship for the English people.
Finally the place of music in the history of the Prayer Book is addressed as this topic above others provides important insights into the religiosity of the men (and they were all men) who created the Book of Common Prayer, and I offer some arguments about how the Prayer Book, evangelism and sacred music all cohere.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2012 St Mark's National Theological Centre.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2012 12:33
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2018 02:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: Book of Common Prayer; Henry VIII, King of England; Edward VI, King of England; English Reformation; liturgy
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22474

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