The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books)

By: Alan Jacobs

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While many of us are familiar with such famous words as "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together here. . ." or "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust," we may not know that they originated in The Book of Common Prayer, which first appeared in 1549. Like the words of the King James Bible and Shakespeare, the language of this prayer book has saturated English culture and letters. Here Alan Jacobs tells its story. He shows how The Book of Common Prayer--from its beginnings as a means of social and political control in the England of Henry VIII to its worldwide presence today--became a venerable work whose cadences express the heart of religious life for millions.

Title:: The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books)

Author:: Alan Jacobs

Categories: West,

Publisher: Princeton University Press: May 2019

ISBN Number:: 0691191786

ISBN Number: 13: 9780691191782

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 165609