Wrestling With a Godly Order: Encounters with the 1662 Book of Common Prayer

Cover Design.ssThe story of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer has a far wider reach than the Church of England.

The essays in this book, edited by James Steven and to be published by Sarum College Press, provide contemporary and historical accounts of the significance of the Book of Common Prayer for a variety of Christian traditions.

Originating as papers delivered at an ecumenical symposium held at Sarum College marking the 350th Anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, the contributions to this book narrate a rich, diverse and probing account of a ‘Godly Order’ that has had a profound and long lasting impact upon English public prayer in the modern era.

“A collection of lively studies that manages to be appreciative of the Book of Common Prayer but also serious and realistic about its gaps as well as its virtues and about the very diverse and sometime surprising ways in which it has shed its influence beyond Anglican boundaries.”

Rowan Williams

The book is available for a special pre-order price of £14.99, valid until Thursday 30 April from Sarum College Bookshop (£18.99 thereafter). Click here for an order form or telephone Sarum College Bookshop on 01722 326899 for details.

On Wednesday 20 May at 12.25pm, James Steven along with the book’s contributors will be in Sarum College for the official launch. The book launch is free and open to all, refreshments provided. RSVP to bookshop@sarum.ac.uk or telephone 01722 326899.



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