Edited by Prudence Dailey
Continuum, Nov. 2011
Softcover, 216 pages, $21.95
AS THE SUBTITLE suggests, this volume offers a celebration of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer by women and men who use it, love it, and desire to share its treasures with others. While some discussion of earlier antecedents (1549, 1552, 1559) and later developments is included, the focus remains on the 1662 gold standard.
Much like The Oxford Guide to The Book of Common Prayer: A Worldwide Survey, this volume collects essays by a wide variety of authors – priests, laypeople, college principals, bishops – not all of whom are scholars. Following an introduction by His Royal Highness Prince Charles,