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Liturgy and Literature in the Making of Protestant England

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The Book of Common Prayer is one of the most important and influential books in English history, but it has received relatively little attention from literary scholars. This study seeks to remedy this by attending to the prayerbook's importance in England's political, intellectual, religious, and literary history. The first half of the book presents extensive analyses of t ...more
Hardcover, 237 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Cambridge University Press (first published September 30th 2007)
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This is a book about the impact of the BCP on political life, culture and literature. Here is one example where the author shows how the change in Sacramental theology lead to a shift in culture.

"This sacramental replacement of physical divine presence with a principle of sacred representation was a profoundly important part of a larger and deeper cultural valorisation of representation itself-a newly intensified faith, on both the individual and collective levels, in the redemptive potential of
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