Book of Common Prayer
|Series title:||Lives of Great Religious Bks.|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $24.95|
| Book Description: |
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 with 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. Jacobs shows how The Book of Common Prayer--from its beginnings...