Friday, 9 January 2015

The Prayer Book and Anglican Identity - The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban



Date:  Saturday 28 Feb
Time:  10.30am-3.30pm                                   
Cost:  £20
What does it mean to be Anglican, and how can the Book of Common Prayer help us to answer the question?  On this study day, we will look at how the Book of Common Prayer, in its various editions from 1549 to 1928, has both reflected and shaped controversies over what the Church of England is or should be.  In the first of three sessions, we will explore the history of the Prayer Book from 1549 to its final authorised form in 1662, and its use for both Reformed and episcopalian polemic.  The second session will involve group work, as we piece together comparisons of Prayer Book liturgy and doctrine with those of contemporary Catholic, Lutheran and Reformed liturgies.  Finally, in the third session, we will explore the continuing influence of the Prayer Book today, with particular reference to the deposed book of 1928 and modern Anglican liturgy.
Tutors:  The Revd Dr Tom Plant, Tutor in Comparative Theology
Venue:  Marlborough Road Methodist Church, St Albans AL1 3XQ

Book here:
The Prayer Book and Anglican Identity - The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban

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