The Collects Of Thomas Cranmer

The Collects Of Thomas Cranmer
Language English
ISBN13: 9780802838452
Author: Thomas Cranmer
Goodreads Rating: 4.35
ISBN10: 0802838456
Pages: 119
Published: December 1999 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Genre: Nonfiction

Thomas Cranmer's Prayer Book of 1549 is a foundational document of the Anglican Church and a price part of English-speaking Christianity. Cranmer's unique gift of blending theological substance with simple, humble, and moving clarity has made the Collects (prayers) essential not only to the English liturgy but also to the pastoral tradition of the church: these prayers still remain a deep source of inspiration for Christians enmeshed in the everyday trials and testings of life. Published on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the Book of Common Prayer, The Collects of Thomas Cranmer presents this spiritually rich material in its original form and order. Compiled and presented for devotional use by C. Frederick Barbee and Paul Zahl, Cranmer's Collects are each followed by succinct commentary on their historical context and an insightful meditation crafted with contemporary Christians in mind.