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The Theology and Ecclesiology of the Prayer Book Crisis, 1906–1928

  • Provides insight into arguably the most important event in the history of the Church of England in the twentieth century

  • Focuses on the development of a revised Prayer Book within the Church and how this led to a radical rethinking of Church-State relations

  • Reaches beyond a merely liturgical study by situating itself in wider historical studies of Britain in the twentieth century

Part of the book series: Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World (CTAW)

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Table of contents (4 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    • Dan D. Cruickshank
    Pages 1-9
  3. The Revision Process in Convocation, 1906–1920

    • Dan D. Cruickshank
    Pages 11-67
  4. Before the Assembly and Parliament, 1920–1928

    • Dan D. Cruickshank
    Pages 69-119
  5. Conclusion

    • Dan D. Cruickshank
    Pages 121-124
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 125-127

About this book

This book considers the doctrinal and ecclesiological trends that were present during the construction of the revised Book of Common Prayer of 1927. Through the use of the records of both Convocations and of the National/Church Assembly, it examines the debates that led to the revised Book and the doctrinal shifts that were present in these debates. It challenges the idea that the revision process stalled in the First World War by showing how the birth of the National Assembly that took place during the war was born out of the revision process. Through the Assembly records it shows the integral role the laity played in the revision process. It examines the attempts to get the revised Books through Parliament, the difference between pro and anti-revision speakers, and the radical ecclesiological thinking that followed the rejections.

Keywords

  • Church of England
  • sacramental theology
  • liturgy
  • church-state relations
  • 'two kingdoms' theology

Reviews

“Cruickshank’s careful, thorough, and thoughtful study of a turning point in Anglican ecclesiastical history is full of insight. Anyone with an interest in the development of Anglican liturgy, ecclesiology, and its attendant issues should read it.” (John Reuben Davies, Scottish Episcopal Institute Journal, Vol. 6 (2), 2022)

“This little book offers a detailed analysis … . . It is a good piece of work and offers a fresh look at the course of Prayer Book revision from 1906 to 1928 … . there is much that is helpful in this little book.” (Mark Chapman, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Vol. 72 (4), October, 2021)

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

    Dan D. Cruickshank

About the author

Dan D. Cruickshank is a researcher at the University of Glasgow, UK.

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-27130-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)