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Book Review

The 1662 Book of Common Prayer
International Edition

Given that the vast majority of 110 million Anglican Christians around belong to provinces that identify the 1662 Book of Common Prayer as their standard liturgy, it is no surprise that a publisher has offered up a modern type-setting of the work. IVP took on the responsibility and have done a good job.

Rubrics are in red and the book is reasonably well bound as well as having a glossary of terms.

The introduction describes it this way: “This is an international edition of the 1662 text of The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, together with the Psalter and Ordinal. It employs less archaic spelling and punctuation, modestly updates obscure expressions, and includes prayer for civil authorities that may be used regardless of nation or polity.”

ISBN: 978-0-8308-4192-9
764 pages
IVP
Printed in the USA

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