The Book of Common Prayer
College: Trinity College
Instructor 1: Billett, Jesse
Course Code: 
TRP3120HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

After the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), in its various revisions, is the most important foundational text of Anglican Christianity; Often praised for its literary beauty and influence, it has nevertheless become unfamiliar or even offensive to Anglicans who worship mainly with new liturgies produced in recent decades; This course will explore the sources and historical development of the Prayer Book tradition from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, the BCP's importance in the history of doctrinal controversy and Anglican identity, and how the BCP's liturgies have been variously received and interpreted over time, including critiques by modern liturgical scholarship; Major themes: the Bible and worship; liturgical language; the sacraments; sin and repentance; individual and community; ecclesiology and ecumenism; the BDP and churchmanship

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2015
Winter 2015
Start Time: 
14:00
End Time: 
16:00
Schedule: 
Thu
Schedule Notes: 
Location: Trinity Building, TC22
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Means of Evaluation: