Everyman’s History Collection contains two important early-twentieth-century works of Anglican history written by Percy Dearmer, the English priest and liturgist best known as the author of The Parson’s Handbook. This collection contains Everyman’s History of the English Church and Everyman’s History of the Prayer Book. With a lively, distinctive voice, Dearmer describes the history of the Church—offering both accurate detail and personal criticism where appropriate. Dearmer’s writing and the hundreds of detailed illustrations throughout make this one of the most enjoyable works of Church history available.
The Logos version of this collection is designed to streamline and enhance your study. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and original-language texts, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches by scripture reference or topic to find what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about the history of the Church of England.
Rev. Percy Dearmer (1867–1936) was an English priest and liturgist who was dedicated to social justice throughout his life. He was ordained to the diaconate in 1891 and to the priesthood in 1892 at Rochester Cathedral. As a member of the Alcuin Club, he campaigned for a revived English Catholicism that was rooted in pre-Reformation ritual. His best-known work, The Parson’s Handbook, was the product of his work in that area. Dearmer served as chaplain to the British Red Cross ambulance unit in Serbia during WWI, as secretary of the Christian Social Union, and as a canon of Westminster Abbey in 1931. He died in 1936 and his ashes are interred in the Great Cloister at Westminster Abbey.