For many Christians, the Book of Common Prayer is the most important book used in worship with the exception of the Bible itself. Even if you don’t come from a liturgical tradition, you’ll find that the Book of Common Prayer is a well of inspiration. The influence of Book of Common Prayer has permeated into many worship traditions and ceremonies, as well as society in general. “Till death us do part,” “Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust,” and many more phrases from the Book of Common Prayer are now common parlance.
The Book of Common Prayer Collection (17 vols.) brings together some of the most historically important editions of the Book of Common Prayer as well as key works that explain their rich history. The Book of Common Prayer has origins that date back to the 1500’s during Edward VI’s short but influential reign. Replacing various Latin rites which had been used across England, Thomas Cranmer compiled a complete English liturgy for the Church. The Book of Common Prayer became the foundational prayer book of the Church of England and was a large component of the Protestant Reformation. From its first inception in 1549, the Book of Common Prayer has undergone many revisions and updates, and many other denominations have adopted its structure. The history of the Book of Common Prayer is as fascinating as the history of the Reformation itself!
With the Logos Bible Software edition, all Scripture passages in the Book of Common Prayer Collection are tagged and appear on mouse-over. Each volume is fully integrated with the other resources in Logos, including your preferred Bible translation. This makes these resources more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal Bible study. With the advanced features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “baptism,” or “communion.”