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This book examines which ornaments were actually in use in second year of King Edward VI, during the incessant changes of the English Reformation.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-384-2
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Publication Status: In Print
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 542
Publication Date: May 28,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 82
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-384-2
$49.00

The Book of Common Prayer provides that "Ornaments of the Church" and of her ministers, shall be "retained and in use" as in the second year of King Edward VI. This first of the Alcuin Club Tracts examines which ornaments were actually in use in that year, during the incessant changes of the English Reformation. It avoids both Low Church rigor and the indiscriminate adoption of ornaments in use in the Church of Rome, but never adopted in England or else abolished by 1549. The third edition, here reprinted, contains extensive addenda, including a caustic commentary on Archbishop Sandys' glossing of the Elizabethan legislation, which held that "retain and use" can mean "retain but not use".

The Book of Common Prayer provides that "Ornaments of the Church" and of her ministers, shall be "retained and in use" as in the second year of King Edward VI. This first of the Alcuin Club Tracts examines which ornaments were actually in use in that year, during the incessant changes of the English Reformation. It avoids both Low Church rigor and the indiscriminate adoption of ornaments in use in the Church of Rome, but never adopted in England or else abolished by 1549. The third edition, here reprinted, contains extensive addenda, including a caustic commentary on Archbishop Sandys' glossing of the Elizabethan legislation, which held that "retain and use" can mean "retain but not use".

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Contributor

J. T. Micklethwaite

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 5)
  • ADVERTISEMENT BY THE COMMITTEE (page 7)
  • PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION (page 9)
  • PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION (page 11)
  • LIST OF THE CHIEF INVENTORIES AND OTHER AUTHORITIES REFERRED TO IN THE PRESENT TRACT (page 13)
  • THE ORNAMENTS OF THE RUBRIC (page 17)
  • SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES (page 67)
  • APPENDIX BY THE COMMTTEE (page 75)
  • INDEX (page 77)
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