National Prayers: Special Worship since the Reformation

August 2017
20 black and white illustrations
1102 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Church of England Record Society
ISBN: 9781843839439
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HRAX, 1DB, 2AB, 3J
BISAC REL015000, HIS015000, HIS037030

National Prayers: Special Worship since the Reformation

Volume 2: General Fasts, Thanksgivings and Special Prayers in the British Isles, 1689-1870

Edited by Philip Williamson, Alasdair Raffe, Stephen Taylor and Natalie Mears

Hardback
9781843839439
$170.00
The second of three volumes containing the edited texts, commentaries and source notes for each of the nearly nine hundred occasions of special worship and for each of the annual commemorations in England and Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.
Since the sixteenth century, the governments and established churches of the British Isles have summoned the nation to special acts of public worship during periods of anxiety and crisis, at times of celebration, or for annual commemoration and remembrance. These special prayers, special days of worship and anniversary commemorations were national events, reaching into every parish in England and Wales, in Scotland, and in Ireland. They had considerable religious, ecclesiastical, political, ideological, moral and social significance, and they produced important texts: proclamations, council orders, addresses and - in England and Wales, and in Ireland - prayers or complete liturgies which for specified periods supplemented or replaced the services in the Book of Common Prayer. Many of these acts of special worship and most of the texts have escaped historical notice. National Prayers. Special Worship since the Reformation, in three volumes, provides the edited texts, commentaries and source notes for each of the nearly nine hundred occasions of special worship, and for each of the annual commemorations.
The second volume, General Fasts, Thanksgivings and Special Prayers in the British Isles 1689-1870, contains the texts and commentaries for the numerous and frequent special prayers, fast days and thanksgivings during the wars which consolidated the 1688 revolution, through the long imperial wars of the eighteenth century, and the wars against revolutionary and Napoleonic France, as well as prayers and thanksgivings associated with Jacobite risings, epidemics, social unrest, and episodes in the lives of the kings and queens.

Table of Contents

Preface
Summary list of particular occasions of worship, 1689-1870
Reader's guide and editorial conventions
List of abbreviations: volume 2
Introduction: 1689-1870
Special worship and the Book of Common Prayer
Printers of official documents, 1689-1870

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