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Author Davies, Peter Nicholas

Title Alien rites? : a critical examination of contemporary English in Anglican liturgies / Peter Nicholas Davies
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Summary Peter Davies examines some of the issues arising from the recent introduction of contemporary English language into Anglican worship, especially in the authorised liturgy of England and New Zealand. Three key questions are addressed. Are there criteria for worship which are satisfactorily fulfilled by contemporary language? To what extent is the language used in modern liturgies truly contemporary, reflecting its social and cultural milieu? How has the introduction of contemporary language been received by regular Anglican worshippers? Based on a large body of evidence, the author reaches conclusions which are both reassuring and disturbing
Notes Originally published 2005 by Ashgate Publishing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Anglican Communion -- Liturgy -- Texts.
Liturgical language -- English.
Anglican Communion -- Liturgy.
Liturgical language -- English.
RELIGION -- Christian Rituals & Practice -- Worship & Liturgy.
RELIGION -- Institutions & Organizations.
Genre/Form Texts.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351163108
9781351163101