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Contemporary liberal prayer book

Discussion in 'Scripture,Tradition,Reason-Anglican & Old Catholic' started by RileyG, Mar 6, 2022.

  1. RileyG

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    A few years back, I saw a contemporary liberal prayer book on amazon that was essentially the daily office on amazon. It was composed by an Episcopalian layman who is involved with social justice. I am interested in obtaining it, but I cannot, for the life of me, remember its title or the author.

    Does anyone know what I am referring to?

    Many thanks!!
     
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  2. Tigger45

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    Intriguing.
     
  3. RileyG

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    I think there was a discussion in this forum about it at one point. I honestly do not remember who mentioned it.
     
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  5. Paidiske

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    I vaguely remember that conversation as well. I wonder whether you're thinking of some of Jim Cotter's works?
     
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  7. RileyG

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    I finally found it!!!

    It's Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals by Shane Claiborne. I was mistaken. I do not (think) he is Episcopalian or even an Anglican. I cannot find what Church he belongs to.
     
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  8. Paidiske

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    Oh, that's a nice one. I've given that as a gift before.
     
  9. Arcangl86

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    I think he is just sort of generic non-denominational. Part of the point of the book was introducing liturgy to progressive evangelical.
     
  10. RileyG

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    Ok! Thanks for the response! :)
     
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    I was in search of Common Prayer too. Couldn't recall the name of the author. Thanks!
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  12. The Liturgist

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    I have the book in question. I wouldn’t myself call it liberal, but for me liberal is something like the 2006 ELCA hymnal or the 1989 UCC Book of Worship, which we had, and which I once used, albeit with some editing (since the core of it was based on Devotional Services, the classic of Congregational liturgy, by Rev. John Hunter of the King’s Weigh House, which is now a Ukrainian Catholic Church in the square mile of the City of London, but before it and another Congregational parish merged after WWII). I do agree with @Paidiske that it was likeable; it seems to me to be a good entry level prayer book for Protestants experimenting with the idea of liturgical worship and the use of prayer books.
     
  13. RileyG

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    Thank you for the information!

    God bless
     
  14. The Liturgist

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    Slightly offtopic, but one of the strangest prayer books in contemporary language I have in my collection is called Praying With the Orthodox Tradition, which given it has a forward by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, one would expect would be a typical Eastern Orthodox prayer book like the Jordanville Prayer Book etc, but it really isn’t at all. It consists of priests prayers from ancient liturgical texts found in Codex Barbarini 336 translated into modern English and rearranged as a series of short prayers, grouped for morning, evening, night and also the canonical hours, so there is some redundancy, and no guidance is provided on which one to say, nor are any of the usual acoutrements of an EO prayerbook present, like the Akathist, the prayers for preparation for Holy Communion, one or more canons, the Psalter (rare, but some have it), an abbreviated text of the liturgy of St. Chrysostom or an abbreviated form of the actual hours, etc.

    I really like it however, as bizarre as it is, and it is unusual compared to the personal prayer books of pretty much every church.
     
  15. RileyG

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    Fascinating! I will have to look into it! Thanks.
     
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