Buildings, Faith and Worship: The Liturgical Arrangement of Anglican Churches 1600-1900

Paperback | July 1, 2000

byNigel Yates

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This is the first major study for over forty years of the liturgical arrangement of Anglican churches in the period between the Reformation and the Oxford Movement. The study is based both on surviving buildings and on a wide range of archival sources, such as seating plans, which are used todocument internal changes and to suggest reasons behind them. In the course of the book Nigel Yates challenges many widely held assumptions about the liturgical outlook of the Pre-Tractarian period, and about the impact of ecclesiology on the Church of England. In particular, he emphasizes the existence, hitherto disregarded, of a Church of England movementfor liturgical renewal between 1780 and 1840, which to a degree anticipated some of the ideas previously attributed solely to the ecclesiologists. The discussion is firmly set within the context of European Protestantism, and comparisons are drawn with the liturgical practices both of Calvinists andLutherans.

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This is the first major study for over forty years of the liturgical arrangement of Anglican churches in the period between the Reformation and the Oxford Movement. The study is based both on surviving buildings and on a wide range of archival sources, such as seating plans, which are used todocument internal changes and to suggest rea...

Nigel Yates is at University of Wales Lampeter.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.74 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:July 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198270135

ISBN - 13:9780198270133

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`catalogued by Mr Yates with indefatigable industry, so that in the realm of church furnishing the book becomes a mini-Pevsner, "Buildings of England"'Laudetur, October MMI