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The 1928 Book of Common Prayer

By Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code: : 0199796068
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 810
  • Category : Religion
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The 1928 Book of Common Prayer is a treasured resource for traditional Anglicans and others who appreciate the majesty of King James-style language. This classic edition features a Presentation section containing certificates for the rites of Baptism, Confirmation, and Marriage. The elegant burgundy hardcover binding is embossed with a simple gold cross, making it an ideal choice for both personal study and gift-giving. The 1928 Book of Common Prayer combines Oxford's reputation for quality construction and scholarship with a modest price - a beautiful prayer book and an excellent value.

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  • Category : Music
  • Members : 900
  • Pdf File: maori-music.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is the best introduction available to Maori music &– the instruments played, the songs and dance styles and what they were used for, performance, composition, teaching, etc. Based on 30 years of fieldwork that yielded 1300 recorded songs and hundred of pages of interviews and eyewitness accounts, this is a classic book.

The Hymnal

By Christopher N. Phillips
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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Book Code : 1421425939
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 665
  • Pdf File: the-hymnal.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Readers will discover a wealth of connections between reading, education, poetry, and religion in Phillips’s lively accounts of hymnals and their readers.

Arthur Sullivan

By Ian Bradley
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192608355
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 351
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Book Short Summary:

This book charts the life of Arthur Sullivan—the best loved and most widely performed British composer in history. While he is best known for his comic opera collaborations with W. S. Gilbert, it was his substantial corpus of sacred music which meant most to him and for which he wanted to be remembered. His upbringing and training in church music, and his own religious beliefs, substantially affected both his compositions for the theatre and his more serious work, which included oratorios, cantatas, sacred ballads, liturgical pieces, and hymns. Focusing on the spiritual aspects of Sullivan's life—which included several years as a church organist, involvement in Freemasonry, and an undying attachment to Anglican church music—Ian Bradley uses hitherto undiscovered letters, diary entries, and other sources to reveal the important influences on his faith and his work. No saint and certainly no ascetic, he was a lover of life and enjoyed its pleasures to the full. At the same time, he had a rare spiritual sensitivity, a sincere Christian faith, and a unique ability to uplift through both his character and his music that can best be described as a quality of divine emollient.

This Anglican Church of Ours

By Patricia Bays
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  • Publisher : Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
  • Book Code : 1770644393
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category :
  • Members : 446
  • Pdf File: this-anglican-church-of-ours.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is a guide to the Anglican church for those already travelling an Anglican path as well as for those who wish to explore it. Patricia Bays, who knows and loves her church, writes about all aspects of Anglicanism in an approachable style. She takes us from Celtic and Tudor England through the Reformation and Industrial Revolution to 21st century Canada and describes how the Anglican Church has met the challenges of change. Topics include: is there an Anglican theology? How do Anglicans make ethical decisions? What happens when we become ill or die? Who are the Anglicans?

Music as an Art

By Roger Scruton
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472955706
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 118
  • Pdf File: music-as-an-art.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Music as an Art begins by examining music through a philosophical lens, engaging in discussions about tonality, music and the moral life, music and cognitive science and German idealism, as well as recalling the author's struggle to encourage his students to distinguish the qualities of good music. Scruton then explains – via erudite chapters on Schubert, Britten, Rameau, opera and film – how we can develop greater judgement in music, recognising both good taste and bad, establishing musical values, as well as musical pleasures. As Scruton argues in this book, in earlier times, our musical culture had secure foundations in the church, the concert hall and the home; in the ceremonies and celebrations of ordinary life, religion and manners. Yet we no longer live in that world. Fewer people now play instruments and music is, for many, a form of largely solitary enjoyment. As he shows in Music as an Art, we live at a critical time for classical music, and this book is an important contribution to the debate, of which we stand in need, concerning the place of music in Western civilization.

The Search for a Symbol

By William R. H. Haughton
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1666726621
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 268
  • Pdf File: the-search-for-a-symbol.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"A New Creed" is, by all accounts, a dominant feature of The United Church of Canada. Since its initial writing in 1968, it has come to be a primary symbol of the denomination in the ancient Christian (baptismal) sense of the word and also in the modern. The Search for a Symbol reveals the fascinating and largely untold story of "A New Creed's" origins. It also engages in an unprecedented historical, literary, and theological analysis of the creed's text. This book offers the provocative argument that though "A New Creed" should continue to have a place in the life and liturgy of Canada's largest Protestant church, it does not take full advantage of the possible benefits that can come from healthy practices of creedal confession--namely teaching people about the biblical story of salvation as well as connecting them in relationship with God and one another. For these purposes, the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds are shown to be better confessional options, and readily available ones within The United Church's tradition.

The Book of Klezmer

By Yale Strom
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  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Book Code : 1613741391
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 127
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-klezmer.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Klezmer is Yiddish music, the music of the Jews of Europe and America, a music of laughter and tears, of weddings and festivals, of dancing and prayer. Born in the Middle Ages, it came of age in the shtetl (the Eastern European Jewish country town), where "a wedding without klezmer is worse than a funeral without tears." Most of the European klezmorim (klezmer players) were murdered in the Holocaust; in the last 25 years, however, klezmer has been reborn, with dozens of groups, often mixing klezmer with jazz or rock, gaining large followings throughout the world. The Book of Klezmer traces the music's entire history, making use of extensive documentary material; interviews with forgotten klezmorim as well as luminaries such as Theodore Bikel, Leonard Nimoy, Joel Grey, Andy Statman, and John Zorn; and dozens of illuminating, stirring, and previously unpublished photographs.

Victorian Christianity and Emigrant Voyages to British Colonies c.1840 - c.1914

By Rowan Strong
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191036218
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 528
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Victorian Christianity and Emigrant Voyages to British Colonies c.1840 - c.1914 considers the religious component of the nineteenth-century British and Irish emigration experience. It examines the varieties of Christianity adhered to by most British and Irish emigrants in the nineteenth century, and consequently taken to their new homes in British settler colonies. Rowan Strong explores a dimension of this emigration history that has been overlooked by scholars—the development of an international emigrants' chaplaincy by the Church of England that ministered to Anglicans, Nonconformists, as well as others, including Scandinavians, Germans, Jews, and freethinkers. Using the sources of this emigrants' chaplaincy, Strong also makes extensive use of the shipboard diaries kept by emigrants themselves to give them a voice in this history. Using these sources to look at the British and Irish emigrant voyages to new homes, this study provides an analysis of the Christianity of these emigrants as they travelled by ship to British colonies. Their ships were floating villages that necessitated and facilitated religious encounters across denominational and even religious boundaries. It argues that the Church of England provided an emigrants' ministry that had the greatest longevity, breadth, and international structure of any Church in the nineteenth century. The book also examines the principal varieties of Christianity espoused by most British emigrants, and argues this religion was more central to their identity and, consequently, more significant in settler colonies than many historians have often hitherto accepted. In this way, the Church of England's emigrant chaplaincy made a major contribution to the development of a British world in settler colonies of the empire.

Madeleine L'Engle: The Polly O'Keefe Quartet (LOA #310)

By Madeleine L'Engle
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  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Book Code : 1598535994
  • Total of Pages : 1050
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 481
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Book Short Summary:

A Wrinkle in Time was only the beginning: here, together for the first time in a deluxe Library of America edition, are the thrilling adventures of Meg Murray's daughter Polly. Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time is one of the most beloved and influential novels for young readers ever written, a thrilling tale in which fourteen-year-old Meg Murry and her schoolmate Calvin O'Keefe use a tesseract to travel across space and time to save Meg's scientist father from dire forces threatening the universe. But A Wrinkle in Time was only the beginning of the adventure. Now, for the first time, L'Engle's iconic classic and all seven of its sequels--the complete Kairos ("cosmic time") novels--are collected in a deluxe two-volume Library of America edition, together with never-seen-before deleted passages and hard-to-find essays in which L'Engle reflects on her work. This second volume gathers the final four Kairos novels, in which Meg and Calvin's daughter Polly takes center stage. In The Arm of the Starfish, Polly disappears, and Calvin's research assistant is implicated in her kidnapping. In Dragons in the Waters, Polly and her brother Charles are on a steamer bound for Venezuela when they help solve a murder connected to a stolen portrait of Simon Bolivar. Polly receives an education in different kinds of love in A House Like a Lotus. And in An Acceptable Time, Polly is lured through a tesseract by a friend who may be hoping to sacrifice Polly in order to save himself. A companion volume gathers the first four Kairos Novels, the Wrinkle in Time quartet, which also includes A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Many Waters. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.