Prayer Book I: The Sacraments
This course is open to everyone.
This introductory course will explore the Book of Common Prayer from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Students will learn about the historical development of the Book of Common Prayer from the English Reformation onward; explore the theological, missional, and ecclesiological claims of the Prayer Book; develop skills to appropriate and inculturate the Prayer Book tradition in local contexts; and discover the richness of the Prayer Book as a resource and frame for personal Anglican spiritual piety as well as public Anglican witness. Students will walk away from this class with a greater understanding and appreciation of the Anglican Prayer Book tradition as well with new skills to engage it as a wholistic liturgical system.