The Theology and Ecclesiology of the Prayer Book Crisis, 1906–1928

  • Dan D. Cruickshank

Part of the Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World book series (CTAW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  3. Dan D. Cruickshank
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  4. Dan D. Cruickshank
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  5. Dan D. Cruickshank
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 125-127

About this book


This book considers the doctrinal and ecclesiological trends that were present during the construction of the revised Book of Common Prayer of 1927. Through the use of the records of both Convocations and of the National/Church Assembly, it examines the debates that led to the revised Book and the doctrinal shifts that were present in these debates. It challenges the idea that the revision process stalled in the First World War by showing how the birth of the National Assembly that took place during the war was born out of the revision process. Through the Assembly records it shows the integral role the laity played in the revision process. It examines the attempts to get the revised Books through Parliament, the difference between pro and anti-revision speakers, and the radical ecclesiological thinking that followed the rejections.


Church of England sacramental theology liturgy church-state relations 'two kingdoms' theology

Authors and affiliations

  • Dan D. Cruickshank
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GlasgowGlasgowUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-27129-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-27130-5
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