Our Church: A Personal History of the Church of England

Our Church: A Personal History of the Church of England

by Roger Scruton
     
 

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For most people in England today, the church is simply the empty building at the end of the

road, visited for the first time, if at all, when dead. It offers its sacraments to a population that lives without rites of passage, and which regards the National Health Service rather than the National Church as its true spiritual guardian.

In Our

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For most people in England today, the church is simply the empty building at the end of the

road, visited for the first time, if at all, when dead. It offers its sacraments to a population that lives without rites of passage, and which regards the National Health Service rather than the National Church as its true spiritual guardian.

In Our Church, Scruton argues that the Anglican Church is the forlorn trustee of an architectural and artistic inheritance that remains one of the treasures of European civilization. He contends that it is a still point in the centre of English culture and that its defining texts, the King James Bible and the

Book of Common Prayer are the sources from which much of our national identity derives. At once an elegy to a vanishing world and a clarion call to recognize Anglicanism's continuing relevance, Our Church is a graceful and persuasive book.

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ISBN-13:
9781782395041
Publisher:
Atlantic Books
Publication date:
02/01/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
1 MB

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