Northup, Lesley A. Books

1892 Book of Common Prayer
1993 0-7734-9322-0
This study examines the 1892 revision historically, focusing on its reflection of the issues confronting the church in the late nineteenth century and on the process by which it was adopted. It attempts to uncover the place of the revision in the evolving self-understanding of the Episcopal Church. The 1892 revision represented a stunning departure from previous attitudes about the immutability of the prayer book, helped redefine the church's ethos at the start of a new century, and was the sine qua non for future revision. Little has been written on it since the turn of the century, and this is the only definitive work on this revision.