The second in a series, delivered 15 March 2023 at the North Cleveland Church of God in Cleveland, TN, delivered by Don C. Warrington, Ph.D. Following a brief outline of the early history of the Book of Common Prayer, a history of two prayer books in the early United States is given: John Wesley’s prayer book for his new Methodist bishops, and the 1789 Book put together by the new Protestant Episcopal Church.
In the end a proposal is given for Pentecostal use: the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, the last “Cranmerian” prayer book and the direct ancestor of the 1789, with strong affinities to Wesley’s. This makes it suitable from a doctrinal standpoint for a Wesleyan-Holiness movement such as modern Pentecost.
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